This category contains non-commercial scientific, educational, and governmental references to biomass and biofuel.
Biomass is organic non-fossil material. It comprises the mass of all biological organisms, dead or alive, excluding biological mass that has been transformed by geological processes into substances such as coal or petroleum.
Solid biomass comes in different forms including what comes directly from the “producers” (grass, trees, shrubs, crop husks, etc.) and that which comes as waste from the animals that consume the producers (droppings or dung from animals and waste from humans).
Biofuel is any fuel that originates from biomass. The three classes of biomass used for combustion are solid (e.g. wood, dried plants and animal waste), liquid (e.g. ethanol, methanol and vegetable oil) and gaseous (e.g. bio-methane and hydrogen).
Reference: Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
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Biodiesel is liquid fuel manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats, recycled restaurant grease, and similar materials. This category is for sites about biodiesel technology.
Ethanol is a clean-burning, high-octane fuel that is produced from renewable sources. At its most basic, ethanol is grain alcohol, produced from crops such as corn. Because it is domestically produced, ethanol helps reduce America's dependence upon foreign sources of energy.
Pure, 100% ethanol is not generally used as a motor fuel; instead, a percentage of ethanol is combined with unleaded gasoline. This is beneficial because the ethanol:
* decreases the fuel's cost
* increases the fuel's octane rating
* decreases gasoline's harmful emissions
Any amount of ethanol can be combined with gasoline, but the most common blends are E10 (10%) and E85 (85%)
Waste vegetable oil (WVO) is vegetable oil that is recycled, typically from restaurant fryers and is used in diesel engines. Most users reclaim WVO from their local restaurants for free. Many users of this fuel modify their engine compartment to provide heating for the WVO or SVO to decrease its viscosity.
Straight vegetable oil (SVO) is vegetable oil that has never been used. Biodiesel is not the same as SVO or WVO, but it can be made from both through a chemical reaction.
- This category contains non-commercial, scientific, educational, and governmental references to renewable forms of energy derived from wood.
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- maximising the energy obtained, with or avoiding direct combustion, such as the generation of Wood Gas.
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