Biomass is biological material that can be used as a renewable energy source. Processing biomass using anaerobic digestion generates biogas which is composed of approximately 60% methane – the principle ingredient in natural gas.
Manure from dairy cattle, hogs, chickens, and waste from crops can all be used as sources of biomass in quasar's process.
Municipal Waste Water Treatment Plant Biosolids:
At this moment, waste water treatment plants across the country are confronting necessary incinerator upgrades that could potentially cost taxpayers billions of dollars. Incinerators burn energy. quasar’s process would inexpensively address the same problem while recycling energy.
Leftover material from producing alcohol and ethanol is another source of biomass. Unlike other biofuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, quasar's biogas does not play into the “food versus fuel” debate because it is generated from organic waste.
Industrial Food Biomass:
Waste from food manufacturers is an excellent source of biomass. Adding foodwaste to quasar's process can significantly increase a plant's biogas output.