In 2018 Steamback Renewable Thermal is keeping a close eye on a handful of biomass combined heat and power (CHP) appliances either on the market now or coming soon.
Such appliances have the potential to do more than just heat your house like an ordinary wood stove. These appliances can also generate electricity as a by-product of the biomass combustion process. Some can even heat water for you.
In particular, we are anxious for availability of the Seebeck CHP Appliance. We’re hoping this unit will be available for sale in early 2019. Heck, it may even end up winning the upcoming 2018 Wood Stove Challenge. This unit is currently in production in Europe.
If you have a Tiny home or something small to heat, you’ll probably want to keep the Unforgettable Fire products on your radar, too. They offer a very small model called the Kimberly and a larger model called the Katydid. At some point in the future they will have available hot water coils, too.
While residential combined heat and power biomass appliances are most certainly the future, the industry is only in the early stages of development.