Engineers from master stove maker ESSE are collaborating with combustion scientists from the University of Manchester to develop its next generation of wood-fired stoves.
ESSE has confirmed that its range of wood-fired stoves will meet tighter air quality emission requirements under the government’s new Clean Air Strategy, which introduces more stringent checks on wood-burning stoves.
Amid concerns that some stove manufacturers may attempt to ‘game’ the new certification process, ESSE is investing additional research and design effort into ensuring its products exceed the new standards.
Manufacturers have been given from 2018 to 2022 to phase in new models and re-engineer existing models to comply. Several ESSE ranges – including the Warmheart and Bakeheart cook stoves and the 100 and 500 Vista series wood-fired stoves – already meet the new ecodesign requirements. www.esse.com