Presentation on theme: "BIOMASS & BIOFUELS A Renewable Energy Opportunity Dorothy Abbott Extension Agent, Renewable Resources University of Delaware Cooperative Extension."— Presentation transcript:
BIOMASS & BIOFUELS A Renewable Energy Opportunity Dorothy Abbott Extension Agent, Renewable Resources University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
BIOMASS Any organic matter which is available on a renewable basis including forest residues, agricultural crops and wastes, wood and wood wastes, animal wastes, livestock operation residue, aquatic plants and municipal wastes (USDOE)
Transportation Ethanol (E85) = produced from corn, trees or other cellulosic material Methane = captured from landfills and agricultural livestock facilities Biodiesel = created from soybean oil, yellow grease, etc.
Heating Biodiesel … home heating oils Wood … fireplace, pellet stove (during the 1870’s, wood was the dominate form of domestic energy…then coal and petroleum became easier and cheaper to use for this purpose)
Cooling Chillers fueled by biofuels supply air conditioning needs… (renewable fuel technologies are advancing rapidly to meet this need)