Thursday, 26 September 2013

Advantages of bioenergy

The broadest definition of biomass would be considered as such to all organic matter of vegetable or animal origin, including materials from natural or artificial processing. It is a source of energy from, ultimately, the Sun, and is renewable if used properly. It can be classified as follows:

• Natural Biomass: is what occurs in nature without human intervention.

• Residual Biomass: is what generates any human activity, mainly in agricultural processes, ranchers and the man himself, such as household refuse [solid waste (MSW)] and wastewater.

• Biomass produced: it is cultivated in order to get converted into biomass fuel instead of producing foods, such as sugar cane in Brazil, aimed at the production of ethanol for fuel.


• The use of agricultural and forest residues reduces the risk of fire and forest quality improvement.

• Anaerobic digestion removes organic residues whose accumulation is a serious pollution problem.

• The use of land for energy crops offers an economic solution to many rural communities.