Bioenergy A Complete Renewable Energy
After attending last week’s hugely successful Canadian Hydrogen Conference, an area of discussion that is widely understood is that we must continue to discover, embrace and accept alternative energy sources. One of these newer forms of renewable energy will undoubtedly be coming from Bioenergy.
This exploration is needed to reduce, and maybe even reverse, the damages already made to the environment and the planet. Going “green” requires expertise of science and financial backing of business to come together to create new sustainable / renewable energy sources.
In the coming years, innovation around renewable energy will grow to be over $2 trillion dollars by 2030. This financial incentive will undoubtedly lead to incredible breakthroughs in the energy sector leading us to Energy 4.0 (future article).
Much of the innovation will focus on scalable, renewable, and cost effective solutions. In 2022 alone, it will be a record year in terms of scale at which the change to more renewable energy sources will take place. It’s also a time when we see new and exotic sources of energy emerge from science labs and corporate pilot projects.
ENERGY FROM ORGANIC MATTER
Bioenergy is one of many diverse resources available to help meet our demand for energy. As its name suggests, it is a form of renewable energy that is derived from recently living organic materials known as biomass. The biomass can then be used to produce transportation fuels, heat, electricity, and products.
- BioMass – A renewable energy source (organic matter)
- BioFuel – An energy solution for transportation (Biogas and Biodiesel)
- BioPower – An energy solution for heat and electricity
- BioProduct – Everyday commodities that are made from biomass
“... useful, renewable energy produced from organic matter—the conversion of the complex carbohydrates in organic matter to energy.”
BENEFITS OF A ROBUST BIOENERGY INDUSTRY
Abundant and renewable bioenergy can contribute to a more secure, sustainable, and economically sound future by:
- Supplying domestic/local clean energy sources
- Reducing dependence on fossil based sources
- Generating many “green” jobs
- Revitalizing rural economies
Energy derived from biomass or biofuel has the potential to generate far more of the power used by human society than it does today, and in recent years we have seen a strong trend towards attempting to unlock this potential. Thermal, chemical, and biological processes are used to create more efficient forms of fuel from biological matter (such as wood, or crops like sugarcane, or even waste materials). This includes fermentation to produce bioethanol and biodiesel.
Since the Bioenergy industry is complex and diverse, over the coming weeks, we will dig into each of these areas to explore how it will help change the landscape of renewable energy.
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