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Biomass profiling of identified wood and non-wood resources in Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon, Philippines

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Jade Cassandra P. Ejem, Jessa G. Padero, Yuraya O. Palasan, Wendell D. Talampas, Gina C. Lacang

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.12( 6), 263-272, June 2018


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Biomass is a renewable and sustainable source of fuel to produce energy, and it can be developed from organic materials like wood and non-wood resources. The study sought to gather data on the annual volume production, annual waste produced and determine the amount of energy that can be generated from the selected biomass resources namely; coconut, corn, rice, sugarcane and wood in the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. The study employed a descriptive-quantitative type of research and calculates the energy generated from each identified biomass. From the gathered data, the annual waste production with the fuel equivalent of each resources and the energy generated for both provinces were calculated. Based on the results of the study, Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon have an increasing trend of production as well as the amount of energy generated for the past ten (10) years, 2000 to 2009. In 10 years (2000-2009) frame, sugarcane has the highest production in Bukidnon followed by corn, while production of wood has the lowest. Misamis Oriental on the other hand, showed the coconut production as the highest and sugarcane production as the lowest. The volume of waste produced from identified resources are directly proportional to its production and the generation of energy that is calculated, based on its calorific value showed that both provinces of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon have potential to produce sustainable alternative energy source.


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