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nicole lavene

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by: Nicole,Orion,Sabrina,James Biomass How does this technology work ? how could this energy source be used? What are some examples of its current use? Is this technology widely accepted today? Do the costs of this technology make it prohibitive for common use? biomass works in a few different ways, the heat is used to boil water in the boiler and the energy form the steam is used to turn turbines and generators. Biomass can also be trapped right at the landfill with burning waste products. They give off methane gases from garbage decomposes. Biomass is used to make electricity. it can be used for animal waste, making steam, energy for garbage, and burning wood. Burning wood is the most common form of biomass. Wood for a long time was the main source of energy in developing world. Wood waste is also consumed by industry's in the U.S. for electric power producers. Sustainable cultivation and harvesting of biomass can result in n no net increases in CO2 emission. Each of the different forms and uses of biomass impact the environment in a different way. Yes, there are hidden costs because if you raise prices on food for farm animals its going to cost more to create biomass. Biomass can be created by farming. Biomass energy is becoming more widely accepted as we struggle for alternative fuel sources and the elimination of greenhouse gases. Yes, because in California could make 2,000 megawatts of electricity for about 1 million homes. What are apparent environmental impacts associated with this ? Are there hidden environmental and social costs?
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