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“Technologies for clean biomass combustion”

The final workshop of the project FutureBioTec was held on 20th of September 2012 at the Graz University of Technology, AUSTRIA. At the workshop relevant results of the project have been presented and discussed. The audience addressed were researchers, stove and boiler manufacturers, filter manufacturers as well as utilities, plant operators, energy agencies and public authorities.


08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome address
I. Obernberger, Graz University of Technology

09:10 Project FutureBioTec – an overview
I. Obernberger, Graz University of Technology (AT)

SESSION 1: Reduction of PM, CO, OGC and NOx emissions from wood stoves

09:40 Low emission operation manual for chimney stove users
H. Hartmann, Technology and Support Centre of Renewable Raw Materials (DE)

10:10 Guidelines for low emission stove concepts
J. Jokiniemi, University of Eastern Finland (FI)

10:40 Coffee break

SESSION 2: Reduction of PM and NOx emissions from automated boilers

11:10 Strategies for low emission biomass furnaces based on advanced air staging
T. Brunner, BIOENERGY2020+ GmbH (AT)

11:40 Low emission pulverised biomass fuel combustion systems
T. Golec, P. Bocian, Institute of Power Engineering (PL)

12:10 Lunch

13:10 Relevant findings concerning the application of additives and fuel blending
C. Boman, Umeå University (SE)

13:40 Application of fuel blending and additives – results of test runs
J. Finnan, J. Carrol, Teagasc, Crops Research Centre (IE)

14:10 Coffee break

SESSION 3: PM emission reduction by secondary measures for residential biomass combustion systems

14:40 State-of-the-art concerning particle precipitation devices for residential biomass combustion systems

15:10 Particle precipitation in a specially designed condensing heat exchanger
O. Sippula, University of Eastern Finland (FI)

15:40 Concepts for the design and application of particle precipitators for residential biomass combustion
F. Niklasson,  SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SE)

16:10 Summary and Conclusions

16:30 End of workshop