Biomass Combustion and Co-firing

Irish national workshop on local developments in small scale biomass combustion, Dublin, 18 October, 2011

Tuesday 18 October
2011


Workshop: 

National workshop on local developments
in small scale biomass combustion


organised by TEAGASC and IEA Bioenergy Task 32

‘The Green Isle Hotel’, Clondlalkin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

The current market for biomass fired stoves and boilers in Ireland is in its infancy stages, with obsolete technology still being used, and a large growth perspective for modern combustion technologies driven by the increasing prices for fossil fuels and national sustainability requirements. Recently, a number of fatalities occurred due to inappropriate installations.

This workshop highlighted the current challenges in Ireland in implementing appropriate combustion technologies and system installations and how these can be addressed by the workshop participants (equipment suppliers, policy makers and others). The presentations contain new information about the status of the technologies used, upcoming EU legislation on product requirements and the relevance of health and safety related issues.

Time Presentation


13:00


Introduction and welcome,
Jaap Koppejan


13:15


Market developments in small scale biomass
combustion in Ireland
Pearse Buckley, Sustainable Energy Ireland


13:45


EcoDesign and other EU regulations,

Eric Smit, Interfocos BV, Netherlands and
convenor of CEN TC/295 WG5


14:15


State of the art-small scale biomass combustion
in boilers,
Ingwald Obernberger,  BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME
GmbH, BE2020+ GmbH, Graz, Austria


14:45


State of the art-small scale biomass combustion
in stoves
Hans Hartmann, TFZ, Straubing


15:15


Coffee/tea break


15:45


Health issues in biomass combustion
Thomas Nussbaumer, Verenum, Switzerland


16:15


Safety aspects in small scale biomass combustion

Jaap Koppejan, Procede, Netherlands


16:45


Discussion: The way forward


17:15


Closing

Co-organised with