The Positive Outcomes of Biomass Energy
BIOMASS refers to both plant and animal waste which is utilized in the manufacture of electricity in a closed circuit. Waste material may consist of things like plant waste, cow dung, trees, and even agricultural waste. Biomass energy is produced by burning biomass waste into non-polluting renewable electricity in an environmentally friendly way. This clean and renewable form of energy is generated through biological processes i.e. respiration and oxidation. It is also generated from living organisms which may include bacteria and other microorganisms.
Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
global warming and other environmental issues have highlighted the need for an alternative energy source apart from fossil fuels and other conventional forms of energy that are non-renewable. Increasing pressure is being exerted on the use of bioenergy as a better replacement for fossil fuels for a variety of reasons. Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have increased the concentration of this greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. This has resulted in global warming. Carbon emissions from fuel combustion have increased carbon dioxide levels which in turn has led to climate change.
Alternative sources of energy are required
to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. Biomass energy has emerged as a promising technology as it does not emit any greenhouse gases. It also generates electrical energy which is eco-friendly and renewable. There are various ways in which biomass can be converted into fuel and alternate sources of energy.
Biomass is the material used in the burning of coal
petroleum, wood, and other biomass. It is usually recovered from agricultural and industrial wastes after the process of burning has been completed. The high temperatures produced during the combustion of these materials result in the emission of highly toxic carbon compounds. These compounds have serious consequences for the environment, particularly the environment’s ecosystems. Therefore, efforts to mitigate climate change by reducing carbon emissions are being taken up by using the carbon that has been recovered in biomass burning processes.
Biomass energy is generally generated
from agricultural and forest residues which have been burned for agricultural purposes. This is called carbon sequestering. In addition to this, biomass can also be utilized to generate electricity by burning in a simple open fire. During the burning process, the carbon contained in biomass is converted into heat and in the process of combustion, oxygen is released as well. This provides a free and clean source of energy that is eco-friendly and renewable.
A very good illustration of the benefits of using biomass energy
is seen in how it has been used as a source of renewable source of energy. Biomass is easily accessible and the cost involved is also very low when compared with other methods of energy production like fossil fuels and electricity. Moreover, the amount of biomass waste per unit area is very low when compared to other sources of energy which further emphasizes the sustainability of the use of this bio-based energy source. This means that the productivity of the Biomass Energy Project is expected to continuously increase over the coming years. This project has therefore the potential to significantly reduce global warming and to substantially reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. More importantly, by tapping into the resource of biomass waste which is very abundant in nature, the use of this energy can significantly mitigate the adverse effects of global warming.