Pros and Cons
There are many advantages to using biomass.
- Since biomass is from plants, it is a renewable source of energy. This means that it can always be made over and over again. This way, you will never run out of energy which will probably relieve everyone.
- The best part is that the biomass can be turned into ethanol which you use every single day for cars.
- If there is biomass that is left over, then it doesn't go to waste! It can be used to feed animals or for compost which will decrease the amount of fertilizer and not natural animal feed.
- Other sources can be only found some places and those places have the most advantage. But biomass can be found anywhere which is convenient since everyone can have the same advantage of the amount of energy created.
- The biomass industry accounts for 15,500 jobs many in small, rural communities.
- The demand for energy is growing and using biomass can meet that demand.
- Biomass will be especially useful in the southeastern states since they don't have much access to wind or solar power.
- Biomass is not easy to transport because it rots very easily. But the more it rots, the more energy that is available as fuel.
- Biomass contains less energy than the amount that is stored in an equivalent weight of fossil fuels but biomass will never run out and we can always be using more to make up for the amount that is not there.
- Biomass has a very strong sense of smell because of the rotting of the garbage. But it is worth it. There would be so much more ease and everyone will be more satisfied at the end when everyone starts to use biomass. Can't we endure it a little bit now for a better future?
- Some people say that biomass cannot be used in the winter because flowers don't bloom during the winter. But we can always use winter fruit peels to generate electricity.