BB-CLEAN

Strategic tools towards a sustainable use of biomass for low carbon domestic heating

The wood and pellet toward environmental sustainability                                

BB-Clean international mid-term conference

Renewable energy in the form of biomass is becoming increasingly important as countries realize that bioenergy offers a solution to international commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Biomass is a local, affordable and versatile, but despite its advantages, biomass burning can lead to consistent particulate matter (PM) emissions, often unknown to population and local administrators.

To protect our climate, natural ecosystems and health, we should ask ourselves: Is there a better way to burn biomass? What is sustainable biomass? How can we be sure of quality of biomass we burn?

In the past years BB-Clean project was focused on the challenge of developing a transnational policies for a sustainable use of biomass for domestic heating to minimize the environmental impacts and improve a smart use of this resource. The findings and our work was summarized in BB-Clean's international mid-term conference on 15th of October 2020.

To find out more, our presentations and materials are gathered below.

 
 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

For conference programme click here.

FOCUS 1 - THE IMPACT OF WOOD COMBUSTION EMISSIONS ON AIR QUALITY

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The impact of wood combustion emissions on air quality: Focus on selected European Alpine regions by Giordano Pession (ARPA Valle d’Aosta, IT)

 

  • Powerpoint presentation:

The impact of wood combustion emissions on air quality: Valle d'Aosta case study by Tiziana Magri (ARPA Valle d'Aosta, IT)

  • Video presentation: 

Other experiences of measurements of PM concentrations and depositions in the Alpine environment by Christof Sumereder (University of applied sciences of Graz, AT)

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Other experiences of measurements of PM concentrations and depositions in the Alpine environment by Julie Cozic (Atmo Auveregne-Rhône-Alpes, FR)

  • Powerpoint presentation:

PM deposition and vertical profiles of PM concentrations in the Alpine Region by Maria Chiesa (UCSC, IT)

FOCUS 2 - THE KNOWLEDGE AND THE TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS

  • Video presentation: 

Technical solutions to minimize PM emissions due to domestic appliances by Christof Sumereder (University of applied sciences of Graz, AT)

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Technical solutions to minimize PM emissions due to domestic appliances by  J. Bärthaler (University of applied sciences of Graz, AT)

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Raising citizens awareness around possible risks due to incorrect biomass burning: Experiences and perspectives by Julie Cozic (Atmo Auveregne-Rhône-Alpes, FR)

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Raising citizens awareness around possible risks due to incorrect biomass burning: Experiences and perspectives by Jeannine Schieder and Florian Zefferer  (University of applied sciences of Graz, AT)

  • Powerpoint presentation: 

Awareness raising of citizens through a web app by Maria Chiesa (UCSC, IT)

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Citizen awareness: First experiences of using personal microsensors for monitoring air quality by Roberta Ferrarese (ARPA Valle d’Aosta, IT)

FOCUS 3 - THE SMART SOLUTIONS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF BIOMASS BURNING

  • Powerpoint presentation: 

How to support local companies in developing new business models and value chains to promote cleaner BB: Methods and Experiences by Marc Tobias (ECONCEPT, DE)

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New financial solutions for biomass burning from the Italian perspective (Super Bonus) by Alessandro Millet (Revenue Agency, Aosta Valley Regional Directorate)

  • Video Presentation:

Role of biomass quality for environmental sustainability by Živa Majerič Vovk (KSSENA, SL)

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Challenges for new policy solutions by Valerija Petrinec (E-Institute, SL) 

COMPLETE CONFERENCE AND EVENING EVENT VIDEO RECORDING

To see complete conference and evening event video recording, click here.