Updated March, 2018

Webinars supporting the 4th Wood Stove Design Challenge

AGH in association with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is hosting a series of webinars to support the next Wood Stove Design Challenge, scheduled for November 2018 on the Mall in Washington DC . The webinars are helping to build a community of stakeholders interested in this technology competition and introduce various experts on relevant topics.

Power Conditioning and Liquid Cooling for Thermoelectric Stoves, Wed, Dec 6, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

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Power conditioning and liquid cooling are two critical design issues for thermoelectric generators on wood or pellet stoves. Our first speaker, David Nemir, will provide an overview on how to maximize power output using power conditioning, e.g., voltage buck/boost technologies. Our second speaker, Doug Crane, will discuss liquid cooling solutions for wood and pellet stove applications. This webinar is designed for teams seeking to compete in the 2018 Stove Design Challenge or anyone interested in developing a thermoelectric stove.


The Transition to Cordwood Stove Testing, Thurs. 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST, October 26, 2017

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EPA has always certified stoves used cribwood - 2x4s and 4x4s – not the fuel that homeowners use the operate then, which is cordwood. This webinar will lay out the background and the need for cordwood testing and delve into the complexities of designing a test method that has the most relevance to consumer heating habits. We will also hear a European perspective on cord wood testing, including the summary of the extensive BeReal cord wood round robin testing program.


Thermoelectric Generators for Wood Stoves. May 18, 2017

The presenter for this technical webinar is Gerard Campeau of Thermal Electronics Corporation. His company has supported development of a wide variety of thermoelectric generators including the 10 to 30-watt cook stove device pictured below, 25 to 500-watt devices for remote oil and gas wells, and a 100 to 250-watt device for pizza ovens. Mr. Campeau’s presentation covers a variety of technical issues related to the application of thermoelectric generators for wood stoves. Copy of slides only.

Automated Wood Stove Webinar,  June 29, 2017

Automated wood stoves use sensors to control the primary and secondary combustion air, maximizing efficiency and minimizing emissions at each stage of a fire. The optimum sensor, an oxygen sensor, is what ensures that automobiles get the right mix of fuel and oxygen at all speeds. For stoves, automation allows operators to “load and leave,” and not worry about adjusting the air, and prevents stoves from smoldering.

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Thermoelectric Wood Stove Webinar,   September 21, 2017

In this webinar, the first speaker provides an introduction to thermoelectric generators and describes their application in the oil and gas industry. The second speaker provides a more in depth discussion of thermoelectric principles, implications for wood stoves and additional examples of how thermoelectric generators can be used to generate electricity.

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