Biomass Turbine Generators

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Biomass is the organic matter produced by plants. Also it refers to other organic wastes like animal waste, food-processing by-products etc. Everything that is biodegradable is biomass. The solar energy trapped by these plants can be converted to electricity or fuel.


Biomass Steam Turbines from GE

Here is what GE is marketing:

Biomass Steam Turbines

To help customers reduce carbon emissions and improve fossil plant cycle efficiency, while meeting Renewable Portfolio Standard(RPS) targets, GE developed a line of biomass steam turbines that provide high performance with a small footprint. GE's biomass steam turbine product line offers a compact, high efficiency solution for the 60 Hz and 50 Hz markets that offer a wide range of footprint and efficiency options for ratings up to 250 MW.

Giant King Grass is suitable as a fuel for direct combustion (burning) in 100% biomass electricity-generating power plants. Today, biomass power plants are fueled by agricultural and forestry waste such as corn stover, wheat straw, rice husks and wood waste. The price of agricultural waste has increased dramatically in China and India due to market demand, and in many areas, growing Giant King Grass as a dedicated energy crop is less expensive and more reliable than using waste. Agricultural waste is seasonal, because it is only available after the food crop such as corn is harvested. The corn stover must be gathered over long distances because the yield is quite low, then dried, baled, stored and utilized as fuel until the next agricultural waste crop is available. Reliability, consistency and cost of biomass fuel are the major issues facing biomass power plants today. A dedicated Giant King Grass plantation co-located with a power plant is a cost effective and reliable solution to producing clean electricity.>>Read More

A more detailed description of biomass turbines:

Cogon Grass can be used as a replacement fuel for this type of generator. Cogon Grass just as Giant King Grass is renewable.

Biogas generator from biomass

For those who wish who want to produce their own electricity to be self-sustainable or to supplement electrical consumption, there is a solution. You can build your own biogas generator. The fuel to power this generator is readily available. The grass clippings, food waste livestock manure, or any organic waste can be transformed into renewable biogas energy.

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Biomass is a renewable source of energy. Biomass can be converted into bio-fuel. Bio-fuels to operate machinery, electric generators, transports, and other pertinent equipment.

Bio-fuel: Combustible fuels generated from contemporary biological process that convert biomass into fuels that are in solid, liquid or gas forms. So much biomass around the world is wasted. There are still so many countries that rely on firewood for cooking. Even in the U.S.A., they chop down trees and turn them into charcoal. All over the world trees are wastefully cut down for fuel.

This design will help prevent the waste of trees. Tree trimmings can be turned into charcoal. Any type of biomass (even grass) can be turned into charcoal while collecting methane in the process. Charcoal making machines powered by methane can be operated to turn the charcoal dust into any charcoal form salable in the market.

The design may be further modified to generate electricity in the process. Coils filled with water can be wrapped around the drum. The heated water will generate steam which will be directed to a steam electric generator. The same principle of steam electric generators will apply except the fuel to create the steam comes from the sun via the drum that creates, charcoal and methane.

Bio-Fuel, burning of firewood, burning of grass and straws do not cause the greenhouse effect. Farmers need not be restricted from burning. It does not highly contribute to the high CO2 in our atmosphere. Fossil fuels create the pollution. The carbon expelled from the burning of fossil fuels is from millions of years ago. On the other hand the burning of bio-mass expels only carbon mostly accumulated from within 10 years prior to burning. Very small quantity from over 100 to 200 years ago. Mother earth can easily recycle CO2 from biomass. But it is not prepared to recycle the CO2 expelled from fossil fuels which was originally absorbed from over 200 million years ago (coal) and over 400 million years ago (oil).

Making it illegal to burn firewood is strictly political-bias. They even made it illegal to burn bio-garbage. Laws created to propagate the fossil fuel industry. The fossil fuel industry is the culprit of this “global warming”. It is the cause of the very high CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.