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Biomass. By: Haleigh Baker , Maddie Bishop ,Rachel Bush. http://dailyenergy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Biomass-energy.jpg. Main Goals. Electricity Heat Liquid Biofuels Ethanol. http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/moxiepix/a3463.jpg. Potential: Advantages . Abundant amount

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biomass

Biomass

By:

Haleigh Baker , Maddie Bishop ,Rachel Bush

http://dailyenergy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Biomass-energy.jpg

main goals
Main Goals
  • Electricity
  • Heat
  • Liquid Biofuels
  • Ethanol

http://www.chathamjournal.com/weekly/moxiepix/a3463.jpg

potential advantages
Potential: Advantages
  • Abundant amount
  • Very efficient
  • Little impact

http://www.architecture2030.org/images/regional/Renewable-Map.gif

potential disadvantages
Potential: Disadvantages
  • Global Warming
  • Expensive
  • Net loss of energy
  • Can be difficult to grow

http://geniix.org/images/carbon-cycle.jpg

how does it work
How does it work?
  • Sugar cane
  • Solid wastes
  • Bioconversion

http://students.umf.maine.edu/schmidoc/public.www/images/cut_sugarcane.jpg

technological obstacles
Technological Obstacles
  • Transportation
  • Increase efficiency
  • Storage and harvesting

http://biomassauthority.com/2008/03/03/biomass-energy-co2-cycle-thumb-425x373.jpg

issues in developing countries
Issues in Developing Countries
  • Distillation plants
  • Ethanol
  • Charcoal production
  • Gasifiers
  • Biogas

http://www.worldchanging.com/gasifier_zones.jpg

usdoe
USDOE
  • Biomass as a main source of energy
  • Lack of cooperation
  • Science and business leaders

http://www.all-creatures.org/hope/gw/US_DOE_logo_400.jpg

main issues
Main Issues
  • Lack of trained personnel
  • Lack of local understanding
  • Basic technical support structures

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_lgrG2xMG3Gs/SwZEppZIz7I/AAAAAAAAH2A/Np0JfqJcgfc/s1600/biomass_power_plant_uk.jpg

improvements
Improvements
  • Local conditions
  • Socioeconomic conditions
  • Environmental conditions

http://aq48.dnraq.state.ia.us/prairie/images/Biomass2.jpg

technically simple economic projects
Technically Simple Economic Projects
  • Persuade potential investors
  • Simple plans
  • Local people

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Indiana_barns.jpg

political china
Political: China
  • Very supportive
  • Supported heavily by government.
  • 100 scientific research industries.
  • 50 experimental stations

http://www.harvest-heat.ca/imagers/stove1.jpg

political india
Political: India
  • Sets up state agencies
  • Creates biomass related programs
  • Successful

http://www.treehugger.com/biogasdigestordrawing.jpg

negative environmental impacts
Negative Environmental Impacts
  • Soil depletion
  • Degrades biodiversity
  • Produces CO2
  • Low Photosynthesis
  • Smog

http://www.new-ag.info/image/09/02/poi677_1.jpg

bibliography
Bibliography
  • Miller, G. Tyler Jr. and Scott E. Spoolman. Living in the Environment. Canada: Brooks/Cole, 2009,2007. Print.
  • http://www.nzdl.org/cgi-bin/library.cgi?e=d-00000-00---off-0envl--00-0----0-10-0---0---0direct-10---4-------0-1l--11-en-50---20-about---00-0-1-00-0-0-11-1-0utfZz-800&a=d&c=envl&cl=CL1.1&d=HASH1cdc6b471ccaffad38f96c.10.6
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