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Health impacts of energy production through biomass combustion

The energy transition requires a switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy resources. The Upper Rhine region is determined to exploit its considerable energy potential through biomass combustion. However, incomplete combustion in poorly maintained stoves can affect air quality, especially during adverse weather conditions.

BIOCOMBUST is an interdisciplinary research project, which involves partners from France, Switzerland and Germany. It examines the particulate emissions (small dust particles) and the solid residues (ash) resulting from the combustion of wood, wood chips and pellets. What are the health impacts of the emissions? Is the ash merely a waste material?

Scientists with diverse backgrounds join forces to carry out research on the sustainable development of biomass combustion in order to preserve our environment and our living conditions in the long term.

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