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Next generation small-scale biomass combustion technologies with ultra-low emissions

Objective

The UltraLowDust project aims at the demonstration of an European approach for ultra-low emission small-scale biomass combustion based on three novel technologies which cover the whole range of residential biomass heating applications. For pellet and woodchips combustion a new ultra-low emission boiler technology operating at almost zero CO, OGC and PM emissions will be demonstrated. Moreover, a new stove technology based on optimised air staging and an automated control system which shows significantly decreased PM, CO and OGC emissions compared with present stoves will be introduced. For PM emission reduction in old and new logwood boilers, old stoves as well as boilers for non-wood biomass fuels, a new ESP system will be demonstrated. These three technologies shall after successful demonstration define a new state-of-the-art regarding ultra-low emission biomass combustion covering an intelligent combination of primary and secondary measures. The technologies will be demonstrated within field tests over two heating seasons. Moreover, the project aims at the development of market introduction plans for the new technologies which will be supported by a market study as well as techno-economic analyses and overall impact assessments based on the results of the field tests. Additionally, the project aims at the development of recommendations for future emission limits under consideration of the results achieved, which shall then be discussed with national and EU authorities active in legislation making. To reach these aims a consortium of partners from 3 EU-countries consisting of the manufacturers of the three key technologies, research institutions which will support the industrial partners with their expertise in biomass combustion, one partner who is active in the field of international networking and policy making as well as, as coordinator, an internationally recognised engineering company, experienced in market studies and technology assessments has been formed.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2010-2
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
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Coordinator

BIOS BIOENERGIESYSTEME GMBH
Address
Hedwig-katschinka-strasse 4
8020 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingwald Obernberger (Prof.)

Participants (8)

WINDHAGER ZENTRALHEIZUNG TECHNIK GMBH
Austria
Address
Anton-windhagerstrasse 20
5201 Seekirchen Am Wallersee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Jürgen Brandt (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingwald Obernberger (Prof.)
RUFTEC AG
Germany
Address
Friedrichstrasse 90
Berlin
Administrative Contact
Kurt Dorminger (Mr.)
TECHNOLOGIE- UND FORDERZENTRUM IM KOMPETENZZENTRUM FUR NACHWACHSENDE ROHSTOFFE TFZ
Germany
Address
Schulgasse 18
94315 Straubing
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Hartmann (Dr.)
SUPRA
France
Address
Rue Du General Leclerc 28
22 Obernai
Administrative Contact
Marie-Laure Rabot-Querci (Mrs.)
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germany
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Schraube (Mr.)
WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GGMBH
Germany
Address
Doppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maike Bunse (Ms.)
RUFF-KAT GMBH
Germany
Address
Poststrasse 14
Obing
Administrative Contact
Kurt Dorminger (Mr.)