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Non Conventional Energy Resources by Sobh Nath Singh

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Chapter 9

Biomass Energy

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Biomass production
  • Composition and properties of producer gas
  • Theory and process of gasification
  • Gasifier types and comparison
  • Use of a biomass gasifier
  • Biomass feed (fuel)

Solar energy by means of photosynthesis stores energy in trees and plants that can be converted into liquid fuels suitable for internal combustion engines. Similarly, ethanol could be produced from cellulose on large scale. There is no doubt that rising energy costs will lead to more concentrated research of such biological system; such that, energy gains made via plant photosynthesis using intensive systems are subsequently more than that lost in the conversion of biomass energy content into storable high energy fuels (i.e., ethanol ...

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