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Transcript of Biomass
Biomass is biological material taken from living, or recently living organisms. Biomass is for energy and is often used from plant based material, but biomass can equally apply to both animal and vegetable material.
Biomass does not contribute to any issues that affect the earth or global warming because everything taken is from the earth itself without releasing
Where is it found and What are it's uses and Cost?
Biomass is found in living organisms and is often used to produce heat or generate electricity. Biomass is one of the most important energy source as they are mostly used by developing countries that don’t have large supplies of fossil fuels. According to the International Energy Agency, it is said that biomass power will produce about 9.6 per cent of the world’s total electricity by 2030 and that the price of 600-900
million metric tons would be arou
nd 140 US dollars.
One example of a plant used for industrial biomass is corn
Biomass can be converted into liquids and gaseous fuels or can be used to generate electricity in the same way that coal is used.
How does Biomass work?
Biomass is a clean renewable resource. When plants and trees die, the biomass will till continue. Biomass is also environmentally friendly because the biomass is reduced, recycled and then re used.
Trucks collect the waste wood and take it to the biomass plant, where they burn it.
They then boil water with the heat that is produced.
The energy from the steam turns turbines and generators.
The Advantages are...
Using biomass reduces greenhouse gases.
Biomass can be used to produce power instead of fossil fuels.
We’re making use of the waste products.
Biomass is cheap.
The Disadvantages are...
Finding the amount of waste we need for this is hard.
Burning biomass does create greenhouse gases but much less than the other fossil fuels.
The resources required aren’t always there.
Biomass was first used in a London gas company in 1812
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