Photograph Essay of the 2016 Pellet Stove Design Challenge

Patricia Fritz of the NY Office of Wellness and
Dr. Barbara Panessa-Warren, a nano particle skilled
from Brookhaven. &nbspTheir panel was a single of the most appreciated!
Dave Atkins, moderator of the wood stove retrofit panel,
introducing Jeff Hollowell, a retrofit builder.
Stove set up and set-up prior to the celebration. (Norbert Senf)
Marius Wöhler came from Germany to share ordeals of BeReal, a
European&nbspround&nbsprobin tests task&nbspand a multi-yr&nbspEuropean
&nbspUnion funded study of how people in fact use their stoves at home. (AGH)&nbsp
Geoffrey Johnson and the Torrefire Pellet Stove. (BNL)
SUNY Buffalo college students (from left: Kevan Darmawan, Kyle Hinman,
and Steven Widdis) making use of the Testo 320. (BNL)
The VibraStove, invented and
&nbspdesigned by Stephen Spevak.&nbsp
A drawing of what the PELLWOOD, first place winner, by Wittus,
could search like when it goes to marketplace. (Wittus)

Geoffrey Johnson, inventor of the Torrefire stove, with Jytte
&nbspIllerup, a Danish&nbspresearcher and Ricardo Caravahlo, a
Portugese&nbspPh.D. pupil from Denmark. (AGH)

Mark Knaebe, from the US Forest Support and John Crouch,&nbspfrom
HPBA&nbspat the automatic twine wood stove panel. Ben&nbspMyren
&nbspwas&nbsppresenting the VcV valve technologies via telephone. (AGH)&nbsp
The Alliance for Inexperienced Heat staff: Board members Dave Atkins,
Jonathan Kays, and Norbert Senf with AGH President John
Ackerly&nbspin blue and staff member Gabriella McConnel. (AGH)
René Bindig, a member of the initial
area&nbspteam,Wittus – Fire by Design and style.
Craig McKim of Testo, &nbspdiscussing
&nbsp tests methods with the SUNY Buffalo crew. (AGH)
Tom Butcher and Rebecca Trojanowski, biomass tests
&nbspexperts from Brookhaven Nationwide Laboratory. (AGH)
John Ackerly and Gabriella McConnel, of the Alliance for
&nbspGreen Warmth,&nbsppresenting&nbsptwo of the commercial
demonstration stoves. (Norbert Senf)

Invoice Clark of the Osprey Basis (proper) exhibits off the
Mimi Moto, an extremely thoroughly clean pellet fired cook dinner stove
that he distributes in Africa. (AGH)

Norbert Senf of the Masonry Heater
Affiliation presenting results on PM
&nbsprepeatability testing. (AGH)
Judges conference ahead of the Closing Ceremony. &nbspFrom the remaining:
&nbspRebecca Trojanowski, Mark Knaebe, Tom Butcher, Ray
Albrecht, Ellen Burkhard and Phil Hopke. (Norbert Senf)&nbsp
Stephen Spevak, inventor of the VibraStove, explaining
&nbsphis design and style to the learners of SUNY Buffalo. &nbsp(AGH)
Staff Wittus – Fireplace by Layout, seconds right after listening to
the information that they gained very first place. (AGH)
Rebecca Trojanowski, Craig McKim, Geoffrey Johnson,
and Mark&nbspKnaebe admiring&nbspthe testo design able of
measuring PM. (Norbert Senf)
Scott Williamson, Pelletstoveservice.com,
touching on&nbspthe greatest and worst of
&nbspinnovation&nbspin the pellet stove industry. (AGH)
Jock Gill, representing Jerry Whitfield,
talking about the heritage of pellet stoves
and the potential of biochar. (AGH)
Dr. Joseph Mollendorf, advisor to the SUNY Buffalo team,
&nbspspeaking on the automation and controls
&nbsphis students are doing work on. (Norbert Senf)
Adam Baumgart-Getz of EPA with Geoffrey
Johnson and the Torrefire stove,&nbspwhich
&nbspburns torrefied wood pellets. (AGH)
2nd and initial area teams congratulating every single other
(From still left: Vance Hirst Sr., Vance Hirst Jr., and
Vance Hirst III of Group Seraph&nbspand Niels Wittus and
&nbspRené Bindig of Crew Wittus – Fireplace by Style) (AGH)
Alliance for Environmentally friendly Heat personnel (correct) congratulating Niels Wittus and
&nbspRené Bindig, who received first area at the 2016 Pellet Stove Style Challenge.

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Wittus and Seraph acquire Pellet Stove Layout Challenge

Rene Bindig and Niels Wittus,
designers of the Pellwood stove.
A German designed Wittus stove that is dispersed by a New York company, and a stove created by Seraph Industries, the smallest U.S. pellet stove manufacture, gained very first and next spot in the 2016 Pellet Stove Design and style Challenge.&nbsp
This was the 3rd Stove Style Obstaclemarketing innovation in wood and pellet heating to assist buyers minimize fossil heating fuels with appliances that burn up considerably cleaner and far more proficiently than common stoves.
The Wittus Pellwood stove is an really modern prototype that can burn up each pellets and cordwood, bringing innovative technologies from basement furnaces up into the living room to accomplish quite reduced emissions of significantly less than fifty percent a gram for every hour. &nbspThe next place stove, Seraph’s Phoenix F25i, is practically ready for certification testing.&nbsp It also reached a quite clean burn up, persistently beneath 1 g/hr. and has modern characteristics to assist and inspire the client to maintain the stove working well.
The Seraph group with AGH President
John Ackerly (proper).

Other stoves highlighted really modern patterns, which includes the futuristic searching, radiant warmth Torrefire stove with a glass burn up pot. In addition, the gravity fed Vibrastove, with a melt away plate instead of pot, employed only one tiny admirer and made its personal electrical power for off-grid use.

The Section of Energy’s Brookhaven Nationwide Lab hosted the function. The Lab carried out in depth tests of the opposition stoves and will offer valuable data for the EPA, business and other stakeholders about the strengths and weaknesses of tests protocols.&nbsp Each stove was examined 3 instances, to see if the stove operated persistently or regardless of whether the screening protocol could direct to variable benefits.
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The Torrefire pellet stove.

“Designing a very inexpensive, high carrying out pellet stove should not be rocket science,” stated Dr. Tom Butcher, Head of the Power Resources Division at Brookhaven National Laboratory. “But in some techniques its tougher than rocket science due to the fact reliable gasoline combustion is extremely challenging to design for and check,” he mentioned.&nbsp “What helps make this competitors wonderful is the new concepts from the competing teams and the spirit of collaboration.”
Pellet stoves are extensively seen as a modern, cleaner, and a consumer-friendlier substitute to twine wood stoves.&nbsp A lot more states and applications are beginning to give more substantial rebates and incentives for pellet stoves than cord wooden stoves, and are starting to target on the stricter emission specifications that will consider influence in 2020.&nbsp This Style Obstacle showed that the 2020 expectations for particulate issue would not be hard for pellet stoves to achieve, but that numerous pellet stoves have mediocre efficiencies.
Steve Spevak, designer of the
Vibrastove and Dr. Tom Butcher
(right) throughout testing.
The Pellet Stove Design Problem is a partnership in between numerous organizations and organizations that are interested in checking out the prospective of technology to satisfy a increasing need for renewable strength.&nbsp The principal funder, &nbspthe New York State Strength Investigation and Advancement Authority (NYSERDA), operates Renewable Warmth New York, a multi-layered incentive software for pellet heating equipment at the residential, commercial and industrial scale.&nbsp Other partnerscontain the United States Forest Service, Brookhaven Nationwide Lab and point out agencies from Massachusetts and Washington, alongside with major specialists from Clarkson College, the Masonry Heater Affiliation and the Osprey Foundation.
The Design and style Problem brought virtually a hundred college students, stove builders, backyard inventors, &nbsplecturers, regulators and authorities with each other to talk about and discussion the condition of the pellet stove engineering, indoor and outdoor air top quality problems and deployment approaches. &nbspOf distinct notice had been a few college teams that are designing stoves from engineering departments at SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook and the University of Maryland.&nbsp The speakersincorporated Adam Baumgart-Getz from the EPA, Marius Wohler from the European BeReal initiative, nanoparticle skilled Dr. Barbara Panessa-Warren and scores of other people.&nbsp Presentation abstracts are available along with most of the powerpoint displays.
Marius Wohler, a single of the European
presenters, describing the BeReal survey
and tests, foremost to new screening
protocols in Europe.

&nbspThe occasion coordinator, the Alliance for Environmentally friendly Heat, is discovering a return to sophisticated twine wood stove technologies and employing the Countrywide Shopping mall in Washington DC yet again as a location in 2017.&nbsp Stakeholders are invited to get in touch with details@forgreenheat.org with enter about the following Design and style Problem.
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The Alliance for Green Warmth promotes modern wood and pellet heating systems as a reduced-carbon, sustainable and inexpensive energy solution. The Alliance performs to progress stove&nbspinnovation by way of engineering competitions and advises&nbspstate and federal organizations on strengthening plans that require wooden and pellet heating.&nbspFounded in 2009, the Alliance is an impartial non-profit organization based in Takoma Park Maryland.

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Technology Design Challenge to Promote Top Performing Pellet Stoves

A yearlong project to test and assess pellet stoves is entering its first phase this summer.  This first phase focuses on the most popular pellet stoves in North America and aims to help consumers identify the most efficient stoves and how best to operate them.
The initiative is being led by the Alliance for Green Heat with a wide group of partner organizations and stove experts.  Pellet stoves are increasingly popular in North America and Europe, are far cleaner than wood stoves and have enormous potential to replace fossil heating fuel. 
2013 Design Challenge
in Wash. DC

The second phase of the project will feature an international stove technology competition to spotlight innovative and high performing pellet stoves and prototypes.  The project will culminate in an international gathering at Brookhaven National Lab in New York, where pellet stoves will be tested and the top performers will receive awards.  The focus will not just be on low emissions and high efficiency in a test lab setting, but also in the hands of consumers.  The application to submit pellet stoves and stove prototypes for the competition will be available later this summer.  The competition and workshop is scheduled for the week of April 4, 2016.

Ben Myren, Tom Butcher and others
in a lab at Brookhaven at the 2014
Wood Stove Design Challenge

This pellet stove challenge marks the third Stove Design Challenge, and the second to take place at Brookhaven. Previous challenges, including the inaugural Wood Stove Design Challengeon the National Mall in 2013, focused on promoting technological innovations that would help ensure wood stoves burn cleaner in the hands of consumers.  All the Stove Design Challenges involve stakeholder engagement in testing and assessing stoves, the opportunity to see and understand how testing works, and workshops and roundtables that bring together industry, regulators, air quality groups, non-profits and the media.

Phase one: Testing of Popular Pellet Stoves
There are approximately one million pellet stoves in North America.  Unlike the wood stove market, which has many manufacturers, most pellet stoves are made by just a handful of companies.  The Alliance will independently test some of the most popular models made in North America and Europe for emissions and efficiency.  The first round of tests will follow EPA lab testing protocols, while the second round will approximate how some consumers might use the stoves to better understand the range in efficiency when stoves are burned clean as well as dirty.  We will also test the stoves for noise level and ease of cleaning and repair. We may also test heat output and efficiency differences using high and low quality pellets.
Prior to both rounds of testing, the Alliance will explain what test methods and procedures are to be   used and seek input from industry and other stakeholders.  Testing will begin in an EPA accredited test lab and then move to Brookhaven National Lab.  The project expects to produce some data about the variability and reproducibility of emissions and efficiency in pellet stove testing. 

Planning meeting for the 2013 Design
Challenge. Pictured (left to right) Ray
Albrecht, Rod Tinnemore, Mark Knaebe,
John Ackerly, Melissa Bollman, David Agrell,
Ellen Burkhard & Tom Butcher

To get better baseline data on some popular stoves, the Alliance for Green Heat submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the EPA asking for emission and efficiency data for each of the four tested burn rates.  The Alliance also asked for moisture and ash content of the pellets used in the certification tests. 

Funding for the ongoing Wood Stove Design Challenge initiative has been provided by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA), Osprey Foundation, the US Forest Service and the Alliance for Green Heat.

More information about this yearlong project will be posted on our website, blog, Facebook page and monthly newsletter.

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Progressive Wonderful Particulate Measurement Programs for the Wooden Stove Layout Challenge

Simply click here to obtain the poster.&nbspText with out photos and charts is reproduced underneath.

R. Trojanowskione, T. Butcherone, Youngjun Ahntwo, C. Brown1, J. Wongtwo, and G. Wei1
one. Vitality Conversion Team, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York, United states of america
2. Chemical and Molecular Engineering Department, Stony Brook College, Stony Brook, New York, United states
Summary
As the price of heating oil has improved in the US, far more citizens are returning to wood heat. Most present wooden stoves date from before the EPA applied emissions certification demands for these gadgets. Even those wooden stoves that meet up with EPA’s Period II specifications typically have unacceptably large emissions when in use. This is because of to numerous aspects including gasoline good quality, operator habits and design. Whilst the EPA is creating new laws, the examination method employed for certification is not consultant of in-use overall performance and the functionality criteria in the check slide short of substantial efficiency or reduced emissions.
Styles that enhance combustion and emission performance, thermal performance, and operational variability are required in the U.S. heating market place. The Alliance for Environmentally friendly Warmth and Popular Mechanics Magazine has initiated the Wood Stove Design and style Obstacle (WSDC) to address these wants by developing a competitors for companies, innovators, and university groups operating towards these targets.
This task seeks to build a WSDC power effectiveness and emissions tests protocol which minimizes the variability in gas and operator. The present check technique (EPA Technique 28 WHH) entails testing stoves using a dilution tunnel. Looking at that the WSDC is held at the shopping mall in Washington DC, this examination approach does not match. Recently, new particulate measurement techniques have been launched in Europe, both the Wöhler SM 500 and testo 380. Each analyzers are a minimal expense choice and offer the edge of ease and portability. To figure out the accuracy, precision, instrument variety, and applicability for use in the WSDC for thermal efficiency and emissions, these portable immediate measure analyzers, an evaluation will be executed even though simultaneously using the common techniques for deciding the emissions.
There is, also, interest in the prospective use of instruments of this sort for area analysis of the functionality of both stoves and boilers.
&nbsp&nbspDetermine one: Wöhler SM500 suspended particulate analyser (remaining) and testo 380 wonderful particle analyzer (appropriate)
The technology of these methods contain around true-time, sub-microgram sensitivity, and is the only filter-based mostly mass monitoring technology which has these houses and does not count on questionable, surrogate measurements for mass [one]. Each and every method utilizes the concepts of oscillating microbalances, using an inertial mass weighing basic principle. To get started, the method oscillates at is natural frequency exactly, as an air stream is drawn via the system, particles deposit on a filter or plate which final results in a reduction of frequency oscillation. By measuring the alter in frequency, the total mass of the particulate subject gathered is identified. Combining this number with the quantity of air drawn by means of the technique provides the particle mass focus (mg/cubic meter). The adjust in mass could be identified from the adhering to equation:
Exactly where, Δm = alter in mass of particulates, fi = first oscillation frequency, ff = oscillation frequency soon after the selection of particulates, K0 = technique continuous of the oscillator method, Kcor = error correction purpose, and T= temperature of&nbsp the oscillator technique.
Each techniques measure particulate subject (PM) in flue gas, O2, CO, draft, and stack temperature. The Wöhler utilizes an oscillating filter sensor which collects the particulates. The Testo also employs an oscillating particulate sensor, but the particulates are impacted on a plate. A correlation correction for the anticipated low selection efficiency of the extremely good particles is employed. Similar to the recent EPA examination technique, the Testo method dilutes the exhaust gasoline, the Wöhler unit does not. Each methods are capable to generate reside measurements with a resolution down to .1 mg.
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Measurement Assortment
Normal check methods evaluate PM from filter-based mostly time-integrated systems (non-isokinetic in this circumstance). The air stream stream charge (which is consistently altered/monitored to keep the preferred flow) is handed via a filter medium that collects the particulates. The filter is desiccated pre and put up sampling to eliminate all humidity and guarantee the alter in fat is only related with the particulates collected. Employing a laboratory gravimetric equilibrium, the big difference in pre and post filter weights yields the whole PM gathered. With a recognized quantity of air handed by means of the filter, yields the particle mass concentration (mg/cubic meter).
As an option, portable measurement analyzers sustain isokinetic sampling and constantly weigh the sample filter or plate.
To provide a basis for comparison, the two sampling methods had been operated in a aspect-by-aspect laboratory examination over different phases of burn cycles. Regular test approaches call for PM measurements to be sampled from a dilution tunnel, as in the schematic revealed to the right. The dilution tunnel mixes the exhaust flue gas with place air at a recognized ratio. Sampling in the dilution tunnel captures equally particulates developed in the course of combustion and these shaped from condensable products once the exhaust gasoline is cooled. &nbsp
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Conclusions and Next Steps
The outcomes so considerably illustrate&nbsp good comparative averages were attained in between common examination measurement approaches and the transportable measurement techniques, along with specific constant info (not shown listed here). An overall advantage noticed with the transportable measurement systems is the mass calibration uncertainty that exists with existing assessments techniques which do not evaluate mass immediately, as effectively as possible filter handling glitches.
For the duration of the WSDC this sort of a established-up noticed to the still left is not possible, therefore sampling will be performed from the very hot stack and with no scale. As a following step, the two moveable measurement methods will be run simultaneously with the traditional measurement strategy technique,&nbsp however sampling with the transportable analyzers will be carried out in the stack whilst the standard technique is completed in the dilution tunnel. As a end result, the moveable analyzers will not seize the semi-volatile (condensable) hydrocarbons* and is not completely the same measurement as with the recent dilution tunnel based mostly system. This will enable a immediate comparison for analysis of the strength efficiency and emissions functionality such as particulate (PM) and gaseous (carbon monoxide, unstable organic and natural compounds, and nitrogen oxides) combustion products observed in the very hot stack and dilution tunnel. This in flip may possibly support develop a correlation between the very hot stack vs. the ‘cool’ dilution tunnel sampling methods.
*The testo 380 does dilute the sampled air stream employing their aerosol rotating disc diluter engineering which separates the reliable and volatile particles for the duration of sampling. Tests with this device is prepared in the coming months, currently no knowledge can’t be described.
The Foreseeable future for These Instruments
This technology is presently currently being used to genuine-world particulate measurement and checking demands in Germany all wood-fired heaters are now required to be tested in the field every two many years. The substantial precision of the digital mass scales in these techniques can verify onsite mass concentration restrictions as lower as 20 mg/cubic meter, allowing these systems to provide measurements for compliance tests of reliable fuels [2].
These portable analyzers use a approach that captures real time emissions, much better characterizing the emissions through the melt away cycle and might as a result be used to address issues about how well take a look at approaches signify true area circumstances.
Each systems with the available application can log emissions above a single 2nd intervals. Data might also be transferred for extensive knowledge investigation.
The Wooden Stove Decathlon
The Wood Stove Decathlon difficulties groups to design and style and build wood stoves that are low-emission, large effectiveness, modern and affordable. Ten judges check and evaluate the 14 finalist stoves and announce a winner on November 19.
Cost-free and Open to the General public
November sixteen – 19, 2013
The Nationwide Mall
12th &amp Jefferson Push SW
Washington D.C.
at Smithsonian Metro cease
A unique thanks to John Ackerly, the President of The Alliance for Environmentally friendly Heat. With out his coordination all of this would not be feasible.


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NYSERDA offers funding for Wooden Stove Design Challenge

The New York Point out Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has awarded almost $ 50,000 to assist the technical facets of the Wood Stove Layout Challenge, contest officers have declared.
The function of the contest, which is run by the Alliance for Inexperienced Warmth, is to inspire engineers and companies to create a lot more successful wooden stoves, which can produce more heat with reduced emissions.
Funding from NYSERDA, which will go towards specialized assistance and operations expenses, will come from the Biomass Heating R&ampD Plan, which takes a thorough strategy to establishing a high efficiency and reduced emissions biomass heating market.

NYSERDA operates with companies, universities, engineering companies, study establishments, and federal and non-public labs to increase wooden combustion types and conduct third celebration evaluations. In addition, NYSERDA supports scientific studies to investigate the air quality and general public health impacts of wooden combustion.

A lot of the technical preparation for the Wood Stove Design Problem will take place at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, where NYSERDA funding will allow testing and calibration of the test tools and the fueling protocols. Dr. Thomas Butcher and his team will be screening transportable emission analyzers up coming to a dilution tunnel to figure out their applicability for on-web site tests at the Countrywide Mall in Washington D.C. in November.

Biomass heating has improved over the past ten years as the value of house heating oil has improved. But much of that boost comes from more mature, considerably less effective wooden burning systems that can trigger high wood smoke concentrations, particularly in rural valley communities.

The Wooden Stove Design and style Challenge is using cordwood to examination the stoves, so it’s consultant of how the stoves are used in homes. Typically, stoves have been tested with 2 x 4s in an attempt to maximize regularity and replication of the outcomes.

The grand prize winner will obtain a $ twenty five,000 cash prize. Among two and five prizes for next spot will share a $ 10,000 pot. Awards will be based mostly mostly on these kinds of characteristics as innovation, emissions, efficiency, affordability and most client friendly. Prize cash was raised through numerous personal sponsors.

The profitable stoves will obtain extensive publicity, and Popular Mechanics, who assisted layout the Obstacle, will protect the profitable patterns in its magazine and web site.

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Prof. Hopke Becomes Judge of Wooden Stove Style Challenge

Professor Philip Hopke, of Clarkson College, has become the 10th judge of the Wood Stove Layout Obstacle. Dr. Hopke is the Bayard D. Clarkson Distinguished Professor at Clarkson, the Director of the Centre for Air Resources Engineering and Science (CARES), and the Director of the Institute for a Sustainable Surroundings (ISE).

For the previous 5 several years, he has been actively researching sound fuel combustion techniques with an emphasis on emissions and performance. “We can get edge of our massive wood methods if it can be burned much more cleanly,” Prof. Hopke explained. Clarkson University is situated in northern New York, surrounded by communities that intensely count on wooden and pellet heating.

As a Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. Office of State in 2008-09, he recommended the Department on strategies to assistance the growth of cleaner wood prepare dinner stoves in the creating globe. In that capacity, he also worked with Prof. Kirk Smith of University of California Berkeley who is also a judge in the Wood Stove Design Problem.

Dr. Hopke is also the earlier Chair of EPA’s Clear Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), and has served on the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB).

Professor Hopke received his B.S. in Chemistry from Trinity School (Hartford) and his M.A. Ph.D. levels in chemistry from Princeton College and had a post-doctoral appointment at M.I.T

For a lot more info on the Wood Stove Layout Challenge and the judges, simply click below: http://www.forgreenheat.org/stovedesign/judges.html
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Meet Challenge Finalists, Companions & Sponsors at the HBPExpo

Going to the HPBExpo in Orlando March 13-16? Check out the booths of the Wooden Stove Layout Problem finalists and fulfill some of the Organizers. John Ackerly &amp Melissa Bollman from the Alliance for Green Warmth will be there as nicely as David Agrell from Well-liked Mechanics, the lead media sponsor.

Competitors:
(Notice: Competition with booths at the Expo will not automatically be exhibiting their stoves designs for the Wooden Stove Layout Problem.)

HWAM: Team Captain Steve Rhoades will be attending. &nbsp
Kimberly: Team Captain Roger Lehet could attend.
SmartStove: Group Captain Dan McFarland will be attending.
Travis: Booth #2731, 5151
Tulikivi: Booth #2235. Team Captain Jeremy Johnson will be attending right up until midday on the 13th.
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Sponsors:
Blaze King: Booth #1901
Schott Robax: Booth #2523

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If you strategy on heading to the Expo and would like to satisfy up, please get in contact with us through the e mail addresses previously mentioned. Many thanks!&nbsp
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Wood Stove Layout Challenge Judges Take a look at Gear, Select Finalists


Alliance for Eco-friendly Heat, January 24, 2013 – The previous two times have been interesting ones for the Alliance for Green Heat and the relaxation of the Wooden Stove Design and style Problem staff, as 8 of the judges met at DOE’s Brookhaven Countrywide Laboratory to prepare for the Wood Stove Decathlon set for afterwards this 12 months.&nbsp

Judges analyze testing tools in the lab

Numerous of the Design and style Challenge judges achieved in particular person for the 1st time at the authorities laboratory on Lengthy Island, New York. Even though many of them experienced distinct individual and institutional reasons for taking part in the Obstacle, they all concur with a fundamental premise: that wood stoves need to have to operate cleaner in the actual entire world and design and style changes can make that happen.

Throughout the two day conference, judges reviewed scores of modern patterns from 32 applications and examined a piece of model new German wooden equipment screening equipment that will most likely be employed to choose entries at the Wooden Stove Decathlon to be held this November in Washington DC. The DOE Brookhaven Lab also hosted a webinar to review this new solution, the Wohler SM five hundred particle analyzer, with customers of NYSERDA, the Environmental Defense Agency and key sector leaders.

More data on testing at the Decathlon will be forthcoming, and the fourteen finalists for the competitiveness will be introduced following 7 days. As mentioned in our latest Challenge blogpost, this competition could be a struggle in between sixteenth and 21st century types, with no clear thought about who the winners will be.

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Far more info on the Problem is available at http://www.forgreenheat.org/stovedesign.html.
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