Bio Renewable Energies

There is no secret that we have a short supply of fossil fuels left in this world. Sooner or later, we are not going to have any fossil fuels left to power our cars and homes. That is why we are going to need to switch to bio renewable energies or else we won’t have anything to provide power to our appliances and machines. Bio renewable energy, also called biomass energy, is basically energy that is derived from organic matter. This organic matter could be any biological source that comes from nature like wood, manure, straw, sugarcane and plants. Usually wood is the most popular choice for biomass energy because it produces a great amount of power. However, there is only so much wood left on the earth and it takes decades for recently planted trees to grow to maturity. That is why the new alternative source for bio renewable energies is plant life.

The biotechnology of plant tissue culture allows horticulturists to duplicate any type of plant life they want using its cells. But what is really special about this is they can create any number of plants that they want at alarming rates. This means an unlimited energy supply can be generated for any machine or appliance that is built with biotechnology. If humans can successfully switch to this technology then our dependence on fossil fuels will cease to exist. Then greenhouse gas emissions will be greatly reduced. The interesting thing is biomass produces an equal amount of carbon dioxide as the traditional fossil fuels. However, if more plants are produced through micropropagation then the plants will absorb the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce oxygen for us to breathe. Since plants grow incredibly faster than trees, the world can now have an abundance of both renewable energy and oxygen.

The plants grown for the purposes of bio renewable energy are called biomass feedstocks. Usually the fastest growing plants and trees will be placed in these feedstocks and then distributed to biofuel dealers. One fast growing plant in particular that is being focused on the most for bio renewable energy is agave, which is a perennial plant. It is currently being used as a bio ethanol source and for biojet fuel. These plants do not require much fertilizer or water, and consistently absorb carbon dioxide throughout the night. Best of all, every hectare of agave can produce about 551 tons of biomass. So there is definitely a lot of interest in cloning this plant in order to sustain heavy demand for biofuel across the globe.