Content tagged "ag energy combustion"

Biomass Feedstocks for Combustion

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: January 20, 2017

Thought about growing a biomass crop for combustion fuel on your farm? This article offers three questions farmers can ask to evaluate growing energy...

Biomass Combustion

Farm Energy Updated: March 31, 2016

Introduction to Biomass Combustion

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: March 10, 2014

Combustion of biomass used to heat greenhouses.Fire, or combustion of biomass, is arguably the oldest known and most widely used controllable energy source...

Processing Biomass for Combustion

Farm Energy Updated: January 18, 2013

Unprocessed biomass comes in a variety of sizes, shapes and other properties, ranging from a gooey puddle of microscopic algae to the massive trunk of a...

What is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) per pound of coal compared to pound of wood that is released into the air when each is burned?

Home Energy Farm Energy Updated: July 05, 2012

The amount of carbon dioxide released from coal and wood depends on the type of coal or wood consumed and the moisture contents of both. A very rough...

Using Combustion Heat for Energy

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: April 02, 2012

The end result of combustion is useful energy - typically in the form of heat, power, or both heat and power. This can be used to provide space heating for...

How Much Heat Does BioFuel Have?

Farm Energy Updated: April 02, 2012

There is no simple, single number, useful for all situations, to calculate the amount of energy in a fuel. When biomass (or any fuel) is combusted, the...

Wood Heat for Greenhouses

Farm Energy Updated: March 23, 2012

 Wood is an attractive alternative fuel for greenhouse heating – it is renewable, locally produced, and usually less expensive than other fuels. While wood...

Shell Corn as a Fuel for Greenhouse Heat

Farm Energy Updated: March 23, 2012

Corn has joined the list of popular alternatives to fossil fuels. Its high heat value, ease of handling, and ready availability in some sections of the...

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