Green Energy - Biomass Methane

Greenhouse - Green Energy - Biomass Methane

Biomass MethaneBiomass is organic material that makes up all living things. Due to the ability for Biomass to store the suns energy it is a source of renewable energy. The cycle of biomass becoming a renewable energy source starts with plants absorbing the sun's energy through a process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis converts sunlight into chemical energy that is able to be passed on to animals and humans who digest them.

Burning Biomass releases the comical energy it contains in the form of heat. Types of biomass that are typically used for energy by burning include sustainably harvested wood, manure, crops and even garbage. Biomass can also be converted into alternative forms of energy other than heat; like biodiesel, ethanol and Methane.

Methane is the main component of natural gas. Methane is similar to biodiesel and ethanol because it's a form of converted biomass. Biomass Methane is created when matter like garbage, human feces and agricultural waste decompose and release methane gases called land fill gas or biogas.

Biomass Methane is captured with funnel systems that encircle land fills and agricultural areas. Methane can generate heat, power and pressurized steam to surrounding areas. However, its use is restricted due to its loss of effectiveness when transported more than just a short area.