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Biomass ? Organic Matter One of our oldest energy sources. Gets energy from the sun-photosynthesis Renewable Three types are used today Wood and agriculture products Solid Waste Landfill gas and biogas What is it? ? How Does it Work? ? Mainly used for Electricity - 14% Heat- 1/10th of homes Fuels - 15% Industrial - 55% What Does it Do? ? Can be sustainable Paper and saw mills But? Like anything can be overused Cost How Realistic is it? ? Promising Comes from many different sources Usually our waste Can be used for a lot Has a few disadvantages Releases carbon dioxide Future? ? What is the purpose that biomass is used for the most? Where does biomass get its energy from? Is biomass better environmentally and economically than coal? How?
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