Biomass Combustion

Recent reports

Task 32 recently finised several projects, that resulted in individual reports. See below an overview of these reports:

Technical reports on particle emission measurement techniques for boilers and stoves

These reports aim to summarise the opportunities of different particle emission measurement techniques and provide recommendations as to which method should be used in the future. The report ‘Status of PM emission measurement methods and new developments‘ was published in 2018.

Strategic study for renewable heat 

The project highlights the potential of biomass in smart renewable heating systems and shows 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 results in both a strategic report and case study leaflets.

State of the art report on innovative CHP concepts

This project describes good examples for existing CHP projects (proven technologies) on the one hand, and innovative CHP technologies on the other. The report was finished by the end of 2018.

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 were finalised in 2018.

Review on ash utilisation options

This report examines existing and new methods for ash utilisation from both dedicated combustion and cofiring applications. The report, Options for increased use of ash from biomass combustion and co-firing, was published in 2018.

Inter task project on fuel pretreatment

With input from  task 33, 34,36, 40 and 43, Task 32 coordinates this project, that shows 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 show the effect of different pretreatment technologies.