Biomass- Definitions and What Is Biomass
DEFINITIONS to think about.
LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS
The 4 Laws- There are 4 laws to thermodynamics, and they are some of the most important laws in all of physics. The laws are as follows-
-Zeroth law of thermodynamics – If two thermodynamic systems are each in thermal equilibrium with a third, then they are in thermal equilibrium with each other.
-First law of thermodynamics – Energy can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only change forms. In any process, the total energy of the universe remains the same. For a thermodynamic cycle the net heat supplied to the system equals the net work done by the system.
-Second law of thermodynamics – The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium.
-Third law of thermodynamics – As temperature approaches absolute zero, the entropy of a system approaches a constant minimum.
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WHAT IS BIOMASS
Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. In the context of biomass for energy this is often used to mean plant based material, but biomass can equally apply to both animal and vegetable derived material….Learn more>>
DEFINING BIOMASS ENERGY AND BIOMASS POWER
How Biomass Energy Works (ucsusa.org)
EFFICIENT GASIFICATION- Tom Lubbers- The Log Boiler
Gasification is simply the process of burning smoke. That process can be elaborate or it can be simplified. We use the simplified method, the elaborate method would be secondary air, downdraft, refractory brick all will give gasification but it’s basically getting the smoke to a high enough temperature for the smoke to ignite. The triangle of fire consists of three equal parts of oxygen, spark and fuel. If we can get those components…Read more or watch the video (video, mp3 and transcription)
Biomass is fuel that is developed from organic materials, a renewable and sustainable source of energy used to create electricity or other forms of power….
Some examples of materials that make up biomass fuels are:
What Is Biomass Power?
Biomass power is carbon neutral electricity generated from renewable organic waste that would otherwise be dumped in landfills, openly burned, or left as fodder for forest fires. When burned, the energy in biomass is…Learn more>>
While the process to create electricity is similar whether using a biomass fuel or a fossil fuel, the equipment needed inside the plant is different. All of ReEnergy’s power generation facilities have been outfitted — and new acquisitions are upgraded — to allow for the burning of biomass…Learn more>>
Biomass And The US
Biomass fuels provided about 4 percent of the energy used in the United States in 2010. Of this, about 46 percent was from wood and wood-derived biomass, 43 percent was from biofuels (mainly ethanol), and about 11 percent was from municipal waste…Learn more>>
What is Biomass Power?
Biomass power is carbon neutral electricity generated from renewable organic waste that would otherwise be dumped in landfills, openly burned, or left as fodder for forest fires. This organic waste can include…Learn more>>