Green technologies for more than a century today have been our greatest weapons towards saving planet earth. Comprehensive environmental awareness campaigns have been launched all over the world to inform people of the different ecological benefits of using green energy. But all efforts seem to be not enough because brown energy technologies that desecrate the sanctity of the environment are still reigning supreme in the energy industry. Oil and coal still supply most of the world’s energy needs. Unfortunately, coal and oil are also the leading in the release of carbon gases into the atmosphere.
The primary reason why coal and oil are still the most widely used energy sources is because they have remained unrivaled in terms of efficiency for ages now. Efficiency has also been what held green technologies like solar power, wind power, biomass power, and hydro power back. Most green energies cannot even fully sustain a consumer’s needs. They often need additional sources as supplement to suffice. And obviously, people prefer efficient forms of energy even if they harm the environment rather than green technologies that help preserve nature but are incapable of meeting their demands.
Finally, there is a green technology that has the potential to surpass even coal and oil when it comes to efficiency. This revolutionary process is called biosphere technology. Biosphere technology involves the use of biosphere machines to convert solid wastes into energy in the form of electricity. Biosphere technology qualified as a green technology because of the fact that a biosphere machine subjects the feedstock under the biosphere gasification process inside tightly closed, oxygen limited containers thus greatly limiting the release of carbon gases into the atmosphere. The Biosphere MKV brought into the Philippines by Ronald Shane Flynn has broken records and is now recognized as the most efficient and most environment friendly technology. Its efficiency is represented by the fact than it can convert a maximum of 97% of the weight of the wastes into energy and more than 90% of the remaining by-products can be further processed to become resalable in the market. Its ecological friendliness on the other hand, is proven by the fact that during the entire waste-to-energy conversion process, only around 2% greenhouse gas emissions are produced. Biosphere technology is so environment-friendly it can even be classified as a carbon offset solution.
Biosphere technology not only prevents future air pollution, it also eliminates current land pollution because of the fact that it uses solid wastes for fuel. A single biosphere facility can convert the trash found in entire landfills into commercial electricity. Governments and organizations therefore now have one more reason to destroy waste, and that is to gain electrical power.
Biosphere technology also entails a more stable economy due to oil independence. Biosphere energy is a stand-alone form of energy, meaning it does not need to be supplemented by other forms of energy to meet the demands of consumers. Thus, a country with adequate amounts of biosphere facilities and machines no longer need to import oil to fuel their industries. The said countries then are no longer significantly affected by fluctuations in the price of oil in the global market.
Source by D. A. Ocampo