Biomass is different types of organic material produced by living plants through the process of photosynthesis, as well as the material produced as a result of the processing of this organic material. It therefore includes forest resources, and waste and by-products from industries and agricultural processes.
Biomass is a renewable energy source because if it is managed properly is an inexhaustible resource.
Biomass-MSW Power Plants
Plants processing biomass or municipal solid waste generate electricity by combustion of raw material in a boiler and subsequent transformation of the thermal energy of the steam generated into electricity through a Rankine steam cycle with a turbine and electricity generator.
The most important parts to highlight in this type of plants are:
The benefits derived from these plants are:
Pellet plants produce a renewable fuel with high energy density consisting of small pellets of compressed wood obtained by extrusion, for use in any subsequent combustion process.