Use of biomass in industries reduces the emission of CO2 in the atmosphere.
Industries play a fundamental role in the development of several countries, as well as in strengthening the world economy. Bringing innovation and more job opportunities, they enabled the growth of economic powers and contributed to technological advancement.
With numerous advantages and benefits, the importance of industrialization for today’s world is undeniable. However, over the years, the performance of industries has caused several consequences for the environment, and, with that, it has become necessary to search for changes and sustainable actions.
The operation of industries and industrial production depends, for the most part, on raw materials obtained from nature. As a result, countless areas were deforested, soil or biodiversity altered, which affected several animals in their natural habitat and even influenced climate change.
The greenhouse effect and the worsening of global warming have become some of the most serious consequences of the industrial process, and more and more alternatives are emerging that aim to reverse this situation. Entities such as the UN, for example, hold events in partnership with several countries in order to find alternatives that minimize the damage caused to the environment.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gaseous chemical compound essential for life on the planet. However, the high concentration of this compound results in increased air pollution, formation of acid rain and imbalance of the greenhouse effect.
The carbon dioxide compound is the gas that most contributes to global warming, and its source is the breathing of animals, human beings and living organisms; decomposition of living beings and materials; deforestation and fires; and, mainly, human activities arising from the agricultural and industrial sectors, as well as the burning of fossil fuels.
The beginning of the Industrial Revolution required the use of large amounts of mineral coal and oil as a source of energy, and with that, there was a high concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In 2016, it was estimated that the average concentration of CO2 gas in the atmosphere exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm).
With the aim of reversing the greenhouse effect, the industrial sector turned to the search for renewable energies.
Over the past few years, many forms of renewable energy have emerged. Among them, biomass stands out because of the possibility of having any non-fossil organic matter as a source, which can be used in the production of energy and fuel for industries.
Biomass, having a renewable source, is a viable alternative to replace fossil fuels with low production costs. The production process takes place through the combustion or thermochemical conversion of residues that would otherwise be discarded and could pollute the environment. Its source of raw material can be agricultural crops and various types of vegetables, vegetable oils, woody vegetables, waste from the wood industry, biodegradable urban, industrial, forestry and agricultural waste, as well as urban and industrial effluents.
An important differential of biomass, which makes it so attractive for the industrial sector, is the level of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Its production process releases similar levels of the amount of carbon that the raw material used absorbs. In this way, it maintains the balance and does not contribute to the advancement of the greenhouse effect.
Biomass can produce ethanol, biodiesel, bio-oil, biogas, biomethane, vegetable oils and natural coal. And Brazil is a country whose territory and climate favor the use of biomass, due to the areas available for agriculture, with the possibility of multiple crops throughout a single year, as well as the diversity of climate and intense solar radiation.
According to the indices released in recent years by responsible bodies, the Brazilian industry is a pioneer in relation to the use of biomass. Biomass is the energy source responsible for more than 9.3% of the electricity produced in Brazil.
Adapting the industrial sector to act in accordance with measures to prevent the greenhouse effect means working with the reduction of carbon emissions. In addition, these actions make it possible to modernize and rehabilitate industries so that they are sustainable, contributing to the advancement of technological resources.
Biomass is extremely important for the industrial sector, enabling cleaner and more environmentally correct processes, in addition to encouraging actions such as reforestation.
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