Domestic Biomass Based Heating in Germany, Determination of the Number of Single Fireplaces for Wood Fuels by an All-German Data Collection

T. Schröder, C. Viehmann, K. Bienert & H. Wazula
Due to the rising energy demand and related energy costs as well as environmental aspects thermal utilization of biomass, particularly of wood, becomes more relevant. Especially for the energy consumption in households, biomass burning is an established alternative to fossil fuel based technologies. In the course of growing environmental awareness, debates have been initiated about the particulate matter emission (PME) from small biomass combustion and their contribution to the ambient air quality. In spite of...