Expert workshop on Highly Efficient and Clean Wood Log Stoves

29 Oct, 2015
Location: Hotel Ramada Alexanderplatz, Berlin
Contact: Jaap Koppejan
Email: Send email
Task 32


Fireplaces and woodlog stoves that burn wood in a suboptimal manner are an important source of particle emissions in Europe. By phasing out polluting woodstoves and introducing better stoves, better stove installations and educating stove users, large emission reductions can be achieved.

Experts from IEA Bioenergy task 32 (Biomass Combustion and Cofiring), in collaboration with various national and European branche organisations have jointly organized an expert workshop on ways to introduce efficient and clean wood log stoves. This workshop will be held on Thu 29 Oct in Berlin. The workshop can be accessed free of charge, but seats are limited.  Registration is therefore required.


09:30 Registration, Coffee
10:00 Welcome / Introduction
10:10 Framework conditions and stove integration
10:10 Market development and perspectives (Frank Kienle, HKI, Germany)
10:40 Black carbon emissions from wood stoves (Dr. Morten Seljeskog SINTEF Energy Research, Trondheim, Norway)
11:00 Real life stove testing for European label development – The BeReal-project (Dr. Christoph Schmidl, BE2020+, Austria)
11:30 Stove development II
11:30 Guidelines and relevant issues for stove development (Prof. Dr. Ingwald Obernberger, BIOS Bioenergiesysteme GmbH, Austria)
12:00 Wood stoves for future’s energy efficient buildings (Prof. Laurent Georges, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway)
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Stove development II
13:15 CFD as an efficient design tool for log wood stoves (Dr. Øyvind Skreiberg, SINTEF Energy Research, Trondheim, Norway)
13:35 Transient CFD simulation of log wood stoves (Dr. Martina Blank, BIOS Bioenergiesysteme GmbH, Austria)
13:55 Advanced combustion control for a log wood stove (Dr. Jytte Illerup, DTU, Denmark)
14:20 Emission abatement using integrated catalysts in log wood stoves (Dr. Ingo Hartmann, DBFZ, Germany)
14:45 Performance of foam ceramic elements in log wood stoves (Dr. Hans Hartmann, TFZ, Germany)
15:05 Coffee break
15:20 Round table discussion
16:00 End of Workshop




The workshop takes place at the Ramada hotel, Berlin Alexanderplatz:

The Ramada Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 32
10178 Berlin, Germany
Phone: + 49 30 3010411-1

Alexanderplatz can be reached from Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Schönefeld (SFX) Airports:

  • by taxi from Berlin Tegel (approx. 30 min – approx. €23)
  • by public transport from Berlin Tegel (approx.. 45 min. – €2.70 / for connection click here)
  • by taxi from Schönefeld airport (approx. 35 min – approx. €37)
  • by public transport/ S-Bahn (approx. 35 – 55 min – €3.30) / for connection click here

IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015

The workshop takes place immediately after the IEA Bioenergy Conference, 27-28 October at the same location. Visitors to the stove workshop are encouraged to consider participation in this conference, see for the programme and registration information.

Registering for the Expert Workshop

Participation in the expert workshop is free of charge, but as seats are limited, you need to have registered in advance. Please visit the IEA Bioenergy task 32 website ( to register.