Biomass­čśÄ

By: Nic and Jacey

Advantages of biomass

Some advantages of biomass are that it is cheap and reliable source of energy, and if the crops are replaced, then biomass can be a long term energy source.

Disadvantages of biomass

Some disadvantages of biomass is that when it is burned, it gives off Atmospheric pollutants, this includes greenhouse gasses, if the crops are not replanted, then biomass is non-renewable.

Where this resource is found more abundantly

Most biomass is found in the global south.

Harmful effects of biomass

When biomass is burned, it releases atmospheric pollutants, like green house gasses. If the crops are not replanted, then biomass is a nonrenewable resource.

How this resource is formed and how it is used

Biomass is formed from decaying plant or animal waste including; garbage, crops, fuels, land fills, gas, wood. And after treatment with chemicals it can be used as fuel in Diesel engines. Biomass is used when it's burned and realeases heat, and you can use it to provide energy, heat or electricity.

Fun facts

-In 2010 4% of the U.S energy needs were met by biomass.

-The current output of biomass energy is enough to give 1 million houses electricity.

-Biomass can also be turned into a fuel just like gasoline

Biomass is a renewable energy source because it is derived from organic matter