Webinar: “Residential Wood Combustion – Towards Low Emission Systems”.
On 6th May 2021, IEA Bioenergy held a webinar titled “Residential Wood Combustion – Towards Low Emission Systems”.
Wood combustion plays a large role for residential heating in many countries. However, inadequate knowledge, poor design of appliances, unrealistic test methods and poor operation of wood stoves lead to undesired and harmful consequences for air quality in many residential areas.
IEA Bioenergy Task 32 works to gather and disseminate essential knowledge on how to reduce emissions from small scale wood combustion while maintaining the benefits of heating homes with local renewable resources. The webinar presented the most recent findings from ongoing work within Task 32 on design guidelines for wood stoves and real-life test methods. The webinar consisted of the following presentations, followed by a Q&A session:
- Introduction to biomass combustion and pollutant reduction in wood stoves and boilers, by Prof. Dr. Thomas Nussbaumer (Verenum Research, Switzerland)
- Technical guidelines for design of low emission stoves, by Morten Gottlieb Warming-Jespersen (Danish Technological Institute, Denmark)
- Real life test methods for log wood stoves and pellet stoves, by Dr. Gabriel Reichert (Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies, Austria)
Morten Tony Hansen (Ea Energy Analyses, Denmark), Lead of IEA Bioenergy Task 32 on Biomass Combustion,moderated the webinar.