Could biomass energy reduce the increased demand on electricity for home heating?
Could the clean burning of biomass make a greater percentage of electricity partially replacing coal and natural gas, powerful climate forcers?
As seen above, renewable energy now makes 20% of the electricity generated in the USA.
Residential and commercial energy use makes up 13% of USA greenhouse emissions. Making electricity generates another 25%. (Total: 38%)
Could carbon neutral biomass energy help to heat more homes and generate more electricity?
Using the emission hoods in our lab, we are investigating how to design (and manufacture) very clean burning pellet and log-burning heating stoves.
We’ll update progress here.