Veissmann expand further in Biomass
Viessmann has made a further move into the
rapidly emerging biomass boiler market with the purchase of Koeb
and Schaefer, who sell biomass boilers under the trade name of
K÷B. Koeb, based in the Wolfberg region of Austria, has built a
strong position in medium to large (up to 1250kW) boilers, which
together with Viessmann's existing ranges and those of the
recently acquired Mawera company will enable the company to
provide biomass boilers and equipment from homes to small
district heating and power schemes.
These two major investments, together with the launch at ISH of the Viessmann Vitoligno range, highlight the importance of biomass and especially pellet burning to the future. Biomass, Viessmann believes, provides an ideal solution to substituting existing boilers. Wood burning boilers, drawing their fuel from managed and therefore sustainable forests, is both carbon neutral and makes use of wood that is usually wasted. Every kilogram of wood used reduces by around three kilograms the CO2 that oil or gas that would be otherwise release into the atmosphere
Stewart Purchase, managing director of Viessmann UK, commented, " If government CO2 targets are to be met, especially in existing buildings with fossil fuel boilers, then biomass is one of the most obvious answers. Adding the well known K÷B range to the biomass offering from Viessmann will give specifiers a boiler for virtually any building or project."