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Biomass, Conversion to Gaseous or Liquid Biofuels By Justin Seager And Lee Ringer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Koenigsegg_CCXR_Edition_(1_von_2).jpg
Main Goal of Biofuels To find an alternate renewable resource through: To find an alternate renewable resource through: Wood Fuel Trash Alcohol Fuels Crops Landfill Gas http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/images/BIOMASSTYPES1.gif
Making a Difference Will stop the need for fossil fuels. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Create a more environmentally friendly way of obtaining energy.` http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,904800,00.jpghttp://www.farmenergy.org/images/sg.jpg
How Does It Work? The materials are gathered into trucks. Then it is transported to a biomass plant. Here, the waste is fed into furnaces where it is burned. Here, the waste is fed into furnaces where it is burned. The heat generated boils the water, which creates the water, which creates steam, which then rotates steam, which then rotates turbines and generators. turbines and generators. http://cdn-write.demandstudios.com/upload//4000/500/50/6/4556.jpg
Obstacles in Biofuel Conversion “Food vs. Fuel” Deforestation and soil erosion may appear due to the investment in growing more crops for biofuels. http://intouch-labels.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/corn_field339213037_std.jpg
Obstacles cont’d The biofuel madness is gathering steam, and it’s not good news for the world’s poor and hungry. Putting one man’s dinner into another man’s car hardly seems like a sensible or ethical way of solving any of the world’s problems. --Graham Young, 2 August 2006 The largest obstacle is the depletion of land.