5 Reasons Why Biomass is More Efficient than Fossil Fuels
While the human race has undergone many transformations through the millennia, major technological advances have taken place in the last couple of hundred years. The discovery of major energy sources - coal and petroleum greatly changed the face of how things are accomplished. Unfortunately, these valuable fossil fuels are limited in their availability making it necessary for humans to explore other energy options and one such option is biomass. Introduction In our global society, clean energy simply means energy that is procured from sources other than the primary fossil fuels. From home heating to electricity and mass transportation, we have mostly depended on coal, oil and natural gas for all our energy needs leading to their exhaustion. The problem here is that fossil fuels are non-renewable; limited in availability and supply. It takes hundreds of millions of years to re-form fossil fuels from buried plants and animals. The earliest known fossil fuel deposits are from the Cambrian Period about 500 million years ago. The later fossil fuels that provided more substandard fuels such as lignite coal started forming as late as five million years ago. The rate with which we are consuming these fossils, it is impossible to get them back quickly to meet our current or future energy demands. According to some studies, fossil fuel reserves on Earth will be depleted by the next 50 years. Here’s where the alternative source of energy comes into play.And among the various alternative sources of energy, Biomass tops the chart. Have a look, why biomass is efficient than fossil fuels.
Advantages of Biomass over Fossil Fuels
- Available in Abundance
- Renewable Source of Energy