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10.00, 25th February 2017

New ‘Bioheat Profitability Assessment tool’ launched

The Austrian Energy Agency (AEA) and the European Biomass Association, AEBIOM, have teamed up together to launch a new ‘Bioheat Profitability Assessment tool’.

The tool is part of a European Union’s H2020 Bioenergy4Business project. It has been developed for the examination and comparison of investments in biomass-heating and equivalent fossil fuelled systems, for mid-scale production of low temperature space and domestic hot water as well as process heat.

In a statement, AEBIOM said: “The novelty of this tool is that it includes country-specific 2015-based investment data for all heating plant components of wood-pellets, wood-chips, natural gas and fuel oil fuelled in-house and district heating plants for a capacity range of 100 kW to 20.000 kW for 12 European countries.

“For countries where of relevance, data of straw and coal-fired plants are available as well. All data sheets of the tool and its integrated manual can be switched between ten languages.”

More information is available here.