Bio-Energy from organic matter was used for thousands of years. Biomass energy resources include plants, residues from agriculture or forestry, and the organic component of municipal and industrial wastes and fumes from landfills. Bio-energy, or biomass power, is the use of biomass to generate electricity. There are six major types of bio-energy systems: direct-fired, cofiring, gasification, anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis, and small, modular.
Most of the Bio-energy plants in the world use direct-fired systems burning feedstocks directly to produce steam for turbines associated with a generator to produce electricity. Gasification systems use high temperatures and an oxygen-starved environment to convert biomass into a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and methane for gas turbine to generate electricity.
Landfills which have decaying biomass, release methane from the decaying organic matter. Methane is also produced from biomass through a process called anaerobic digestion. This gas can be filtered off for commercial use. Methane is mainly burned to produce steam for electricity generation Microturbines and fuel cells uses methane as a fuel source.
Biomass produces liquid fuels through a process called pyrolysis which can be burned to generate electricity.
Several biopower technologies are used in small, modular systems to generates electricity which can be grouped together with or with other Renewable energy systems to form distributed energy systems for reliable delivery of electricity.
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