“Biomass as energy source (pellet and wooden chips)”

Biomass is all organic substances made by the growth of plants and animals. Of all renewable energy sources, biomass is expected to contribute the most in near future. Every year about 2.000 billion tons of dry biomass is generated on Earth. About 1.2% is used for food, 1% for paper and 1% for fuel.
The rest, about 96% decomposes or increases the stock of renewable energy sources.
Renewable energy sources such as biogas, biodiesel, biopetrol (ethanol) may be produced from biomass, while the dry mass may be grinded to the small pieces of pellet, which may be burnt in automatic stoves for heating and electricity production.
Biomass is very acceptable fuel from the aspect of environment, because it contains little or none hazardous substances – sulphur, heavy metals, etc., which are found in fossil fuels, and which emit to the air during combustion of fossil fuels, thus violating our health and environment. The main benefit of biomass compared to fossil fuels is that it is renewable.
The interest in biomass as energy resource has been constantly increasing lately, and the following factors influence the perspective of bioenergy projects:
• increase (unreliability) of oil and oil derivatives prices;
• care for increase of energy supply security, through development of decentralised solutions for energy production;
• climate changes and global warming;
• promotion of regional development and rural diversification, by creating employments and generating income in usually undeveloped rural areas.

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