Earth Science: Biomass Energy
1. What is biomass energy?
a. Energy generated from the wind
b. Energy generated from plant and animal materials
c. Energy generated from a river
d. It is another name for nuclear energy
e. Energy generated from the heat of the Earth
2. Where does most of the biomass energy generated in the United States come from?
c. Vegetable oil
e. Animal fat
3. What type of biomass gas is produced when garbage rots?
a. Carbon Dioxide
4. True or False: Since biomass is considered renewable energy, it is also an infinite resource that will never run out.
5. What biofuel can be made from corn or sugar cane?
c. Natural gas
d. Fossil fuel
6. True or False: One of the advantages of biomass energy is that it is clean and good for the environment.
7. What is a drawback to using biomass energy?
a. Burning generates air pollution
b. Some biofuels release greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide
c. It uses a lot of land to grow biomass crops
d. Habitats can be destroyed when building farms to grow biomass crops
e. All of the above
8. True or False: When you buy gasoline in the United States, there could be some ethanol mixed in.
9. Methane gas can be used to create what commonly used fuel?
d. Natural gas
e. Heating oil
10. True or False: When you burn wood to generate heat in your house, you are using biomass energy.
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