Biomass boiler

Biomass boilers have proper control and automatic feeder systems to ensure constant fuel supply of solid biomass in the form of pellets of chips. Furthermore, the boilers are often equipped with lambda-sensors to ensure optimal and efficient combustion of the biomass. Using the best of modern technology, biomass boilers can achieve over 90% efficiency, significantly more than conventional boilers.

Biomass boilers can either be used in a centralized plant that feeds a district heating or through distributed single units. Biomass boilers also have the advantage to be renewable, which makes it more efficient in terms of primary energy and CO2 emissions. Biomass boilers are not restricted to solid fuel, there are also systems using biogas or liquid biofuels. However these are seldom used for direct heat production, but rather to drive generators in combined heat and power plants.

List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

SINFONIA

The SINFONIA project is a five-year initiative to deploy large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities. At the heart of the initiative is a unique cooperation between the cities of Bolzano (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria), working hand in hand to achieve 40% to...

REMOURBAN

REMOURBAN is a lighthouse project whose ultimate goal is to design and validate a urban regeneration model in the cities of Nottingham (United Kingdom), Valladolid (Spain) and Tepebasi/Eskisehir (Turkey), while maximizing its replication potential in two follower cities, Seraing (Belgium) and...

EU-GUGLE

The EU-GUGLE project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.  To reach this objective, the eight pilot cities will join efforts to combine the latest...

DIRECTION

DIRECTION aimed at demonstrating how the use of very innovative and cost-effective energy efficiency technologies can lead to the achievement of very low energy new buildings. This aim along with the effective adoption of low energy buildings was achieved by switching to a model whereby energy...

ECO-Life

ECO-Life aimed to establish a replicable planning and implementation approach and to demonstrate innovative and integrated energy concepts in supply and demand side in municipalities in Lithuania, Belgium and Denmark to reach the goal of zero CO2. The local ECO-life projects were integrated in...
List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

EU-GUGLE Site Sestao

Sestao is a municipality located at 11 km from Bilbao, on the left bank of the River, with a strong postindustrial character. It has an area of 3.5 km2 where only 0.9 km2 are devoted to residential use and the rest is used for industrial purposes. The demonstration district is located in the lower...

SINFONIA Site Innsbruck

Innsbruck (Austria, 120,000 inhabitants) defined its 2025 Energy Plan back in 2009. In this context, and as part of SINFONIA, the city has selected its eastern district to demonstrate the large scale implementation of energy efficient measures, with the objective of achieving on average 40 – 50%...

REMOURBAN Site Eskisehir

Eskisehir is located in the mid-western side of Anatolia. According to 2014 census, the population of the Eskisehir is approximately 810,000 and 320,000 of the total population is living in Tepebasi district, which is the demo site for the REMOURBAN project. It is a district of approximately 30,000...

REMOURBAN Site Valladolid

Valladolid is the capital of the autonomous region of Castile and Leon in the Northwest part of Spain, and has a population of 307,052 people (2015 est.) making it northwestern Spain's biggest city.  The demo site of the REMOURBAN project in Valladolid covers the FASA District, which is located in...

DIRECTION Site Valladolid

The Valladolid demo site is located in the centre of Spain, under a Mediterranean continental climate. The building, known as CARTIF III, has 4,075 m² of floor space, with four industrial areas of 3100 m² and an office area of 935 m2 and will be used for CARTIF Technology Centre research activities...