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Energy Research presentation
Transcript of Energy Research presentation
Made locally and not expensive
Does not depend on fossil fuels
Turns waste into fuel
It does not add CO2 to the atmosphere
It can be used to generate electricity with the same equipment or power plants that are now burning fossil fuels (no new equipment necessary)
Gets rid of waste
Biomass fuel is cheap (uses garbage and other wastes)
Could greatly reduce gas emissions
May reduce dependance on foreign oil
Generates 10x the energy of solar or wind power There are two ways to collect biomass. In the first method, fuel is gathered and brought to a biomass plant. There, the waste is burned in furnaces. The heat created is used to boil water and the energy from the steam is used to rotate turbines and generators. Biomass is a renewable energy source made from burning the waste of organic materials, such as plants and animal poo. Cons of Biomass
Large areas of land are needed to create enough electricity to make biomass efficient
Some materials are not available all year around
The geography of a country limits the types of biomass used to create energy
If biomass is overused, than deforestation and other environmental problems can develop
Collecting sufficient quantities of waste can be difficult
Burning the fuel creates greenhouse gases MINI-QUIZ TIME! YAY!
QUESTION 1: Poor people have it. Rich people need it. If you eat it you die. What is it?
QUESTION 2: In a one-story pink house, there was a pink person, a pink cat, a pink fish, a pink computer, a pink chair, a pink table, a pink telephone, a pink shower– everything was pink!
What color were the stairs?
QUESTION 3: What is as light as a feather, but even the world’s strongest man couldn’t hold it for more than a few minutes?
QUESTION 4: If you throw me from the window,
I will leave a grieving wife.
Bring me back, but in the door, and
You'll see someone giving life!
What am I? JUST KIDDING! RANDOM FACTS ABOUT BIOMASS
Biomass is an important source of energy and the most important fuel worldwide after coal, oil, and natural gas.
Bio-energy, which is created from biomass, is expected to be a important resource
Biomass is part of the carbon cycle
Half a kilo of dry plant tissue can produce the equivalent of the heat available from a quarter of kilogram of coal
Biomass was first used when humans made the first fire
After WWII, biofuel industry in the U.S. closed, then reopened in 1970 The REAL quiz
1: How is biomass produced?
2: Name one pro and one con of biomass.
3: What country is the top producer of biomass?
4: T/F: Biomass isn't part of the carbon cycle Top Eight Producers of biomass:
8:Spain Thank you for watching our presentation! We hope you liked it, or at least weren't bored to death by it! P.S. From Bailey :) ANSWERS:
1:By burning waste
2: see pros and cons
4:False For the second method, we decided to show you a graph. MEOW