Have you ever dreamed of living a highly sustainable lifestyle wherein you would no longer have to worry about depleting environmental resources or increasing your carbon footprint?
If yes, maybe it’s high time to start shifting your tracks and consider incorporating bioenergy into your daily consumption. Imagine using energy generated from renewable resources to warm or cool your room, fuel your car, and brighten your home.
These renewable resources aren’t only environmentally friendly, but they also have a long-term cost-efficient record that significantly reduces carbon emissions in the atmosphere.
So, using these resources means contributing to the solution of climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions. After all, bioenergy is derived from animals, plants, and their residues and by-products.
In this case, forestry, human habitation, farming, and agriculture generate crop remains and wastes, sludge and manures, timber residues, used oils, and animal fats.
These are collectively known as biomass, and they are turned into bioenergy. Once converted, this can be used to generate power for industries and cities. Aside from this, some of its other benefits include:
- Liquid fuel can be created from sugarcane residues and used vegetable oil.
- Animal manures and poultry farms can generate gas for power and heating.
- Nutshell wastes can generate heat.
- Timber waste materials can also generate power.
- Bioenergy can also be utilized for automobiles’ and planes’ liquid fuel.
So, these alternatives do not only improve energy efficiency and productivity but also generate reliable baseload energy and increase regional employment rates worldwide.
However, these technological alternatives aren’t widely applied in Australia yet. In fact, renewable energy only contributes 0.9% of the country’s electricity output, significantly less than the OECD’s 2.4% average.
Nevertheless, statistics indicate a twenty-five percent and thirty-three percent sustainable contribution of bioenergy to the global energy supply in the future.
Still, this is only attainable when renewable sources can replace energy markets’ fossil fuel consumption. From here, we can say that bioenergy indeed plays an essential role in Australia’s environment and sustainability in the future.