Biomass in the change of time

Biomass is in the present seen as a supplier for energy, but this will change in the future to a supplier of raw material requiring energy for processing.



  Biomass 5 times wanted


  • The car driver wants to drive his car
  • The airline wants to fly with it
  • The home owner wants to heat the house
  • There should be electric power produced with it
  • The industry needs raw material
  • The humans want eat
When in Germany 45 million cars use 5l/100km vegetable oil and drive 15.000 km per year, then this are 337.500 km² surface. There are not once the trucls, but this is only one applicant for biomass from 6

It is possible to produce 1.8 kWh per m² maize. To produce 300 TWh, half of the German electric power usage, are 166.667 km² surface necessary, only half of Germany, but it's also only half of the electric power supply.

  Illusion Energy from biomass


Energy from biomass had been for 1 billion frugal humans, but not for 6 billion and more. To see biomass as a energy supplier is untenable nonsens. As we free ourselves more early from this illusion, all the more we will recognize what we really need for our future energy supply.

Enough photovoltaic for all the electric power necessary for the processing of the biomass to valualble final products.

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Important questions about the future, reports and possible solutions. PEGE as an independent analyst of facts and designer of long term strategies outside of short sighted populisms.




  Energy for the future


Who has energy can solve problems. Examples over methods and magnitudes for the future energy supply of mankind.

Replace crude oil by electric power
The amount of electric power to replace an unit of fossile energy can, depending on application, be complete different.


Replace crude oil by photovoltaic
From all methods to produce energy is only with photovoltaic the magnitude reachable necessary to solve the problems of humanity.


Scenarios of energy development
Description for the 4 different szenarios of photovoltaik world market development. Explanation for the increasing amount of electric power to replace 1 litre of crude oil.


Photovoltaic 30% yearly increase
Against the prognosis of the Energy Watch Group, reduction of the crude oil production to 39 million barrels a day in 2030, is a 30% increase of the photovoltaic world market not enough.


Photovoltaic world production 50% yearly plus
This szenario shows until 2020 a 50% yearly increase of production and later of 20% per year. To avoid an oil crisis would be a more fast increase better.


War economy: extreme increase of photovoltaic world production
From 2010 to 2014 radical increase of the photovoltaic world production with 200% per year until 1000 GW yearly production is reached, further extension with 10% per year.


Rationality 1992
What would be, if starting with 1992, the year I invented the GEMINI house, the photovoltaic world production would have been increased by 60% per year?


Difference 2018
The prognosis for the crude oil production in 2018 is 63 million barrel per day. How much we pay for this, how hard we are hit by a recession, decides the politic today.


Biomass wood
The wood ofen will become a luxury, instead of 4,3 kWh heat by burning, we will invest 10 kWh electric power to produce 1,65 methanol from 1 kg wood.


Dessert and dry areas
A sea water desalination system supplied by solar electric power near the shore needs for the photovoltaic only 0.8% of the surface to irrigate with 500mm water a year.


Storage of electric power
The biggest problem of photovoltaic is to bring offer and demand together. Study about possible solutions.


CO2 Carbon dioxide reduction
It is not enough to reduce the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. It is necessary to reduce the CO2 contained in the atmosphere to the amount in 1900.


5 kWh Lithium batteries per kW photovoltaic
At an fast increase of photovoltaic, it will be soon necessary to store electric power and to feed the power equable in the power grid.




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