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Biomass energy is energy derived from plants or plant-derived materials. Biomass can be converted into biofuels for transportation, biopower for heat and electricity and bioproducts for making things such as plastics.
Examples of biomass energy sources include wood, ethanol derived from grains and methane gas emitted from landfills.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomass

Biomass is an industry term for getting energy by burning wood, and other organic matter. Burning biomass releases carbon emissions, around a quarter higher ...

www.reenergyholdings.com/renewable-energy/what-is-biomass

Biomass is fuel from organic materials. Biopower -- electricity produced using biomass fuel -- is renewable, sustainable and clean energy for communities.

www.nrel.gov/workingwithus/re-biomass.html

We have used biomass energy, or "bioenergy"—the energy from plants and plant -derived materials—since people began burning wood to cook food and keep ...

www.eia.gov/energyexplained/?page=biomass_home

May 16, 2017 ... Biomass contains stored energy from the sun. Plants absorb the sun's energy in a process called photosynthesis. When biomass is burned, the ...

www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/our-energy-choices/renewable-energy/how-biomass-energy-works.html

Nov 12, 2015 ... To many people, the most familiar forms of renewable energy are the wind and the sun. But biomass (plant material and animal waste) is the ...

www.eschooltoday.com/energy/renewable-energy/biomass-energy.html

What is Biomass. Biomass fuels come from things that once lived: wood products, dried vegetation, crop residues, aquatic plants and even garbage. It is known ...

www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/biomass-energy

Nov 19, 2012 ... People have used biomass energy—energy from living things—since the earliest “cave men” first made wood fires for cooking or keeping warm ...

www.energy.ca.gov/biomass

Biomass electricity is drawn from combusting or decomposing organic matter. There are about 132 waste-to-energy plants in California, with a total capacity of  ...

corporate.vattenfall.com/about-energy/renewable-energy-sources/biomass/how-it-works

May 12, 2017 ... Co-firing biomass with coal (replacing a portion of coal with biomass) is an effective method of using biomass for energy purposes and to ...