The future of Power Generation
By conservative estimates, biomass (plants, agricultural and other waste) can provide up to 25% of energy demands within the next 20 years. The conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals will parallel the route currently used by the petrochemical industry.
What Is Biomass Energy?
Biomass refers to living matter. Agricultural crops are biomass and have a value as both food and energy. The non-edible portions of crops, such as corn stover, can be used for animal feed or for energy. Energy crops, such as switchgrass, could provide a biomass resource, but switchgrass hasn't been established in sufficient volume to be a reliable energy source.
Forest residue and other wood wastes are biomass that however is immediately suitable for energy production and usable not for food or feed.
Wood wastes from sawmills, paper mills and other wood related industries are our readily available biomass fuel resources.
Given proper forest care and management, timber waste and related wood biomass is an indefinitely sustainable, plentiful source of clean and renewable energy from the harvested forests around the globe.Wood based Bio-Fuels offer a way to produce energy fuels from renewable sources or waste materials and to help reduce net carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions because the CO2 emitted during combustion of this fuel is captured during the growth of the feedstock.
The primary environmental benefit of burning biomass solid fuels is that they do not contribute to climate changes through emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases.
Biomass solid fuels are an environmental and economic opportunity leading to your energy independence....