Biomass- Definitions and What Is Biomass Power

DEFINITIONS to think about.



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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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>>
-Chemical composition
-Plant material
-Fossil fuels
-The difference between biomass and fossil fuels
-Categories of biomass materials
-Conversion technologies


EFFICIENT GASIFICATION-  Tom Lubbers- The Log Boiler

BIOMASS- tom lubbers   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)


What is Biomass?
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…Learn more>>


Some examples of materials that make up biomass fuels are:
-scrap lumber
-forest debris
-certain crops
-some types of waste residues.


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?


This organic waste can include scrap lumber, forest debris, agricultural harvest waste, and other

industry byproducts that serve no other purpose. Biomass power uses these natural materials to generate clean, renewable electricity, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Biomass offers significant other environmental and consumer benefits, including improving forest health, protecting air quality, and offering the most dependable renewable energy source.

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Actually Reduces Greenhouse Gases
– Improves Forest Health and Reduces the Risk of Forest Fires
– Is Steady and Reliable
– Is the Natural Solution to Meet Higher Renewable Standards