ESIM forms partnership with Austria’s KWB
September 15, 2014, Boucherville, Qué. – ESIM Green Heating Solutions, a manufacturer created by Groupe Simoneau and LGI Solutions, has established a co-operation agreement with KWB - Kraft und Wärme aus Biomasse GmbH, a major Austrian company specializing in biomass-based heating systems.
September 15, 2014, Boucherville, Qué. – ESIM Green Heating
Solutions, a manufacturer created by Groupe Simoneau and LGI Solutions, has
established a co-operation agreement with KWB – Kraft und Wärme aus Biomasse
GmbH, a major Austrian company specializing in biomass-based heating systems.
Under this agreement, ESIM will serve as Canadian
distributor and manufacturer, putting Groupe Simoneau’s agent, sales and
technical service network to immediate use and enabling KWB to market its
products in Canada and the United States. KWB Multifire boilers, using wood
pellets and wood chips for heating and adapted to the strictest North American
standards, have just completed performance trials toward official
An initial automatic heating system using Québec biomass
will be installed at Saint-Germain-de- Grantham church. Conversion of the
existing oil-based heating system will cut CO2 emissions by 70
tons/year, the equivalent of that produced by about 139 cars. A demonstration
project, the first in Canada, using this technology in a roof installation is
also planned soon at Magnus Chemicals Ltd.
Laurent Giérula, an engineer and General Manager of ESIM,
says KWB has unequalled expertise in the biomass heating field, with access to
the world’s largest research centres in this area. “We have conducted numerous
analysis’ of all existing automatic biomass heating technologies, and KWB
products easily stand out as top performers, with more than 55,000 systems sold
worldwide,” Mr. Giérula says.
“KWB has proven to be the only manufacturer that meets our
tangible needs here as regards to the devices’ capacity and the use of wood
pellets and chips as fuel.”
KWB Managing Director Erwin Stubenschrott is confident that
Canada, with its vast forests, is ready to rethink its use of electricity, gas
and oil, and to conduct a transition toward renewable fuels. “Canada represents
for us a promising market that offers great development potential. The
proximity of the United States is an undeniable advantage in driving our
penetration of the North American market.”