Biomass Energy Source
Where does your Energy resource come from? How do we get it?
Biomass energy comes from crop animals’ waste and fiber products such as pulp, paper, lumber, plywood, and cotton. We get the energy from biomass by burnings its sources to make heat. This heat produces steam power, which generates electricity.
How is the energy used and transferred? How do we store the energy?
For thousands of years, biomass energy has been used for cooking and heating. An example of this is cooking over a fire itself, or using a fireplace for heat. Today, biomass energy is mostly used to generate heat, electricity, or to liquid fuels for motor vehicles.
Do we use a lot of it? If yes, why? If not, why not?
Although biomass energy is often used and is renewable, it can’t be used for a lot. We have not yet discovered how to use biomass energy to power planes or other larger forms of transportation. Because biomass energy is not as dense as other fuels, it does not have enough power.
Are there any social or political issues surrounding it? What is your personal opinion on the use of this resource?
Issues surrounding biomass energy are mainly environmental. Annual harvests o periodic removals of plants are not sustainable for the environment. Biomass energy also impacts the air quality from it combustion systems.