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Bioenergy: Renewable Energy from Biological Sources

April 23, 2011
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Bioenergy is a renewable energy that is from biological sources and is to be used for things such as heating, electricity and even vehicle fuel. Bioenergy is derived from plant materials from agricultural crops and is known as Biofuel in North America.

Bioenergy is becoming popularity as oil prices climb and global warming continues to deliver carbon dioxide emissions. Although gasoline and diesel are considered ancient biofuels, they are better known as fossil fuels because they are made from things that have been dead and buried for millions of years. Biofuels today are made from plants that are growing today and there fore much more safe and renewable.

The biological material used in Bioenergy is called biomass. Wood is the largest bio mass used today and has been used since people started using fire to cook on and keep warm. Biomass can be used for fuel, power productions and products that would other wise use fossil fuels.

Switchgrass is a type of grass that has been researched and found to renewable bioenergy crop since about the 1980′s. Switchgrass is an excellent choice for bioenergy sources because it is strong as it can stand through drought and flooding. It also requires little care and fertilization which makes it even better for the environment.

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