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Advanced Testing Methods for Better Real Life Performance of Biomass Room Heating Appliances

Objective

Existing test standards for biomass room heating appliances (pellet and firewood stoves, and inset appliances) have supported technology development tremendously in past decades. Due to today’s changing and more demanding requirements, however, there is the obvious need for refined testing procedures in order to differentiate between poor and excellent products. Such differentiation should take into account operating conditions as they are found in real life installations. Offering such information to customers will create substantial competitive advantages to innovative SMEs providing high quality products and may provide a reliable guideline for future standards or regulations.
The key objectives of BeReal are
- Development of advanced testing methods for room biomass heating appliances to better reflect real life operation
- Development of a centralized standard evaluation tool for quality assurance purposes
- Validation of methods at an early stage of development
- Proof of real life impact of advanced products by field test demonstration
- Proof of reliability and reproducibility of testing methods and evaluation tools through a Round Robin test
- Development and introduction of a quality label based on the novel testing methods
These are accompanied by dissemination activities addressing standardization bodies, SME-members of participating SME-AGs and notified bodies, including training activities for the latter two groups. The introduction of the quality label addresses end users and general public.
The consortium consists of 2 national and 1 European SME-AG, 7 OTHER participants (3 SME stove manufacturers, 1 SME component supplier, 1 SME certification supplier, 2 large industry stove manufacturers) and 5 RTDs of high international reputation. SME-AGs will be supported by their members. 3 participants are notified bodies, several participants are involved in leading positions in concerned standardization groups, amongst others in CEN TC295 WG5 and in CEN TC46. Additional stakeholders are involved in an Advisory Committee.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

TECHNOLOGIE- UND FORDERZENTRUM IM KOMPETENZZENTRUM FUR NACHWACHSENDE ROHSTOFFE TFZ
Address
Schulgasse 18
94315 Straubing
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 53 120
Administrative Contact
Hans Hartmann (Dr.)

Participants (14)

HETAS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 144,50
Address
Stoke Road Stoke Orchard Orchard Business Centre
GL52 7RZ Cheltenham
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Robert Burke
HKI INDUSTRIEVERBAND HAUS, HEIZ UND KUCHENTECHNIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 223 140
Address
Lyoner Strasse 9
60528 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dominika Radacki (Mrs.)
OSTERREICHISCHER KACHELOFENVERBAND VEREIN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 311 464,50
Address
Dassanowskyweg 8
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Schiffert (Dr.)
EUROPAISCHE FEUERSTATTEN ARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 259 573,86
Address
Mainzer Strasse 12
56068 Koblenz
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Heinrich Göddeke (Dr.)
BEST - BIOENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 29 709
Address
Inffeldgasse 21B
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Haslinger (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 25 715
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Daugbjerg Jensen (Dr.)
HOCHSCHULE FUER FORSTWIRTSCHAFT ROTTENBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 13 336
Address
Schadenweilerhof
72108 Rottenburg Am Neckar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Pelz (Prof.)
RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 30 594
Address
Brinellgatan 4
501 15 Boras
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Sager (Ms)
ATech elektronika d.o.o.
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 213 530,50
Address
Bac Pri Materiji 30
SI-6242 Materija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Makovac (Mr.)
INTERFOCOS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 23 500,04
Address
Hallenstraat 17
5531 AB Bladel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Smit (Mr.)
STUV SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 257 584,50
Address
Rue Jules Borbouse 4
B-5170 Bois De Villers Profondeville
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Duquesne (Mr.)
HWAM AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 217 844,50
Address
Nydamsvej 53
8362 Horning
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Torsten Hvam Pedersen (Mr.)
NIBE AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 43 894,80
Address
Jarnvagsgatan 40
285 21 Markaryd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bo Nilsson
SCAN AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 43 894,80
Address
Glasvaenget 3-9
5492 Vissenbjerg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Klokkedal Sørensen