The cost-effective and ecological supply of energy in Germany is a major political goal and one of the top priorities of the German energy industry. Renewable energy sources, especially biomass, are expected to play a major role in meeting the energy requirements of residential buildings in the future, especially in view of the new energy policy. Biomass is an important and versatile renewable source of energy that can contribute significantly to climate protection and also help to meet national sustainability targets by markedly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The group Combustion and Environmental Technology primarily researches and develops thermal conversion technologies for biomass, as well as measures for avoiding and treating exhaust gases. Research work focuses on the combined generation of heat and power (cogeneration), the control and monitoring of processes and plants as well as on energy management and supply concepts for residential buildings based on renewable energy sources.
The “Combustion and Environmental Technology” group also operates a test laboratory for fireplaces, exhaust gas systems, downstream heat exchangers and exhaust gas treatment systems, especially dust collectors, which is officially recognized by the European building authorities. In this flexibly DAkkS-accredited test laboratory, approval tests are carried out in accordance with the German construction products ordinance (Code Number 1004), as well as on construction products in accordance with German state building regulations (Code Number BWU 10).