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Clean Air Technology for Biomass Combustion Systems (BioCAT)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 286978

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 410 933,88

  • EU contribution

    € 1 004 500

Coordinated by:

BEST - BIOENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Austria

Objective

The BioCAT proposal aims at the development of new generation of biomass based room heating appliances. The EU climate and energy strategy for 2020 obviously relies on a significant increase of biomass share in household energy production. In addition new building standards lead to a decrease in heat consumption of households and consequently to a decrease of the nominal power of heating appliances. Therefore small-scale wood fired room heating appliances are a perfectly suited, absolutely climate friendly and cost effective solution. However it is also known that small-scale wood combustion appliances, in particular logwood fired systems – contribute significant shares of gaseous and particulate emissions all over Europe. The only way to solve this resulting conflict of aims is to reduce emissions from logwood fired small-scale combustion systems significantly and this is exactly the mission of the BioCAT – project. The integration of a new oxidation catalyst system in existing or newly developed biomass combustion appliances will make the developed products defining a new standard in their class concerning gaseous and particulate emissions.
The emission targets for the developed manually stoked appliances are in the same range or even better than today’s state-of-the-art automatically fired room heating appliances (pellet stoves). Therefore the expected impacts of the BioCAT project are self-evident: SME partners in the consortium, catalyst system- as well as biomass combustion system manufacturers, will benefit from the technologically outstanding position of their developed products. Positive “side effect” of the expected economic impact is the environmental impact. By reaching a strong market penetration of catalyst equipped combustion systems in the upcoming decade a huge step towards the solution of the air pollution issue of small-scale biomass can be done.

Coordinator

BEST - BIOENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Address

Inffeldgasse 21b
8010 Graz

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 40 887,76

Administrative Contact

Walter Haslinger (Dr.)

Participants (6)

TECHNOLOGIE- UND FORDERZENTRUM IM KOMPETENZZENTRUM FUR NACHWACHSENDE ROHSTOFFE TFZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 16 000

DR PLEY ENVIRONMENTAL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 62 547,56

HAPERO ENERGIETECHNIK GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 152 543,18

RIKA INNOVATIVE OFENTECHNIK GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 243 795,50

STAFFIERI AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 155 663,75

STUV SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 333 062,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 286978

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 410 933,88

  • EU contribution

    € 1 004 500

Coordinated by:

BEST - BIOENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Austria