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BiomassThe more you know the better are your decisions
Bio-mass is biological material used to generate renewable energy.
What can be used:
Plants, grass, wood, waste
With Biomass we can generate electricity or produce heat. Dead trees, branches and tree stumps, yard clippings and wood chips may be used as bio-fuel.
Normally nature needs millions of years to change plant material = biomass to
But scientists in Germany found a method to do that in 3 hours. Imagine, heating or cooling your house with your grass clippings. Carbonation could reduce our electricity bills and help our environment with reduced
Fossil fuel is not biomass, it was once, but millions of years, pressure and heat was needed to transform bio-matter into fossil fuel = carbon as coal or petroleum. Fossil fuel Carbon has been "out" of the carbon cycle for a very long time. Burning fossil fuel disturbs the carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere.
|Plastics from biomass, like some recently developed to dissolve in seawater, are made the same way as petroleum-based plastics. These plastics are actually cheaper to manufacture and meet or exceed most performance standards, but they lack the same water resistance or longevity as conventional plastics.|
Sunlight is necessary to produce Biomass!|
Sunshine gives us warmth, lets the plants grow and moves the air.
At our Nature Preserve in the Texas Hill County we use the power of the sun:
The warmth of the sun is moving the air
A) to produce electricity with our windmill
B) to produce electricity with Photovoltaics
C) to warm up our water with the sun
Sunlight is Earth's primary source of energy.
The solar constant is the amount of power that the Sun deposits per unit area that is directly exposed to sunlight.
The solar constant is ~1,370 watts per square meter
or ~1273 watts per 10 square feet
Many names are used for equipment that is harvesting the sun:
Photovoltaic panelsHome solar system
Power from the sun
Solar hot water panels + solar thermal panels
All these names describe the use of renewable energy.
Energy that isn't producing air and water pollution.
Energy we can use without burning fossil fuels!
Bear Springs Blossom Nature Conservation is using Solar energy in different ways.
Use the sun - its easy:
Heat (hot water, building heat, cooking)
Electricity generation (photovoltaic, heat engines)
Desalination of seawater.
Solar design in architecture
Solar heating systems
Solar hot water panels
Solar thermal electric power plants
Concentrating collector with steam engine
Concentrating collector with Stirling engine
Solar updraft tower
Solar powered car
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We show + explain hot water panels + solar panels = photovoltaic
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