IEA Bioenergy Webinar – Residential Wood Combustion – Towards Low Emission Systems

06 May, 2021 - 06 May, 2021
IEA BioenergyWebinars


IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in a free international webinar entitled “Residential Wood Combustion – Towards Low Emission Systems”.

Wood combustion plays a large role for residential heating in many countries. However, inadequate knowledge, poor design of appliances, unrealistic test methods and poor operation of wood stoves lead to undesired and harmful consequences for air quality in many residential areas.

IEA Bioenergy Task 32 works to gather and disseminate essential knowledge on how to reduce emissions from small scale wood combustion while maintaining the benefits of heating homes with local renewable resources. The webinar will present the most recent findings from ongoing work within Task 32 on design guidelines for wood stoves and real-life test methods. The full reports will be published in the coming month. The webinar will consist of the following presentations followed by a common Q&A session:

  • Introduction to biomass combustion and pollutant reduction in wood stoves and boilers, by Prof. Dr. Thomas Nussbaumer (Verenum Research, Switzerland)
  • Technical guidelines for design of low emission stoves, by Morten Gottlieb Warming-Jespersen (Danish Technological Institute, Denmark)
  • Real life test methods for log wood stoves and pellet stoves, by Dr. Gabriel Reichert (Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies, Austria)

Morten Tony Hansen (Ea Energy Analyses, Denmark), Lead of IEA Bioenergy Task 32 on Biomass Combustion, will moderate the webinar.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Central European Summer Time / 10:00 am – 11:30 am North American Eastern Daylight Time / 3:00 pm – 4.30 pm British Summer Time.

For more information, please see the webinar poster  IEA-Bioenergy-Webinar-Poster_06-May-2021_1021x1229_final.

Please consult the instructions below for information on how to connect for the live webinar. You will need a computer with stable internet access. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact us so we can provide you with the presentation file to follow along.

The webinar will be delivered through the Zoom web conferencing software. The webinar platform may prompt you to download a free add-in. Follow the instructions on-screen to install.

To participate as attendee, receive email reminders and calendar invitations, please register online here:

Unable to attend the live lecture? Lectures will be recorded and archived for later viewing at

How to join after registration:

All questions can be directed towards the Q&A window.


Enjoy the lecture!

For additional information, please contact:
ETA-Florence Renewable Energies