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La stufa da Guinness dei Primati
RISCALDERA’ VERONA LA STUFA A LEGNA PIU’ GRANDE DEL MONDO
La stufa più grande del mondo, un colosso in maiolica con un diametro di oltre 3 metri e alto quasi 4, capace di sviluppare una potenza di 90Kw. Sarà il simbolo della 3° edizione della biennale “Progetto Fuoco”, la più importante
It is considered the biggest stove in the world: a 4-meter-tall gigantic stove made of majolica that has a 3 meter diameter and can generate up to 90 kW of power. It will be the symbol of the third biennial exhibition “Progetto Fuoco” that will take place at the Fiera di Verona from 21 to 25 March 2002.This exhibition is the most important pan-European show about energy and heat generating systems and equipment that utilize wood fuel. The huge stove has been built by ASSOCOSMA (the Majolica Stoves Manufacturers Association) together with LVH-APA (the stove-setters division of the Craftsmen Association of Bolzano) and it will be displayed in a special pavilion equipped with a new and powerful suction system (two times the suction power of the previous exhibition) that allows more than 100 wood-burning stoves to operate at the same time. The majolica tiles (yellow, blue and white) are provided by five major majolica manufacturing companies and 20 are the professional stove-setters involved in its construction. Among its features, the stove will have a double cylinder (the external one will measure 3 meters of diameter) and a 3-ways feeding system that utilizes pellets, firewood and a heating process that reminds one of the Roman thermal baths. Connected to this super-stove will be a wall and floor heating system, some ovens, a traditional kitchen stove and a heated bench that seats seven people. The booth of the two stove-setters associations has a wooden roof equipped with solar panels in order to promote the diffusion of the wood-burning. Stove as a high-efficiency and modern heating system, which is manufactured by 350 professional craftsmen mostly based in the alpine area. Once the exhibition is over, the record-breaking stove will be dismantled and the members of the associations will use its parts to provide 10 nursery schools in Romania with a wood-burning stove. Furthermore, the exhibition “Progetto Fuoco” displays fireplaces, electric boilers, burning fireplaces, wood-burning kitchen stoves and ovens, BBQs, heated walls and floors systems and a variety of wooden fuels. Exhibitors come from all over Europe and this year’s entries record a 30% increase: 285 companies from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. The main objective of the exhibition – which is organized by PMT together with CEAR (the Consortium for Alternative heating energy) – is to give visitors new ideas for a more natural, healthier and environmentally friendly way to heat, keeping at the same time into great consideration the lifecycle of our forests.
Convegni ed incontri su teleriscaldamento a biomasse (21 marzo) disponibilità di risorse e nuove forme di reddito per il settore agroforestale (21 marzo), generatori di calore a legna (22 marzo): in programma anche il primo convegno italiano sui pellets per l’enegia (23 marzo) organizzato dal Comitato Termotecnico Italiano. La sezione Italia Legno Energia prevede un’ampia area informativa con esperti a disposizione per fornire ragguagli sull’uso del legname da ardere: dalla coltivazione all’approvvigionamento, alle tipologie di utilizzo.