Biomass energy

2,134 views

Published on

  • Be the first to comment

Biomass energy

  1. 1. Biomass Energy<br />May 18, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />Identify fuels used for biomass energy<br />Describe how biomass produces electricity<br />List pros and cons of biomass energy<br />
  3. 3. What can be used for biomass energy?<br />Fast-growing Trees<br />Grasses<br />Other Crops<br />Oil Plants<br />Biomass Residues<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5.
  6. 6. Biomass Producing Electricity<br />Difference is the energy source<br />Biomass is used to heat water into steam<br />Steam is used to turn a turbine to produce electricity<br />
  7. 7.
  8. 8.
  9. 9. Current uses for Biomass<br />Ethanol<br />US total fuel is 2% ethanol which is made from corn<br />Space Heating<br />Cooking<br />
  10. 10. Advantages of Biomass Energy<br />Available worldwide<br />Could possibly never run out<br />Efficient and non-polluting<br />
  11. 11. Disadvantages of Biomass Energy<br />Need to use fossil fuels to harvest and transport<br />Could contribute to global warming<br />Expensive to produce biomass materials<br />

×