New wood burning stoves are more eco-friendly

A new test made by the TFZ institute in Germany shows that newer wood burning stoves burn more cleanly and in a more eco-friendly way than older models do. Some of the reasons are that new wood burning stoves are easier to control and that it's easier to fire correctly. Read about the results here.

By: Line Nederby
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Research from Technologie- und Förderzentrum in Germany* shows that new wood burning stoves burn more cleanly than older wood burning stoves. Tests have been made on wood burning stoves that are controlled both manually and automatically.

The insitute has measured the level of particle emissions from wood burning stoves from 1980 and until 2000. The result is very positive for the environment.

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Think in an eco-friendly way and replace your old wood burning stove with a new one


Wood burning stove producers have become very good at developing technology and automatic control devices which make for easier control, less use of firewood and eco-friendly combustion.

When you fire with firewood you are choosing a carbon neutral source of heating, and you’re doing both yourself, your neighbours and the environment a big favour by replacing your old wood burning stove with a new one which will save the environment from much particle pollution and tar.

It’s also important that you fire with dry firewood when you want clean combustion. Read more about it here.

*The graphs in the article come from TFZ-Bericht no. 36. og 22:

Ellner-Schuberth, F.; Hartmann, H.; Turowski, P.; Roßmann, P. (2010): Partikelemissionen aus Kleinfeuerungen für Holz und Ansätze für Minderungsmaßnahmen. Berichte aus dem TFZ, Nr. 22. Straubing: Technologie- und Förderzentrum im Kompetenzzentrum für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (TFZ), 135 Seiten, ISBN 1614-1008

Schön, C.; Hartmann, H. (2014): Nutzer- und Brennstoffeinflüsse auf Feinstaubemissionen aus Kleinfeuerungsanlagen. Berichte aus dem TFZ, Nr. 36. Straubing: Technologie- und Förderzentrum im Kompetenzzentrum für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (TFZ), 173 Seiten, ISSN 1614-1008

Written by
Line Nederby


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