Biomass is the world’s oldest and most efficient solar battery.
The amount of sunlight that reaches the earth’s surface during one hour is sufficient to power the entire world for a year (1). But the question is: How do we collect that energy? Sunlight disperses everywhere, shining over the whole globe, making the energy very difficult to collect in a concentrated amount.
While a tiny bit of this sunlight powers solar generators, a huge amount of this sunlight feeds trees and plants. And then these trees and plants store energy in their cells and, in effect, become solar batteries. Zilkha Biomass Energy utilizes this solar battery – this biomass – to create Zilkha Black™ Pellets; a fuel substitute for coal.