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 coal. 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 greenhouse gases!|
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
Bear Springs Blossom Nature Conservation helps to gain more knowledge, to better understand Nature!|
We show + explain hot water panels + solar panels = photovoltaic
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Our members strongly believe that Conservation Education CE is the only solution to give the majority of human beings a better life on Earth.
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Bear Springs Blossom was founded 2002
How life works
BSB Online book
Art in Nature
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BSB Information topics:|
WHAT did God say?
- Protect Creation
- with Education
- Isn't that one of
- the Ten Commandments
BSB Information on Water:
Why Earth has water
The H in H2O
Power from Water
Water + Energy
Water + Trees
Thirsty for water
Water Drought article
- Why does all life on Earth
depend on water?
- Why are the oceans salty?
- Why Water is a very
- Humans can live without food
for weeks, but
- without water we will
die after 3 days.
- Why do Humans use huge
amounts of water
to produce electricity?
- Is salt-water more heavy?
- Why can water dissolve
so many substances?
- Does water expand
when it gets warmer?
- Water Quiz
- Ocean quiz
- Environment Quiz
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- giving you a better life
Earth facts + numbers
Solar system Earth
Life on Earth
Keep Earth clean
Why Keep Earth?
Info about NASA
Earth from Space
Information on Earth:|
- Why is Earth called the blue planet?
- Why Earth has continents?
- Why Earth has earthquakes?
- Earth, the only home for Humans?
- Earth's solar system is special
- Why is Earth sick?
- Earth climate is changing
- Earth uncountable species
- Astonishing photos from Earth
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