By ghodbane-gh | On 01/11/2017
To reduce our dependence on imported oil, our community must make the most of all available local resources, including solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, ocean energy -- and biofuels.
Biofuel and biomass are general terms for renewable fuel created from organic matter, including wood and other plants, algae, or waste such as restaurant grease or animal fats. Fossil fuels, in contrast, are long dead organisms that have been under geological pressure deep underground for millions of years.
To generate electricity, biomass can be "direct burned" for heat to create steam or gasified to burn and create steam. Biomass may also be converted into liquid biofuels, such as biodiesel or biogas. Biofuel can be processed through various systems to create biodiesel which can be used interchangeably with or totally replace petroleum-based diesel.