Biomass

In an age of clearcutting, air pollution, toxic groundwater, and dwindling fossil fuels, it is time to look at what we already produce as sources for more sustainable energy.
 
Biomass feedstocks can be used to manufacture all of the fuels and chemicals currently being manufactured from fossil fuels. "Feedstock" is any organic matter available on a renewable basis for conversion to energy, including wood and logging residues (sawdust, bark, and edgings), farm animal wastes, the organic portion of municipal solid waste (MSW), municipal biosolids (sewage), and certain types of industrial wastes.  Biomass fuels, or biofuels, are solid, liquid or gas fuels derived from feedstock.  In Ohio, this is primarily landfill-to-gas methane, biodiesel auto fuel from soybeans, and ethanol-blend gasoline from corn.  And unlike fossil fuels, which take millions of years to reach a usable form, waste biomass is an energy source that can close the loop on many of our recycling and hazardous waste problems.

 

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