Biomass Combustion and Co-firing

Upcoming reports

Task 32 currently works on several projects, that should result in individual reports. The most important reports are shown below:

Technical report on particle emission measurement techniques for boilers and stoves

This report aims to summarise the opportunities of different particle emission measurement techniques and provide recommendations as to which method should be used in future. The report is expected by June 2017.

Policy paper with background report on the health impact of combustion aerosols

This concerns a policy paper with background report of emission factors and health related impacts of emissions from various biomass fired stoves and boilers. The report and paper will be finalised in 2017.

Strategic study for renewable heat 

The project will highlight the potential of biomass in smart renewable heating systems and show to policy makers how this can play a role in the green transition (in terms of job creation, economic growth, climate change and mitigation). The project will result in both a strategic report and case study leaflets.

State of the art report on innovative CHP concepts (Christoph Schmidl)

This project will describe good examples for existing CHP projects (proven technologies) on the one hand, and innovative CHP technologies on the other. The report should be finished by the end of 2017.

Report on consequences of real life operation on performance of boilers and stoves

This concerns two separate reports on the real life emissions of stoves and boilers. The reason is that these real life emissions can be quite different from what has been measured during type approval under optimal nominal conditions. A seperate workshop was already organised on this topic, see here. These reports are expected to be finalised in 2018.

Review on ash utilisation options

This report will examine existing and new methods for ash utilisation from both dedicated combustion and cofiring applications. To be published in 2017.

Inter task project on fuel pretreatment

With input from  task 33, 34,36, 40 and 43, Task 32 coordinates this project, that will show how innovative pretreatment technologies can help in making the use of biomass for energy generation more attractive in terms of costs, efficiency and resource diversification. Several case studies will show the effect of different pretreatment technologies.