Biomass

By: Sydney Dubas

What is Biomass?

  • Organic material with stored chemical energy
  • Wood, wood waste, straw, manure, sugar cane
  • burned to generate electricity

Why Biomass?

  • successful effect on environment (+-)
  • used by early humans
  • already 3% of U.S energy consumption
  • research to increase resource replenishment

How Does Biomass Work?

  • Each organic material has a method
  • All produce a gas
  • Methane burned to spin a turbine
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