Bioenergy is a fantastic resource to meet our energy demands for the future. It is a form of renewable energy that comes from organic matter and is often called biomass. Bioenergy can produce many useful things such as heat, electricity, transportation fuels, and other things.
How is Bioenergy Produced?
The History of Bioenergy
How Has Bioenergy Developed?
“The fuel of the future is going to come from fruit like that sumac out by the road, or from apples, weeds, sawdust – almost anything. There is fuel in every bit of vegetable matter that can be fermented”.
We have used bioenergy primarily for cooking and heating for centuries since the discovery of fire. Still, the 19th century changed this as inventions and innovations in the energy sector were booming. Bioenergy was beginning to be used in lamps for lighting. The first combustion engine was created and patented by Karl Benz, meaning bioenergy was used for transportation for the first time with liquid biofuels produced! Before this, whale oil was used. Farmers started using their stills to convert their crop waste, especially grain, into the raw ingredients for the cellulosic ethanol-based oil in transportation. This meant that bioenergy played a part in the industrial revolution; unfortunately, so did non-renewable energy production.