EVENT Finnish boiler company, Ala-Talkkari Oy used the event to launch its new modular woodchip-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant. Using a thermal oil boiler with an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) unit the CHP was developed as part of a Research and Development (R&D) project together with Institut für Luft- und Kältetechnik (ILK) in Dresden, Germany. – The show has been great, we have had several very qualified enquiries so far. Unlike in the Nordics, this scale and type of CHP concept with ORC is popular in central Europe, said Antti Ala-Talkkari, CEO, Ala-Talkkari Oy. Bioenergy Internat ional No 79, 3-2015 49 search, total turnover in the sector is expected to rise by around two percent in 2015 with exports likely to increase slightly more than domestic sales. However as in 2014, sales in the sanitation segment will increase somewhat more than those in the heating field though export sales for the latter are expected to grow more rapidly. This is a sentiment that has been echoed in particular by some pellet stove and boiler manufacturers as well as the German pellet association at several recent pellet conferences during 2014/2015 when the German residential market is up for discussion. It is further compounded by two mild heating seasons in a row. However not everyone is phased by the current pellet heat situation in Germany. – We’ve been around in the wood and pellet heating sector long enough to realise that this current interest in sanitation over heating in Germany is cyclic and we can balance that with more emphasis on other geographical markets, said Bernhard Holzer from Austrian appliance manufacturer Windhager Zentralheizung GmbH. Comfort met technology There was though plenty of innovation and new products on show with one common denominator, ‘connectivity’. It seems that with the onslaught of Market launch for a retro-fit precipitator developed by Carola Clean Air, a spinoff from Karlsruhe Insititute of Technology, for wood-fired boilers in Germany subject to the 1. BImSchV particulate matter (PM) regulations. – The response has been great said Bernhard Kirchmayr from Austrain boiler company Fröling GmbH referring to the new “EnergieGenie 2015 Innovationspreis” winning woodchip fired CHP 50, 107kW heat and 49 kW electric. Polish revolving revolution, the PellasX team with Michal Brzeski, CEO (right). The company designs and manufacturers pellet and agri-fuel burners in the 5 - 350 kW range and has developed a self-cleaning rotating burner line, Revo.
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