Asked in History, Politics & Society, Biology
Is biomass chemical energy?
As it decays bacteria catalyses a chemical reaction to release methane and heat. When you burn it a chemical reaction occurs between the biomass and oxygen that releases light and heat. Biomass contains potential energy that can be chemically released. ...
Asked in Global Warming, Ozone Layer
What are the affects of biomass on our ozone layer?
The biomass seems to maintain a level of oxygen, from which ozone is made. If biomass is burned, chlorinated / brominated compounds are released into the atmosphere, some small part of whihc make it to the ozone layer to increase depletion. ...
Asked in Energy
What is biomass energy and where does it come from?
Biomass Energy is energy derived from biomass fuels. Biomass fuels are organic fuels mainly of plant origin, the biomass being formed in living plants by the process of photosynthesis and stored in complex polymers like lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose. All these three are the constituents of biomass fuels (wood, agric. wastes, etc). This stored energy is released during combustion or burning, the latter being a reverse of photosynthesis during which biomass say wood burns in oxygen producing heat energy, carbon dioxide and water. ...
Asked in Biofuel
What are examples of biomass - trees grass coal or water?
Trees could be biomass if they are sustainably grown. Old growth forests are not biomass. Grass could be biomass. ...