How much electricity can organic waste produce?
Organic waste is a biodegradable material that comes from plants and animals. What if it were possible to generate electricity from naturally occurring waste? Well, it is possible! Keep reading to find out just how much electricity organic waste can produce.
Norbert Juma, Lead Editor at Everyday Power.
Up to 1000 Megawatts
Organic waste can generate electricity. This is called biomass energy. This energy is produced from decaying organisms like plants (soy, corn, wheat, etc.) and algae. They can even come from animal wastes such as fecal matter and sewage from homes.
Microorganisms act upon this organic matter, which is then followed by several heating procedures to generate thermal energy.
This thermal energy can be converted to electricity or biofuels. Biofuels, like ethanol and biodiesel, can be used to run engines and vehicles.
According to literature, biomass or organic wastes can produce up to 1000 megawatts of electricity.
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