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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