Using Locally Gathered Biomass Energy
When it comes to renewable energy, biomass energy is one of the oldest types. Biomass energy uses organic materials such as plants and animal waste that is available readily. It is a very renewable and unique form of energy, thanks to the process by which it is made.
To make biomass energy, a few simple things are needed. These things include solar energy, carbon dioxide, and water. Biomass energy is mostly sourced from plants.
Through the process of photosynthesis, plants manufactured biomass energy. This is done when energy from the sun is absorbed by chlorophyll then converted to carbohydrates from carbon dioxide. As the carbohydrates burn, the carbon dioxide and water are converted back and release energy into the atmosphere from the sun.
Trees are another source of biomass energy, working much the same way as other plants. Many times, this process is done by the conventional processes of burning wood as fuel. This can also be done through trimming and thinning of trees, though, as well as through operations such as park management and tree surgery. We can obtain biomass fuel from almost any type of tree that is considered a category of Virgin would, meaning it hasn’t been used for any other purpose. You can also specifically grow energy crops that can be used to obtain biomass fuel directly.
There are many reasons why you should consider using biomass as an energy source. Of course, the most obvious reason is because it is renewable. There are also local supplies of biomass fuel almost everywhere in the world. Many rural economies can be sustained by employing locals to develop biomass fuel in the area. By producing biomass energy and local areas, the carbon footprint is also reduced, as well as the financial cost, as less transportation must be used to transport other forms of energy. Using animal wastes for biomass energy can also reduce the costs that are associated with disposing of those wastes.