Biomass efficiency

With the example wood increasing the potential of biomass for our mobility from the present beginnings to the time with large amounts of electricity from renewable energy.

  Actual medium sized car 25 kg wood for 100km

An actual medium sized cars needs about 5 l Diesel for 100km. We reported 2005 in Güssing from an experiment to make 1 litre Diesel from 5 kg wood. So an actual car would need 25 kg wood for 100km.

  Plug in Hybrid 3,5 kg wood + 12 kWh for 100km

A Plug-in Hybrid which drives 80% in electric only mode needs only for 20% longer travels outside the electric range fuel. At only 3,5 litre Diesel/100km for the range extender, the wood usage is reduced to 3,5 kg wood/100km.

  Stretch bimass by hydrogen

At the current production method, wood provides the energy for the chemical reactions to produce the Diesel similar fuel. But it comes the time, where we have by far not enough biomass for this luxury, but electric power by solar energy more than enough.

The wood is seen only as a carbon supplier. Hydrogen is produced by solar electric power and electrolysis. Methan or Methanol for the range extender. So the necessary wood is reduced to 0.8 kg/100km. The effort to make methan from wood is in the moment unknown, provisionally estimated with 8 to 12 kWh for this 0.8 kg wood.

0.8 kg wood and 20 to 24 kWh electric power for 100km. An optimization for the demand of biomass of 1:30.

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Traffic energy and environment
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  Key questions for a future after peak oil

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Change energy source: plug-in hybrid
Since decades, our cars are using less and less fuel, but the world consume of oil goes up. Now after peak oil, we need a radical change of the energy source.

Energy usage car changing
Until now, the consumption was only measured in litres of an crude oil product. The new norm is the earth surface to produce the necessary energy.

Swap electricity oil
Even when Plug-in Hybrid cars use less than 1 litre fuel from crude oil for 100km, even this reduction is in the long run not enough. More potentail for reduction by electric power.

Stretch by hydrogen
Future vision solar electric power plentifulness. Shortage of crude oil and biomass. The logical consequence: Biomass and crude oil refined by hydrogen from solar electricity.

Methan Methanol Hydrogen
After a preselection for this 3 fuel sorts has to be evaluated which one is cheapest for the cars drivers in 20 years.

Heavy oil castling
From all vehicles are only big ships suitable for hydrogen. This is because a tank with 125,000 times more volume has only 2,500 times more surface.

Biomass evaluation
Because of new knowledge about the future energy situation, the evaluation of plant sorts for the earning of energy has to be recalculated.

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