The main research directions of the laboratory are to research and optimize combustion processes. The laboratory is equipped with modern equipment which allows to measure the efficiency of heating systems and amount of emissions created. Furnace efficiency and amounts of emissions are determined according to Latvian Standard methods (LVS NE 303-5 and LVS NE 13240/AC). In addition, research is conducted about methods of reducing harmful emissions from combustion processes. Some of these methods are patented and are practiced in Latvia. THE LABORATORY PROVIDES: Testing of combustion equipment; Measurements of energy efficiency and emissions in boiler houses, factories and other sites; Boiler house audits including full or partial energy and mass balance calculations. In the near future the laboratory plans to begin research on biomass gasification processes, which include both, theoretical and practical research.