Biomass provides a stepping stone in the transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and according to Project Drawdown, it is the 34th most powerful solution to climate change. To be useful in combating climate change, the biomass must come from a waste product or be otherwise sustainably produced, and the stories in this collection (see below) demonstrate that this is possible.
To combat potential forest fires in California, dead trees in forests are being cut down and burned through a method that uses gasification to produce electricity. Several places in the UK are starting to use waste, like coffee grinds and animal manure, to turn into biofuel. To combat sanitation issues and a lack of resources like energy and fertilizer, Kenya has implemented programs that collect human waste and uses the biomass to meet community needs. India is another country that is actively using their agricultural waste to produce energy and improve quality of life. These places and more have learned to utilize their natural surroundings by transforming waste into biomass to power their communities. This solution is one of the Drawdown Ecochallenge actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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