Today, we are in the green age where everyone cares about getting clean energy and stopping pollution. For a long time until now, we relied on fossil fuels in order to get our electricity and energy to run our technology. But now, we are in search of new ways to get energy and to reuse our resources so that we don't exhaust mother earth. One way to help recycle our natural resources is to make use of fibre biomass.
Biomass refers to materials that come from trees and plants, or anything that goes through photosynthesis. These materials can come from agricultural or industrial residue and are quite common all around us. They can be made into fuel, feed, fiber, and other useful things.
When a plant goes through photosynthesis, it creates food in order to grow. This is stored into biomass. Biomass can be used to create fuel because of its carbohydrates which can be burned or processed for energy. The simplest form of using biomass is burning wood in order to create heat.
There are three main uses of biomass, biopower, biofuels, and bioproducts. Biopower refers to the energy that comes from using biomass. Usually, biopower is created when biomass is burned in order to heat up water to create steam. The steam is used to turn turbines and create power and electricity or to heat buildings and homes.
Biomass can also be processed into compact pellets so that they can be burned for a longer period of time and can be transported easier. These can be burned to create electricity or to heat your home efficiently.
Biofuels are the fuels that are made from biomass and can be used to power vehicles. The main kinds of biomass used to create biofuels are vegetable oils and animal fats, as well as the used oil from industrial use. These are processed to become fuels and are a lot cleaner than fossil fuels since they do not emit harmful gases.
Another type of biofuel is bioethanol. Bioethanol is ethanol alcohol which is made from biomass that is fermented in carbohydrates. It can also be used to power cars and is a lot cleaner than gasoline. Not to mention a lot cheaper as well.
Bioproducts are things which are made from biomass. The agricultural residue like corn husks and corn cobs can be used to feed animals. Also, the extras from industrial processes like wood chips and the like can be used to create fiber biomass.
Fiber biomass is basically the fibrous biomass which can be used to create paper and other materials. These bioproducts can be sold at a much cheaper price than the ones made from virgin pulp and are a lot better for the environment.
So by using biomass products and fiber biomass as well as biomass fuels instead of using products made from new materials and using fossil fuels to create electricity, we can easily help lessen our carbon footprint and the pollution that is killing our earth.