Biomass (WHAT IS BIOMASS)


Biomass can also refer to our newest source of renewable energy and the best way to recycle biological matter.  

All plants, including those from the sea and other water bodies, are considered to be biomass. Though, usually, the term refers to what they leave behind that we do not use for food or materials. For example, straw, corncobs, husks, animal waste, garbage, and other things that we usually throw away and forget about.

These materials are not useless, as most people believe them to be. Although they are the left-over pieces from industrial processes and natural waste, they can be used for many different uses. And though most people wouldn't think it, these are the key to creating a better world and a better future.

Biomass is all of the matter which is organic, contains carbon, and has gone through photosynthesis and other processes. Biomass is mostly made up of plants which make use of the light from the sun to create energy through photosynthesisMany of the developing countries produce huge quantities of agro residues but they are used inefficiently causing extensive pollution to the environment. The major residues are rice husk, coffee husk, coir pith, jute sticks, bagasse, groundnut shells, mustard stalks and cotton stalks. Sawdust, a milling residue is also available in huge quantity. Apart from the problems of transportation, storage, and handling, the direct burning of loose biomass in conventional grates is associated with very low thermal efficiency and widespread air pollution. The conversion efficiencies are as low as 40% with particulate emissions in the flue gases in excess of 3000 mg/ Nm In addition, a large percentage of un burnt carbonaceous ash has to be disposed of. In the case of rice husk, this amounts to more than 40% of the feed burnt. Most of this biomass goes to waste by being dumped into land fills and even burned, which causes air pollution. Instead of making use of the precious land that we have and polluting the air, we can use biomass to create energy and fuel, as well as feed and other agricultural necessities.

Biomass is definitely a great way to help fix our earth. It is completely natural, and we can use it for fuel biomass, and many other things. There are many ways that we can get this biomass and use it to its full capacity. First of all, we should collect the residue that comes from agricultural and forestry processes. This can be used for manure, fuel, and even feed stock. Industrial waste such as used fuel can be reused to create more fuel that can be used in other fields.

The great thing about biomass is that it can be grown for our needs. Growing plants to use as biomass will not only give us biomass to use, but it will also help clean out our land and air resources.

There are many different uses of biomass, and one of the most popular is as a fuel . Biomass can create gas fuel and liquid fuel if it goes through processes. Biomass can be compressed so that it can be burned efficiently to create heat for cooking and heating. Also, biomass can be fermented in order to create liquid gas which can be used for cars and other vehicles.