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Biomass Energy. The cleaner type of renewable energy. By: Brandon Konlian , Colleen Sullivan, Scott Lanza , Tsneem Abdelrahman , Austin Brinkley. How Biomass Energy Works – Brandon . bio - life mass - quantity of matter

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biomass energy

Biomass Energy

The cleaner type of renewable energy.

By: Brandon Konlian, Colleen Sullivan, Scott Lanza,

TsneemAbdelrahman, Austin Brinkley

how biomass energy works brandon
How Biomass Energy Works – Brandon

bio- life mass- quantity of matter

  • Biomass is any kind of plant or animal waste that is left behind, and yes trash, grasses, and trees are included. Then these leftover products get burned for fuel and can be transformed into electricity and re-newable fuels.
  • Biomass Electricity is from biofuels that get boiled and heated up to over 300 degrees f . The steam and natural gases that arise from the biomass turns the turbine generator, which creates electricity.
  • Biomass energy takes the energy out of plants and waste to create other forms of energy.
benefits tsneem
  • When biomass is replanted and burned, it absorbs carbon that is in the air.
  • Biomass never runs out.
  • Biomass can be made almost anywhere in the world.
  • Grasses, trees, and waste can be found easily.
  • It reduces the amount of trash that end up in landfills.
  • It is a reliable energy source.
  • It does not need any fossil fuels.
  • It is not expensive.
  • It produces greenhouse gases.
consequences tsneem
Consequences- Tsneem
  • Fossil Fuels are cheaper than Biomass.
  • Plants need a lot of land to grow.
  • It releases Carbon Dioxide.
  • It causes pollution, but helps clean it up.
  • It can damage the environment, With smoke and steam.
  • Some materials aren’t available all year long.
  • It can cause environmental issues like deforestation.
biomass with other forms of energy brandon
Biomass with other forms of energy- Brandon
  • Biomass energy is a much cleaner source of energy that fossil fuels.
  • Many countries around the world are replacing gasoline and diesel oil with biomass fuels like biodiesel.
  • Non- renewable forms of energy like coal can produce gas hydrogen, which is harmful to the environment.
  • Petroleum Products such as oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy nom-renewable, biomass can be reused over again.

Fun Fact- Vine Fuel In Sweden, some new cars run on E-85 fuel (85% ethanol) made from the vines in southern Europe. The biofuel is made instead of wine. Manufactures say that the 15% gasoline content helps cars start better in very col weather. A mix!

is biomass more efficient than fossil fuels colleen
Is Biomass more efficient than Fossil fuels?-Colleen


  • Can be re planted and will collect carbon dioxide
  • Will never run out
  • Will grow almost anywhere
  • Prevents the release of methane
  • Will remove the smell of biofuels
  • Biomass can be made by the burning of trash and waste

Fossil Fuels:

  • More concentrated stores of energy
  • Requires LOTS of land
  • If some small disaster happens it will cost at least $900 to fix it
  • It can damage older engines
  • Emits more nitrogen oxides
  • Can cause smog in the air which causes acid rain
biomass pollution brandon
Biomass Pollution-Brandon
  • Biomass burns up all of the pollution in the land and in the atmosphere. In other word biomass energy is clean energy that cleans up landfills and overgrown grasses.
  • The biomass and biofuels burnings release Green House Gases into the atmosphere like carbon dioxide, methane, and other atmosphere friendly gases.
  • For biofuels to become gases it must go through a process called gasification- solid biomass into gases.

Fun Fact: Thirty-Five cubic feet of waste can light a 100- watt bulb for 6 continues hours, cook three full meals for a family of six, and drive a car nine miles. (10-15 km)

- this picture is a non-renewable fuel

cost austin
  • Biopower cost a lot due to farmers having to grow more crops
  • But also you can use waste, trash, and even plants and wood
  • If you buy fuel from a company chances are that the prices are a lot less than coal and other fossil fuels
materials austin
  • You mostly reuse trash like:
  • Plants
  • Wood/ Sticks
  • Animal/ Mammal waste
  • You need generators, boilers for power specific for biomass
  • Also large tanks to store the gases, waste, or fuels
limitations scott


Biomass is burning plants and natural materials

Therefore, biomass is reusable and is basically unlimited

Also if you need to you can use animal waste

So with that farmers can grow plants just for energy

location scott


A biomass power plant typically requires 15 to 100 acres of land

The area is usually landscaped, and is located away from the public

Some good sights for plant are in the Midwest and places like Pennsylvania for the East coast

transportation scott


Biomass can be turned into biodiesel, which can run cars

Biodiesel is made from oils of plants, like sunflowers

Biodiesel usually run large vehicles like tractors and buses

Biodiesel can run some types of regular cars though

Biomass burning fields can be easily accessed from car.


Would you rather this: Non-Renewable Energy


A Clean Biomass Energy Earth:

works cited brandon
Works Cited—Brandon

Armentrout, David, and Patricia Armentrout. ‘’Let’s Explore Science: Biofuels. 01 Jan. 2009:n.p.

SIRS Discover. Web,. 05 Feb. 2014

Badgley, Duff. ‘’Worse than coal’’ No Biomass Burn. n.p., Jan 25 2010. Web. 10 Feb 2014.

‘’Energy and sources of energy’’. Clilenergies.n.p., Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

Morris, Neil. Biomass Power. North Mankato: Smart Apple Media, 2007, Print.

‘’Why Biomass?’’ Biomass-Energy Supplies., 2012. Web. 10 Feb 2014


work cited austin
Work Cited—Austin

Clair, Lee, and Pete Fordham. “Biomass: An Emerging Fuel for Power Generation.” Power Engineering 113.11 (2009): 160, 160, 162, 164, 166. ProQuest. Web. 5 Feb. 2014

“Efficient Biomass Handling” Guttrige Bulk Materials Handling. N.P., N.D. WEB. 10/2/14. []

Erin Voegele. “IRENA report finds costreduction potential for biomass power” Biomass Magazine. N.P., 1/18/13 WEB 11/2/14 []

Povey, Karen. BioFuels. Farmington Hills: Thomson Gale, 2007. Print.

Walker, Niki, Biomass Fueling Change. New York: Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007. Print.

works cited colleen
Works Cited—Colleen

“Biomass—Energy from Wood, Garbage, and Agriculture Waste.” EIA kids Corner (U.S. Department of Energy). 05 Apr. 2001: n.p. SIRS Discovery. Web. 10 Feb, 2014.

“California Biomass and Waste-to-Energy Statistics & Data”, n.d. Web. 2-7-2014

Thomas, Isabel. The Pros and Cons of Biomass Power. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, 2008. Print.

work cited scott
Work Cited—Scott

Armentrout, David and Patricia Armentrout. “Let’s Explore Science: Biofuels” Let’s Explor Science: Biofuels. 01 Jan. 2009: n.pag. SIRS Discover. WEB. 05 FEB. 2014.

“Biomass-Fired Stream Power Plants”. Alstom. n. p. n. d. WEB. 10-2-14.

“Biomass Maps”. NREL. n. p. n. d. WEB. 11-2-14.

“Biomass Power Plants”. Teeic. N. p. n. d. WEB. 5-2-2014.

Karl. ”Hawaii rental company offers Biofuel car rentals”. Make biofuel. N. p. August 27, 2010. WEB. 11-2-2014.

M. Scott Hess. “How Bidiesel Works”. How stuff works n. p. n. d. WEB. 11-2-14.

Wlker,Niki. Biomass Fueling Change. New York: Crabtree publishing company, 1972. print.

works cited tsneem
Works Cited—Tsneem

Belsie,Laurent,”Green’ Definition Generates Debate.” Christian Science Monitor. Jan,29 2001: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. WEB.04. 5,February 2014

“Biomass,” [] (no publisher given). (no date of publication given).WEB.5,February 2014

Morris, Neil. Biomass Power. North Mankato: Smart Apple Media, 2007.print.

Thomas, Isabel. The Pros an Cons of Biomass Power . New York: Wayland/ The Rosen Publication Group Inc., 2008.print.

Walker, Nikki, Biomass Fueling Change . New York: Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007.print.

“Who is Using Biomass Energy?” []n.p. 10 February 2014. WEB

“World Biofuel Event Underway in Rotterdam,” [ biofuel-event-underway-in-rotterdam/] n.p. 10 February 2014 .WEB.