By: England Dingle
What is the use of bio mass?
What does burning have to do with bio mass?
Wood was the biggest energy provider in the United States and
the rest of the world until the mid-1800s. Wood heated homes and
fueled factories. Today, wood supplies only a little of our country’s
energy needs. Wood is not the only biomass that can be burned. U.S. Biomass Consumption by Sector, 2010 Wood shavings, fruit pits, manure, and corn cobs can all be burned
Garbage is another source of biomass. Garbage can be burned to 51.9% generate steam and electricity. Power plants that burn garbage
and other waste for energy are called waste-to-energy plants.
These plants are a lot like coal-fired plants. The difference is the
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