Category: Heating

Modern wood stoves for high efficiency and reduced emissions

Wood stoves are commonly used for space heating in many countries, particularly those with relatively abundant resources for the production of firewood. However these stoves are often blamed for their modest combustion efficiency, their high emissions of particulate (PM) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This behaviour can contribute sensibly to increasing local air pollution, a serious…

Biomass Boiler Response Gets ‘Gee-up’ From Steam Accumulation

Steam boilers are commonly used throughout industry. Operation of these boilers is energy intensive and can therefore represent a significant proportion of an organisation’s energy costs. According to the Carbon Trust, in the UK, boilers account for some 60% of carbon emissions from industrial operations and buildings. Being so energy intensive, steam boilers therefore offer…

Wood heating offers many regional benefits

The PromoBio project – Promotion of Regional Bioenergy Initiatives, co-funded by the Intelligent Energy for Europe Program, aims at providing concrete support to local companies and public bodies in establishing new business projects and support the development of regional policy framework related to bioenergy. A strong emphasis is on facilitating new heating plant investments based…

With the increasing insulation of domestic households and building requirements for energy efficiency in new buildings, the demand for high effect stoves has reduced. Wood burning stoves often deliver a high heating effect for but for a limited time, thereby creating temperature spikes in the surrounding space. A recent research conducted by Danish Technological Institute…

Promobio – Promotion to Regional Bioenergy Initiatives is a three year project started in 2011 and co-funded by the European Commission under the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. Five partner countries are involved (Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Austria, Finland) in three target regions: Warmia-and-Mazury and Mazowsze in Poland, Centru Region in Romania and Banská Bystrica Region in Slovakia.…