The Centre of Agricultural
Engineering of Munich University of Technology has
been involved in heat production from biomass since 1974, and in environmental
aspects related to the development of energy crops since 1978. This team also
works in the field of bio-fuels for vehicles, its main involvement being in
fundamental and applied research. The centre also maintains a regular extension
service concerning domestic wood combustion. A permanent exhibition for wood
combustion technology has been established.
- Research and
development into wood heating equipment : optimisation
of boilers, combustion chambers and control devices.
- Energy audits
and measurement of emissions (CO, NOx, SO2…)
on test stand.
- Biofuel quality management and standardisation.
- Harvesting of
short rotation forestry coppice and herbaceous crops.
evaluation and design of logistic chains.
observation on volume, structure and manufacturers for biomass combustion
Region of operation and fields of application
- Energy crops.
- Forest residues.
References and publications
- The competitiveness of biomass compared to
other renewable energy sources concerning ecological, economical and technical
aspects, 1995, 397 p.
- Performance of biomass combustion systems
with respect to airborne emissions and development of technical solution for
the improvement of the combustion process, 1995, 350 p.
- Kaltschmitt and
Hartmann (Eds.) : Energy
from Biomass (in German language), Springer Press, Berlin, 2001.