Research and development in the field of wood or biomass heating
Summary document edited by Ademe.
In just a few years, wood heating has become a very promising market. It has the double advantage of reconciling environmental protection and job creation in the long term.
Near 60 000 people are already living and the substitution of wood for fossil fuels contributes directly to the fight against global warming.
Nothing is created.
However, wood does not escape the elementary rules of chemistry. Its combustion emits various atmospheric pollutants. Although its contribution is low, compared to other national sources of emissions, wood heating, used on a large scale and in poor conditions, can locally impact the quality of the air and generate peaks of dust emissions. fines, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, elements which can be harmful to health.
Renew the era
Solutions exist to reduce these emissions. The development of wood heating can continue, provided that the focus is on the following priorities:
- replace the fleet of old domestic appliances with equipment guaranteeing high energy and environmental performance,
- generalize supply chains for quality wood,
- maintain the equipment and regularly sweep the flue pipes.
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