- Greater than 88% efficiency or higher...why mess with lower efficiency stoves?
- Auto-controls with power outage back up Aux. fan to get the most out of the heat
- Self-regulation for efficient combustion and lower emissions.
- Automatic combustion air adjustment
- Generally as clean as today's technology sold at 1/2 the cost.
- Low cost, modest tech. A gee whiz high tech stove may be nice, but if only the elite can afford it, and then it becomes theEPA standard, that's not progress.
- Masonry heaters priced competitively with conventional stoves
Improvements to/more widespread adoption of existing technology
- Multi-fuel pellet stove that handle higher ash pellet fuels and corn. A combination wood and pellet stove would also be nice.
- Stoves that can handle other biomass types, specifically grass biomass pellets
- Something that has the efficiency of catalytic without the work and maintenance.
- Make them operate with same principle as masonry heater. Clean hot fast fires and masonry for storing and radiating the heat!
Better home/water integration
- Gasification biomass pellet stoves
- Flue gas condensation units on small stoves
- Plug and play by integrating the existing home thermostat to the biomass appliance
- Hydronic wood stoves and inserts
- Co-generation electricity or units which require electricity to become cleaner can generate it themselves through TEG technology.
- 0 % emissions and smaller stoves that require 1/4 of the wood to produce the same amount of heat and only needed on the coldest days as the house would have solar windows and be completely weather proofed.
- Improvements in air quality dealing with pm10!
- Technology that continues to refine the cleanliness of burn, ties into water lines, boilers, hvac plenum. And a strong campaign to attract and sell into the "suburban" markets.
- Increasing heat transfer will be a focus as well as multiple issues that will allow for ease of operation to provide greater opportunity for these appliances to become more mainstream.