Photosynthesis is the name process that stores the energy from sunlight in plants. Waste such as crops, manure and garbage are all excellent sources of biomass fuel.The purpose of this essay is not to argue over the pros and cons of the role ethanol plays in the U. If that is the case, then perhaps the money is well spent. debt has steadily grown, and our children will have to pay for our debt.In 2010, oil companies were under legal mandate to blend 12 billion gallons of ethanol into the fuel supply.Despite that, we still paid those oil companies 45 cents per gallon (.4 billion in 2010) to add the ethanol to the gasoline supply. producers want to see it maintained to protect their market. Between 19 – with only a tax credit in place – ethanol usage grew at an average annual rate of 10%.Biomass has a wide array of uses such as directly as heat or to generate electricity with a steam turbine.Biomass can also be used to make methane gas, biodiesel and other biofuels. We will always have the sources of biomass such as crops, manure and garbage.This means you can spend 1/3 less every year on heating your home and after 10 or 15 years that adds up to a considerable saving Biomass is available in large quantities all over the world.Large pipelines across country borders and oceans are therefore most likely not necessary. In some areas we find that biomass projects may not be worth the price and is therefore never finished.The second piece of legislation up for expiration is an ethanol tariff that is applied to ethanol entering the U. So they again lobbied Congress to increase the amounts that oil companies were mandated to blend.Originally scheduled to blend 7.5 billion gallons of ethanol by 2012, the new schedule increased the blend amount to over 13 billion gallons of conventional (corn) ethanol by 2012 and 15 billion gallons of corn ethanol by 2015.