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Aria Norwood

on 19 May 2013

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Transcript of Biomass

Biomass By: Aria Norwood, Ryann and DeAsia McKenzie How do we use it? What is biomass? Biomass is the total quantity or weight of organisms in a given area or volume.
Biomass can also be an organic matter used as a fuel. Biomass How it's made: It's the breaking down of anything that was once living. Is it renewable? Yes, it is renewable because there will always be more trees and garbage. Sugar cane is also renewable and so is wood and corn cobs. Wood shaving, manure, and fruit pits are three other objects that are renewable. How does it effect the environment?
Biomass can pollute the air when it is burned.
When you grow plants for biomass fuels, you can reduce some green house gases. Period 4 Science Wood: We use wood to heat homes and fuel factories.
Garbage: Burned garbage generates steam and electricity.
Methane: It is an ingredient for natural gas. When burned, it generates heat and energy.
Ethanol: It is used to ferment crops, make alcoholic drinks, and to make gas. Types of biomass:
wood, garbage, manure, corn cobs,
bacterial decay, landfill gas.
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