Market Potentials of Biomass Fired Micro-CHP Plants

M. Fischnaller, F. Volz, R. Kunde, H. Spliethoff & M. Gaderer
This study examines, whether there is a market for biomass fired Micro­CHP systems in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In all three countries the majority of the domestic heating systems are quite old and out of date. The market volume of wood driven domestic heating system is about 50’000 pieces in 2009. The market volume in Germany for Micro CHP systems (= 50 kWel) is about 4’500 pieces per year; most of them operate with gas....