Benefits of Bioenergy
Bioenergy produced from waste offers a wide range of benefits to businesses and organisations across the West Midlands. These include:
Bioenergy is a renewable energy source
Bioenergy produces the largest amount of renewable energy globally. As the West Midlands region will always be producing a diverse range of waste, this source will constantly renew itself. There is the potential to extract 5 kWh per day per person of useful energy from municipal, commercial and industrial waste.
It does not involve incineration
One of the main benefits of this bioenergy process is that it does not involve incineration, which means that there is no concern over polluting the atmosphere. This is a major benefit for West Midlands waste management companies, especially those who manage landfills.
Bioenergy power stations are suitable for conurbations
As the process does not involve incineration it does not require a large building. Bioenergy power stations can be built near to, or on, housing or industrial estates, or even in city centres.
A bioenergy power plant could be housed at the back of a factory or office block.
It does not involve growing and harvesting crops
It is truly green energy
It reduces the amount of waste that needs to go into landfill sites
The bioenergy processing system not only reduces the amount of biological waste that needs to go into landfill sites but it can also process plastics. Plastics are not appropriate for landfill sites as they take centuries to break down. If they cannot be recycled they can be processed using EBRI’s innovative system which greatly reduces the bulk that needs to be disposed of. The West Midlands is rapidly running out of landfill space and this is an effective way to tackle the problem.
It can effectively manage contaminated waste
It is a carbon neutral process
Biochar can be used in the production of biohydrogen
Biochar can be used to produce biohydrogen which can then be used in hydrogen powered vehicles. This is great news as previously the environmental impact of producing biohydrogen outweighed the benefits of using hydrogen powered vehicles instead of cars.
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The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University has won ‘Best Technological Breakthrough’ for its innovative bioenergy technology, which transforms multiple wasteread more...