Exhibition: Heating with wood and other biofuels
Renewable energies like biofuels are still of great importance, even with the energy transition losing its momentum. Especially in rural regions manifold possibilities exist to substitute fossil energy carriers as heating oil and gas by other fuels like wood.
To show the newest technologies for the use of renewable energy with focus on biomass, every two years an exhibition with practical demonstrations is organised by the Chamber of Agriculture of Lower Saxony (COALS) in cooperation with the public utilities of Hannover (enercity), the magazine “Land & Forst” and other partners. The event takes place the 12th time at the waterworks of the public utility Hannover AG at Fuhrberg located north from Hannover. Approximately 100 companies present their products and services. Associations and institutions like the Network for Renewable Resources (3N), the Chimney Sweeper Guild, the professional association Biogas, the federal association Windenergy, enercity, the consumer centre Lower Saxony, the Agency for Climate Protection Hannover, the Board of Trustees for Forestry Work and Technology (KWF) and others support the event and give tips and recommendation for the use of renewable energies.
On the exhibition area machines and devices for the preparation of fire wood will be shown in practical application starting with saws, axes, splitters, protective clothing and further equipment for forest management. For the production of wood chips the newest technology of chippers will be presented. The exhibited range of firings starts from woodstoves up to automatic wood chips heating systems. There will be a diverse offer of boilers for wood log firings and automatic firings for wood pellets and -chips which are incorporated into central heating systems. Additionally, a new wood chips firing system with an ORC-process was recently installed in the waterworks. With a performance of 500 kWth and 60 kWel the work is supplied with heat and electricity from a renewable energy resource. With that also a bigger plant in operation can be visited on site.
The next exhibition takes place in close cooperation with the EU-project greenGain, which aims to promote the energetic use of biomass from landscape, conservation and maintenance work in the EU.
In the accompanying program of the exhibition further information is presented by foresters on silviculture, wood harvest, wood market and sustainable forest management.
The exhibition is open at the 22nd and 23rd of October 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entry fee: 5 Euros; participants of the greenGain workshop, kids and teenagers under the age of 18 are free
Organiser: Department Energy, Construction, Technology, enercity, Land & Forst
Location: Exhibition area, Am Wasserwerk 3, 30938 Fuhrberg, Germany