Biomass Essay

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Agricultural residue biomass is highly recommended as clean and renewable sources of energy that increases the possibility of replacing the consumption of conventional energy fossil fuels. The objectives of this review report is to evaluate the processes how briquettes are produced from agricultural wastes/residues and To compare the intensity of greenhouse gas emission using briquettes of agricultural wastes/residues with other forms of energy sources especially fossil fuels. Thus agricultural residue biomass energy available for climate change mitigation by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases emission from using fossil fuels and the pollutions resulting from the high accumulation of these agricultural residues as wastes. The quality…show more content…
 To compare the intensity of greenhouse gas emission using briquettes of agricultural wastes/residues with other forms of energy sources especially fossil fuels.

2. Literature review
2.1. Concepts of Biomass Energy
World population growth results increase in energy demand, together with growing global consciousness about the scarcity of the earth’s natural resources, has turned the attention of researchers into alternative renewable energy sources. Traditional energy sources are characterized as exhaustible and some of them, especially fossil fuels, have substantial impacts on the natural environment and are the main culprit of climate change. As a global solution, renewable energies play a key and unique role, since they are obtained from natural, regenerative sources that do not deplete; and they also cause minimal to no environmental problems, such as climate change, radioactive waste, acid rain and air pollution. The sources of renewable energy that have reached full commercial maturity are: solar, wind, tides and waves, rivers, geothermal energy, organic waste and energy stored biomass (Okure et al, 2006).
2.2. Briquetting of agricultural residue biomass
According to the kind and amount of residue accessible for charcoal production, different types of burning technologies could be implemented that include simple, low cost and manually
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