Intelligent Heat System - High-Energy Efficient Wood Stoves with Low Emissions. Field Tests

Jytte Boll Illerup, Joachim Nickelsen, Brian Brun Hansen, Weigang Lin, Kim Dam-Johansen

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Wood stoves have the potential of providing CO2-neutral energy without transmission loss—but with the significant drawbacks of high emissions of pollutants and particulate matter at low altitude close to private homes, and with an uneven heat release profile which produces non-optimal heating comfort. A collaboration project between the CHEC research centre at DTU Chemical Engineering and the stove manufacturing company HWAM A/S has led to development of an automatic control system for wood stoves, and the first version of an automatically controlled wood stove was launched on the market in 2012. The automatic control system developed for wood stoves in this project ensures optimal combustion conditions, thereby minimizing the emissions throughout a complete wood log combustion cycle. This improved performance has been verified by field tests in private homes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2014
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Publication date2014
Pages689 - 694
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-89407-52-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition - CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201426 Jun 2014
Conference number: 22


Conference22nd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
LocationCCH - Congress Center Hamburg


  • Efficiency
  • Emission reduction
  • Wood
  • Stove
  • Automatic control


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