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Transcript of Biomass
What is Biomass?
Biomass is a fancy name for material from plants and animals. It can be converted to fuel and is therefor regarded as a potential energy source.
Produces green house gasses
10 times more productive than wind or solar power
- produces damaging gases (methane, nitrogen oxide, or carbon dioxide
Presented By Diksha Mavani and Maria Gonzalez
Burning biomass releases the same amount of carbon dioxide as burning fossil fuels
clearing forests to grow biomass results in carbon penalty that takes decades to recoup
using this resource can reduce independence on foreign oil
the most common feedstock used today are corn grain for (ethanol) and soybeans(for biodiesel)
In the near future, agriculture residues such as corn stover (the stalks, leaves, and husk on the plant) and wheat straw will also be used
Long term plans include growing and using energy crops such as algae, and fastgrowing trees and grasses.
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