Biomass

By: Nixie Wallace, Justin Arguello, and Korbin Dye

How Does This Technology work?

Biomass electricity is drawn from combusting or decomposing organic matter. There are about 132 waste-to-energy plants in California, with a total capacity of almost 1,000 megawatts. These plants power our homes and businesses with electricity from waste matter that would have been released into the atmosphere, added fuel to forest fires, and burdened our landfills.

Where doe it come from and how does it work?

The energy sorce comes from decoposing organic matter, and renewable.

Is It Costly?

No Biomass acually saves money because it eliminates having to expand landfills.

Does it effect the inviornment?

It supprisingly helps the inviornment it takes out manure and other decopmposing organic matter and it reduces landfill.

What are 2 andvantages and 2 disadvantages?

Clean energy, Abundant and renewable, and the disadvantages are cost of the building and freaquent need for biomass to keep the energy source going.

Two Scientist.

Rudolf Diesel was born in 1858 in France and began his career as a refrigerator engineer. For ten years he worked on various heat engines, including a solar-powered air engine. Diesel's ideas for an engine where the combustion would be carried out within the cylinder were published in 1893, one year after he applied for his first patent. Rudolf Diesel received patent #608845 for the diesel engine. The diesel engines of today are refined and improved versions of Rudolf Diesel's original concept. They are often used in submarines, ships, locomotives, and large trucks and in electric generating plants.

George Edward Alcorn, Jr. was born in 1940. He received a four-year academic scholarship to Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He received his degree with honors while earning eight letters in basketball and football. George Alcorn earned a Master of Science in Nuclear Physics in 1963 from Howard University, after nine months of study. During the summers of 1962 and 1963, George Alcorn worked as a research engineer for the Space Division of North America Rockwell. He was involved with the computer analysis of launch trajectories and orbital mechanics for Rockwell missiles, including the Titan I and II, Saturn IV, and the Nova.