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What is Biomass Heating Used For?

Biomass heating is used in power plants and sometimes to heat homes or run electricity. Agriculture, forest, urban, industrial residues, and waste are used to produce heat or electricity in biomass heating. Biomass heating has a long term affect on on Earth’s environment. To put is simpler terms, biomass is basically wood fuel that is used to make heat for a variety of reasons.

Unfortunately there are several disadvantages to using biomass heating. Biomass can be stopped and alternative ways of heating can be utilized. Biomass incinerators are freely being used all over the world. The reason biomass heating is being used so much is because it’s cost effective however, the damage to the environment can not be reversed.

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Disadvantages of Using Biomass for Energy

Biomass takes away from food production when it used agricultural land. reduces the carbon capacity from forests, and it takes nutrients from our soil. Important necessities are being extracted from the environment and more pollutants are being released in the air due to biomass heating incinerators. Carbon that is released into the atmosphere could take several decades to return to the soil which might be time that we don’t have. Pollutants such as carbon monoxide, VOC’s, and in higher levels that other alternatives. Read More...
There are several ways our communities can take action against biomass heating. Letters to the state senates can be written, pleading to stop the cutting down of forests

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