Biomass, Biofuel And Feedstock
Biomass is a renewable energy source that uses solid, liquid or gaseous substance produced by organic materials. In comparison with fossil fuel, biomass has a lower net carbon emission.
There are huge amount of organic materials and other residue resources and waste which can be processed and converted into energy like; waste from wood processing, forest residue, municipal solid waste, food and drink manufacturing waste, agricultural residue and industrial waste. Fast growing plants like willow, Swichgrass, corn, rape, Miscanthus or trees can be used as energy crops on industrial scale.
Products on the market used for biomass heating;
* Wood pellets, they are made from compact sawdust and have low moisture content to allow them to burn with maximum efficiency. In Europe, wood pellets are widely used for heating and generating electricity.
* Wood chips, are a good source of biomass solid fuel, they are cheaper than wood pellets because they require less energy to manufacture.
* Briquettes are made from organic materials like garden and park waste, food waste and others row materials. The manufacture of briquettes include the compression of the raw materials in order to burn longer and shape them for an easier transportation, they are used for domestic and commercial heating, generating electricity and for cooking.
Here is our links to;
Wood Pellets and Briquettes Producer and Supplier
Woodchip log and other Solid Biomass Suppliers
Liquid Biomass Producers and Suppliers
Biomass, Biofuel Heating Systems and Equipment Suppliers
Biomass and Biofuel Organisations
Biofuels are produced as an alternative of fossil fuels, as response to oil crisis and increase of oil prices. They are use for transportation purposes, for generating electricity, domestic and commercial heating and cooking. Biofuels are produced from sustainable sources like Biomass and Biowaste. There are two main methods to convert biomass energy into liquid fuel;
* Plants like, sunflower, canola, soybean, rape or jatropha are specially grown to produce vegetable oil, this oil can be heated and used for diesel engines, or it can be further treated and transformed into Biodiesel. Used vegetable oil can be processed into Biodiesel. The most common Biofuel in Europe is Biodiesel. This can be used in diesel engines, when mixed with mineral diesel. B100 is used in many European countries as alternative to diesel fuel and is less expensive.
* Other plants like, wheat, sugar beet, corn are specially grown and used in a process of fermentation for producing Bioethanol. This is the most common type of Bioalcohol used to replace gasoline. Bioethanol is mixed with gasoline for gasoline engine.
Here is our links to;
Biodiesel and Bioethanol Fuel Producer
Biodiesel and Biethanol Fuel Suppliers
Biogas is a gas produced by the anaerobic digestion of organic biodegradable materials such as biomass and biowaste. As a renewable source of energy, biogas can be utilized for generating electricity, space and water heating, cooking, to replace compressed natural gas for use in vehicles. Biogas is widely used for transportation, in counties like Sweden, Switzerland and Germany. There are small and large sewage and non sewage gas plants which produce biogas, which is used to generate electricity for homes throughout Europe.
Germany is the leading European country in biogas production, with more than 5,900 biogas plants, most of them used for power generation.
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Biogas Producers and Suppliers
For the implementations and development of biomass technology, planning permission may be required for almost all the countries in the EU.
Feedstock is raw material like crops or other products and materials from sustainable sources, which can be used and convert into bioenergy and biofuels. Sustainable feedstock refers to the availability of the feedstock and its impact on environment. Producing and supplying sustainable feedstock has become an industry which includes identifying and selecting the best feedstock resources for energy productions, harvesting and transportation, and also providing a secure, reliable, cost effective biomass feedstock in a sustainable manner.
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Sustainable Feedstock Suppliers
Local, National and EU grants, funds and financial support are available for domestic, community and commercial Renewable Energy projects. See Information Service Category on the left hand side of the page.