As our worldAs population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what biomass energy is, its history, how we use it today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about cutting-edge biofuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, and fuels from switchgrass and algae, and technologies that allow us to turn waste into energy. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title. Innovative Technologies is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.Fossil fuel energy balance is the ratio of how much energy is needed to make ethanol versus how much energy it delivers when burned as fuel. James B. Meigs, the editor-in-chief of Popular Mechanics, points out: Corn doesna#39;t grow like aanbsp;...
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