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How does one calculate the wattage of a biomass fired water heater

Water has a heat capacity of 4.1814 J/g which means that 1 gram of water requires 4.1814 Joules of heat to increase 1°C. The definition of Watt is Joules / second so the formula you need is: heat ...
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How can I can sustainably use the biomass of garden weeds?

Want to agree with Sherwood Botsford's answer in that you should try to recycle the nutrients in weeds back into your soil via composting as the first priority. You might see that many weeds have ...
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What the best plant to grow on human waste and fix CO2?

Depending on the size (esp height) of your growing spacec. One of the following would work: willow (Salix spp), elephant grass (Miscanthus fuscu), or as @JChomel mentions, bamboo. Willow is ...
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What the best plant to grow on human waste and fix CO2?

Growing plants inside to consume CO2 will need a huge energy input. If your plants are indoors behind a huge window with long sun exposure, then it is ok. If you intend to provide artificial light to ...
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Biomass plants. Why do we use them?

The article you mention in the comments under the other answer describes several ways in which (at least some forms of) biomass for energy are problematic from a carbon point of view. In summary: ...
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Biomass plants. Why do we use them?

On behalf of the global MSDS (Mustard Seed Day Society) initiative, I present our answer. Before we can understand how biomass can be a viable alternative, we must first become intimate with the ...
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In what unexpected ways could human hairs be recycled or upcycled?

I have found it good to deter rabbits from eating shrubbery/gardens, sprinkled on the ground. You don't need much as it lasts a long time.
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How can I can sustainably use the biomass of garden weeds?

I place my weeds right down where I pulled them up. All stages of the plants decomposition are beneficial, not just having them ready composted and dug into the soil. The first stage of having the ...
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