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Sources of Energy

  • Biomass refers to those living and non living organic materials that can be used as sources of energy in the form of fuel.
  • Some examples of biomass fuels are wood, crops, and organic garbage.
  • Boimass fuel is a renewable source of energy.
  • Gas made from the anaerobic digestion of agricultural and animal waste is called biogas.
  • Biodegradation is the process of biological degradation of organic matter by bacteria and fungi.
  • A good fuel/source of energy
    • That would do a large amount of work per unit volume or mass
    • Easily accessible
    • Easy to store and transport
    • Economical
  • Factors to be considered for choosing fuel
    • How much heat it produces
    • Less smoke generation
    • Easy availability  
  • Calorific value is defined as the amount of heat energy obtained by burning one gram of a substance. …

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