Electricity is a fundamental pillar for any modern society. Unfortunately, we need fuel to make electricity. This brings us to the subject of biomass as a new source of power.
Biomass use power for our electricity needs
Biomass is a term used to describe natural materials, biologic that can be used as fuel to produce energy. Biomass is a broad term that includes various types of fuel, from waste to landfill gas to ethanol. Generating biomass power can be used to power many different things from the industrial to the house, and once properly researched and put into use, the biomass will definitely reduce the world's use of fossil fuels and hazardous energy sources.
The most common types of biomass can be grouped into one of three categories. Wood (and related) products such things as grass, wood chips, wood scraps from the production of wood, dead trees and leaves. Product items in the trash that people produce waste that can be used to burn as fuel, or landfill gas, which is generated when garbage rot (methane) that is. Ethanol and biodiesel is a good fossil fuel substitute made from either corn or plants (ethanol) or vegetable oil and animal fat (biodiesel). All of these can produce biomass fuel to generate electricity.
Landfill gas, also known as biogas or methane, are often collected by the landfill owner or farmer for use as fuel. The burning of this fuel can ignite an electric generator or used to heat the property. Vegetation or wood related products can be pressed into pellets, and then used as fuel for heat and electricity. Ethanol and biodiesel are even more interested in the climate of the world today, because they are both used to power cars and other vehicles. Ethanol and biodiesel are much cleaner than fossil fuels, and cheaper to produce because they are derived from waste that are easily found in our modern world. Both types of fuel is also biodegradable, making them safer for the environment. While the fuel cannot be used in all types of cars today, car manufacturers are working to make more vehicles that will run on alternative fuel. Each of these approaches can be used as a platform for biomass electricity.
While the idea of using biomass electricity as power platforms may seem far-fetched today, the resources already in place for the use of biomass as fuel. What needs to be done right now is more research on how to use this biomass fuel efficient, and without the stigma of "burning garbage". Other fuel at this time is much more user-friendly and easy to store, because they are concentrated and in a familiar format.
Once we learn to concentrate the biomass and make it easy to use, this would be a great alternative for any of the other energy sources available today with the possible exception of solar Nano-technology. Biomass power as an energy platform certainly a concept that comes into its own.