Publications

  • The future role of Thermal Biomass Power in renewable energy systems – a study of Germany

    Mar 2019

    The global energy supply system is in a transition from a centralized system dominated by dispatchable fossil-based sources to a system that is based on renewable energy sources. In countries where wind and solar are expected to play a dominant role in the energy transition, the integration of these energy sources in the power system […]

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  • Best practise report on decentralized biomass fired CHP plants and status of biomass fired small- and micro scale CHP technologies

    Mar 2019

    In this report the most relevant technologies, as they are steam engines, ORC applications, Stirling engines and thermoelectric generators, the most important technical parameters together with operational results and experiences as well as boundary conditions for application are described and presented in fact sheets. Technology developments in the last 10 years are summarized and further […]

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  • Bioenergy for heat – the Hot Cases

    Mar 2019

    Heat makes up about half of the global final energy usage, while electric power and transportation fuels together make up the other half of the end use. Fossil fuels are today the predominant source for heating (about 80%), However, in many countries there is enough sustainable biomass available to substitute all fossil fuels that are […]

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  • Options for increased use of ash from biomass combustion and co-firing

    Dec 2018

    This report provides an overview on present practices in ash management from biomass (co)combustion, based on country reports for experiences in seven member countries of Task 32, namely Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Sweden. Other members in IEA bioenergy task 32 that contributed were South Africa and the United Kingdom. The report […]

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  • Advanced Test Methods for Firewood Stoves

    Oct 2018

    This report by Gabriel Reichert and Christoph Schmidl compares a number of different test methods that are used around the world for determining the emission factors from woodstoves, and discusses how well these different methods are able to mimic the emission during typical use of the wood stoves in practise. In different scientific studies test protocols which […]

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  • Status of PM emission measurement methods and new developments

    Sep 2018

    Background Particulate matter emissions (PME) from biomass combustion have always been in the focus of air pollution control. Due to their small size (mostly below 1 µm aerodynamic diameter) they can easily pass through the nose and throat into the lungs. Additionally, many such PM-enriched flue gases also carry organic gaseous carbon species (OGC) which act […]

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  • Documents for the T32 meeting in Copenhagen

    May 2018

    See here for all meeting documents: https://task32.ieabioenergy.com/ieaevent/task-meeting-copenhagen/

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  • Aerosols from Biomass Combustion – Technical report (Thomas Nussbaumer, 2017)

    Jul 2017

    Aerosols from Biomass Combustion – Technical report (Thomas Nussbaumer, 2017) This report by Thomas Nussbaumer (VERENUM, Switzerland) provides an overview of recent R&D on the particle emissions and related health aspects of biomass combustion. The use of biomass for heat and power production is supported in many IEA countries since biomass as a renewable fuel […]

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  • The status of large scale biomass firing – The milling and combustion of biomass materials in large pulverised coal boilers

    Mar 2016

    This IEA Bioenergy Task 32 report provides an overview of the current status of biomass cofiring. The report shows that the firing and co-firing of biomass as a replacement for coal in large pulverised coal boilers can be a very attractive option for the utilisation of biomass materials for power production, and for the delivery […]

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