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Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

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Which of the following is TRUE of Biomass Energy?

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1. What is the term used for crops that are grown for the specific purpose of being used as biomass energy?

2. Which of the following is an advantage of biomass energy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Biomass has been touted as one of the solutions to the world's increasing demand for energy and the answer to many problems associated with fossil fuels. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of different types of biomass, how they are used to generate energy and the pros and cons of biomass energy systems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of biomass
  • Types of biomass
  • How biomass works
  • The economics of biomass energy
  • Advantages of a renewable biomass energy source

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about different types of biomass energy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately explain key terms such as biofuel, co-firing and gasification
  • Making connections - use your understanding of biomass as a renewable energy to explain how it may reduce the pace of climate change
  • Critical thinking - use your understanding of biomass energy and its potential to reduce waste to examine the economic barriers to biofuels in a new light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the the pros and cons of biomass as renewable energy. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define biomass
  • Understand the advantages of biofuels
  • Define energy crop
  • Explain the challenges of tapping biomass energy sources
  • Understand the environmental impacts of biomass energy
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