Argentinian Government and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are in charge of a project for the Promotion of energy derived from biomass (PROBIOMASA in Spanish), which aims at increasing the production of thermal and electrical energy derived from biomass at the local, regional and national levels; among its goals, the project triggers a growing supply of clean, reliable and competitive energy, while incentivating new agroforestry opportunities, stimulating regional development and mitigating climate change.

The project has recently launched an educational kit “An exploration on energy derived from biomass” for girls and boys from 6 to 12 years old, with the purpose of disseminating and raising awareness about the production and use of renewable energy derived from biomass (especially waste ), showing energy, socioeconomic and environmental benefits and its development potential.

The kit includes a Booklet, support material and a hot air balloon trip (online dynamic), with information about biomass, the energy derived from it (renewable energy), bibliographic references and suggested activities.

“Balloon trip to biomass” is the journey of a girl and a boy, accompanied by an engineer, in which they get to play, know and learn about biomass.

To take the balloon trip and learn more about biomass, follow the link to start the journey:

http://www.probiomasa.gob.ar/cuadernillo_en/index.html

The kit, for the moment only in Spanish version, can be found at the following link:

http://www.probiomasa.gob.ar/_pdf/Material_apoyo_docente.pdf

If you are interested about the PROBIOMASA project, you can check the website here:

http://www.probiomasa.gob.ar/sitio/es/index.php#