Evaluation of Gas, Oil and Wood Pellet Fueled Residential Heating ...
Evaluation of Gas, Oil and Wood Pellet Fueled Residential Heating
BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY BNL-91286-2009-IR EvaluationofGas, OilandWoodPelletFueledResidentialHeating System Emissions Characteristics Roger McDonald December 2009 Energy Sciences and Technology DepartmentlEnergy Resources Division Brookhaven National laboratory P.o. Box 5000 Upton, NY 11973-5000 www.bnl.gov Notice: This manuscript has been authored by employees of Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC under Contract No. DE-AC02-98CH I0886 with the U.S. Department of Energy. The publisher by accepting the manuscript for publication acknowledges that the United States Government retains a non-exclusive, paid-up, irrevocable, world-wide license to publish or reproduce the published fonn of this manuscript, or allow others lo do so, for United States Government purposes. 1.5/39 13e02 I.doc (09/2005)
Increasing consumption of wood pellets and the policy support for heating/CHP application (either large scale or small scale plant) is the main driver for the wood pellet market. The increasing (heating) oil prices, carbon dioxide price, concerns over climatic change, demand for large scale electricity production gives the potential scope for the growth of wood pellet market.