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Biomass Fuel Market: Advantages & Disadvantages of This Energy Source

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 1:04
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Fuel is an important commodity which is needed by almost all
human beings in today’s world. Apart from the conventional fuel
sources, there are several unconventional sources which are growing
quite popular. Biomass is fuel which is developed from organic
materials and is known to be a renewable and sustainable energy
source used to generate electricity or other modes of power.

What exactly is Biomass Power?

Biomass power is basically carbon neutral electricity which is
generated from renewable organic waste which is usually dumped in
landfills or openly burned. Upon burning, the energy in biomass is
discharged as heat. For example: if you possess a fireplace, it
means you are already contributing in the use of biomass since the
wood you burn is tagged as a biomass fuel.

Presently, there are numerous biomass power plants in which wood
waste or other types of waste is burned in order to produce steam
which then runs a turbine to make electricity, or offer heat to
industries as well as homes. With the outburst of new technologies,
any form of emissions from burning biomass managed under industrial
facilities are generally lesser than emissions created using fossil

Biomass Energy

There is another aspect called as Biomass energy, which needs to
be understood carefully. This is the energy which is enclosed
inside plants and animals. This may include organic matter of all
sorts: plants, animals, as well as waste products from organic
matters. These forms of energy sources are grouped under biofuels
and naturally include wood chips, manure, rotted trees, sewage,
tree components and mulch. It is necessary to understand that,
chlorophyll available in plants absorb carbon dioxide from the
surrounding atmosphere along with the water from the ground using
the process called as photosynthesis. This energy is passed to
animals when they consume them. It is counted as a renewable source
of energy since carbon dioxide and water enclosed in plants and
animals are discharged back in the atmosphere once they are

Special Types of Biomass Fuel

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has been
surging high due to the introduction of certain special variety of
fuel sources. Some of them are:

Mill Residues

Mill residues are counted as a much more economically efficient
fuel as compared to forestry residues. Biomass facilities merged
with and essential to the mill operation hold an advantage of
removing transportation. Over the past few years, mill residues
have been successfully used to generate electricity and steam.

Dedicated Biomass Crops

It is interesting to know that, dedicated biomass crops are
specially grown to fuel a particular biomass project. The most
evident example of dedicated biomass crops includes corn varieties
which are grown out of ethanol production. Moreover, fast-growing
poplar trees are also been farm-raised to be used as a biomass
fuel; however, this hasn’t proven to be sustainable on the economic
grounds. At last, another dedicated crop is soybean oils which is
used in the creation of biodiesel.

Chemical Recovery Fuels

Chemical recovery fuels are known to be responsible for over 60
percent of the complete biomass energy consumption in the United
States. Many of the chemical recovery facilities are possessed by
pulp and paper facilities, which is an integral part of the
facility operation.

Advantages of Biomass Fuel

The biomass fuel industry enjoys a lot of
importance in today’s world due to the rising advantages of this
category of energy source. Some of the advantages are as

No Harmful Emissions

Biomass energy is known to create no harmful carbon dioxide
emissions. Many energy sources struggle to curb their carbon
dioxide emissions, leading to harmful effects on the ozone layer
and also increase the negatives of greenhouse gases. This energy
source is completely natural, and has no such side effects of
carbon dioxide.

Clean Energy

 This form of energy is mainly restricted to clean use.
Biomass energy is used in commercial businesses such as airlines.
Moreover, this is considered good for the environment and also
good for business.

Renewable and Abundant

Biomass products are quite abundant in nature. Moreover, this
energy form is also renewable. This develops from the fact that, it
arises from living sources, which means that these products
possibly never run out. It is found that, in the United Kingdom,
biomass fuels are developed through recycled chicken droppings.

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