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Alternative Energy Tutorials on Biomass

Biochar Energy

Biochar Energy from Biomass

Biochar is a charcoal looking carbon rich substance formed by heating organic biomass plant matter in low-oxygen conditions by a process known as pyrolysis. Biochar can be added to the soil as an amendment and fertiliser to improve soil conditions as well as the sequestation of carbon in the soil to reduce levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. There are many biomass feedstocks suitable for biochar production but the type of biomass feedstock use in the pyrolysis process will determine the quality and efficiency of the biochar product

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Efficiency of Biomass Energy

efficiency of biomass energy

The efficiency of biomass energy depends on how effectively biomass resources can be converted into electrical power, heat and fuels using a variety of new techologies and traditional methods. Biomass energy crops are now being grown in vast quantities to produce modern forms of energy such as biofuels for transport, pellets for electricity generation as well as a wide diversity of bio-chemicals and bio-lubricants making biomass a truely versatile fuel.

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Biomass Resources

biomass sources

Biomass resources and biorenewable resources are all forms of organic materials, including plant matter both living and in waste form which can be used as an energy crops. The availability of biomass resources from forestry management, farming activities and agricultural industries depends on the energy crop specifically devoted to the production of biofuels from different cereals, beet and oilseeds for the production of bioethanol and biodiesel production

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Wood Biomass Energy

wood pellets

Wood Biomass is a versatile energy source which can be used instead of traditional fossil fuel energy in many energy sectors for providing electricity, heat and transport fuels as well as non-energy useage. The sustainable and optimal use of wood biomass feedstock for energy purposes can also be used in the production of Biofuels and Biogas to help cut our greenhouse gas emissions providing the growing supply of biomass feedstocks can be maintained .

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What is Biomass

wood pellets

What is Biomass Energy and what is biomass made from. Simply put, biomass is any organic type material or matter that is renewable over time producing stored energy. Biomass gets its energy from the sun so all organic matter contains stored energy from the sun. Biomass is made from woody materials, agricultural crops, green wastes or any organic matter that can be used as an energy source. There are many different types of biomass materials available which can be used for heat, power, electricity, fuel, and other bio related products, biogas, biodiesel, ethanol

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Vermicomposting

vermicomposting

Vermicompost is the end product of vermicomposting in which the decomposition of dead plants and other organic wastes is done by earthworms to release of nutrients from them. Vermicompost is a fine peat-like material of high porosity and water holding capacity that contains many vital nutrients in different forms which can be used plants. But not all earthworms are the same as different species of earthworms have evolved differently through time so occupy different ecological niches based on their feeding and burrowing habits. Anecic and Endogeic species are commonly used for vermicomposting due in part to their high rates of consumption and digestion, natural ability to colonize organic wastes and high reproductive cycles

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Peat Pellets From Sphagnum Moss

wood pellets

Peat pellets made from sphagnum moss has been used as a usuable source of energy for non-fuel applications especially in horticulture as a soil supplement for many years. Sphagnum biomass peat moss grows on degraded peatland and is used as an alternative to non-renewable fossil peat for horticultural applications due to its reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Sphagnum peat moss can be dried and processed in the normal way without any negative impacts on its quality as a growing medium making it ideal for processing into peat pellets. When mixed with other agricultural biomass energy crops, sphagnum moss based peat pellets produce a more compact biofuel pellet

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Wood Pellets

wood pellets

Wood pellets made from compressed wood particles have many advantages as a fuel, they are a local, renewable, and a low-cost fuel alternative. Fuel pellets are made from woody byproducts such as sawdust, wood shavings and off-cuts but can also be mixed together with other orgainic biomass materials to improve their combustion. Using wood particles of a consistant size helps produce pellets of a uniform density. Wood pellets are made by mixing together all these different types of raw wood materials and extruding them at high pressures and temperatures using a pelletising machineproducing a pellet for burning

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Biomass Energy

biomass energy

Biomass energy is the second most popular renewable energy source behind hydropower. Biomass when used as a fuel consists of organic matter such as agricultural wastes, wood products, sawdust and food wastes. Biomass can be burned directly for energy production or mixed and blended with coal as a fuel in electrical power plants. Biomass energy burns cleaner than coal releasing less emissions and pollutants into the atmosphere. Biomass as an energy source can also be used indirectly, producing methane gas as it decays or through a process called gasification. The global potential of biomass energy production increases daily but increased exploitation of natural areas to cultivate biomass crops threatening food supplies

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Biomass

biomass energy

Biomass energy is the description used for any kind of non-fossil fuel made using organic, biological or plant matter for use as an energy source. Today biomass technologies enable living plant matter such as agricultural crops, seeds, grasses, plants and woody materials to be converted into liquids or gases which can then be used as a clean and green energy source to produce electric power, heat or fuel without directly polluting the environment.

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