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Workshop 3: Adoption of New Wood Heater Technology and Integration with Other Renewables


The third workshop of the Wood Heater Design Challenge discusses the adoption of new wood heater technology and integration with other renewables, delves into barriers to adoption and how wood heaters could play a more long term role as a renewable energy option. What technologies are most likely to be incentivized? How can they interconnect with other renewables at the household level, or the community level? Where will wood heat be the most price competitive?

What topics will be covered:

  1. Advantages of integrating heat pumps and wood stoves
  2. Integrating advanced wood heaters in renewable energy portfolios
  3. Carbon impacts of wood and pellet heating 
  4. Emerging technologies in Europe and the US
  5. Status of DOE funded stove R&D projects
  6. Retrofit emission controls on the residential level

Additionally, an update from some recipients of the DOE BETO wood heater research FOA will be given by the teams!

Workshop Format

This 2-day workshop will include short technical presentations followed by breakout sessions that discuss specific topics related to wood heater designs. The breakout discussion topics include:

Day 1: In-Lab Measurement Methods

  • Session A - Adding automation to a wood heater Q&A
  • Session B - Impact evaluation: Quantifying health, energy & climate impacts for biomass heat deployment

Day 2: In-Field Measurement Methods

  • Session C - DOE/National Lab Q&A Tech Slam, 5th Design Challenge, and Future Events
  • Session D - Sustainable adoption: Integrating wood heaters into renewable energy portfolios

The workshop will be interactive and participation is highly encouraged. This event will be held virtually using vFairs virtual event platform. To accommodate participants from different time zones, each day will begin at 11 a.m. EST and end at 2 p.m EDT. Each day will conclude with an optional networking event for attendees to meet others interested in related R&D areas and foster relationships to help advance wood heaters.

Workshop Committee

  • Rebecca Trojanowski (BNL)
  • Thomas Butcher (BNL)
  • Vi Rapp (LBNL)
  • John Ackerly (Alliance for Green Heat)

Join the Event

Participants will be able to access and view the event information hosted on the vFairs platform on April 26, 2022, 8:00 am EDT (US and Canada). Please do not give out the connection information or your personal access link.

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Important Dates

April 11, 2022 Registration opens
February 6, 2022 Abstract submission for the poster session opens
April 15, 2022 Deadline to submit an abstract for the poster session
April 18, 2022 Training session on how to upload poster material to the vFairs platform
April 22, 2022 Deadline to upload material to the vFairs platform (instructions to be provided upon acceptance)
April 25, 2022 Registration closes

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