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Too much fine dust: six-ring need to be converted

A week before the six-ringing frenzy at the Central Committee of the Zurich Zünfter. You fear for the traditional highlight of their festival. Reason, on Friday night in the short term, scheduled Meeting with the city Council, Andreas Hauri (GLP) and Reto Fuchs, the head of the Zurich-based combustion control. Topic: the emission values of the fire on the Sechseläutenplatz – and unfortunately-worded text of the law.

it is a complex matter, therefore, one must look back. At the beginning of 2014, the revised "regulations met in Zurich to the action plan of air pollution". It contains stricter rules for the operation of combustion installations of the left-green city Council issued. The regulations are primarily property owners, a concept that have a fireplace or wood heat. No one would ever come up with the idea to bring it with the six-ring in the connection.

"wood is the dirtiest available technology is to burn."Jörg Kachelmann

But then it came in January of this year to a much-publicized public slugfest between the meteorologist Jörg Kachelmann and the Association of wood energy in Switzerland. Tile man had a Blog that he writes for the "Tages-Anzeiger", wood heaters as an "Eco-lies" referred to: "The wood is a deeply dirty technology is Burn, actually the dirtiest available." In comparison, new year's eve fire were works, or the annual Burning of the Böögg is safe.

A "stationary system"

the wood energy Switzerland countered in the magazine "Baublatt" – with the note that the six bells be in terms of fine dust is more of a concern than any wood heating. In addition, it of the movement for years dramatically against applicable air quality regulations. The justification sounds initially subtle: Because of the new Sechseläutenplatz, a heat enter the circle from chamotte resistant to the the big fire for the people is firmly established, the government can escape the space in accordance with the Swiss clean air Ordinance as "stationary plant, a significant source of emissions". The consequence: He is subject to the more stringent city air pollution regulations, the Federal regulations specified.

The city of Zurich-based combustion controller Reto Fuchs had this from the lawyers of the health and environment departments to check. The result of the city Council Hauri informed the Zünftern on Friday evening: The six-ring of fire, legally speaking, actually than "wood combustion plant with a thermal output over 500 kW". Because in each case, 25 tonnes of Holzbürdeli are burned up, with cable ties to plastic laced together, are exceeded for a combustion plant of this Size, applicable particulate matter for several times. According to the regulations, the "system would have to be renovated" therefore, by the end of 2014, otherwise their operation is prohibited.

"This is Officialdom"

Robert Hotz from the Central Committee of the Zünfter, as a train Manager for the Bööggverbrennung responsible, can't believe it still. "I thought the Whole first for a bad joke," he says. "Officialdom to the Böögg – it would be laughable, if it would make you Cry."

The city Council, the matter is unpleasant. The tightening of clean air regulations had been worn by the best motives, to the six ring, no one would have thought. "We regret this extremely," says city Council Hauri, "but the law is clear." A breach of the city Council, for reasons of equal treatment, could not tolerate. "But we will do everything we can to find a solution, and Zurich is a nice Festival," says Hauri.

One of the proposals the city is to reduce the size of the fire so that its heat output falls below the legally relevant threshold. The Zünfter hold little of it. "We have calculated this through," says Hotz. "We could just ride to a better grill fire. So we make fools out of us, especially this year, since Strasbourg is a guest and us, Europe is watching."

solution: the Gas instead of the wood

In the foreground is a different proposal. He aims to push the amount of particulate matter below the critical value. On the one hand, by installing only the so-called Bio-firecrackers in the Böögg. On the other hand, by relying instead on a wood fire on clean-burning gas. The Böögg is to be on a steadily increasing gas are roasted, as they are known from refineries. "We hope that the people of Zurich accept this solution, despite the recent demonstrations against climate change," says Hauri.

another Problem is the Zünfter: you are now sitting on 6000 Holzbürdeli that you have ordered long in advance. They want to today is Monday between 11 and 12 o'clock in Green city of Zurich on the Uetliberg road 355 at Albisgüetli to the people of Zurich to give away. Hotz: "Then someone has at least some of this unfortunate history."


Created: 31.03.2019, 22:03 PM

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