Subject: Does burning biomass or letting it decompose emit the same amount of CO2?
Date: Mon Nov 15 04:01:22 2004
Posted by alan
Grade level: 4-6
School: Darmstadt American Middle School
City: Darmstadt State/Province: Hesse
Area of science: Environment & Ecology
We are interested in the concept of using biomass as a fuel. One concern is
the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted, particularly carbon dioxide. Is there
any difference in the amount of CO2 emitted by a given mass of wood depending
on whether it is burnt or whether it is metabolized by fungi, bacteria and
Re: Does burning biomass or letting it decompose emit the same amount of CO2?
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