Organic, non-fossil material that is available on a renewable basis. Biomass includes all biological organisms, dead or alive, and their metabolic by products, that have not been transformed by geological processes into substances such as coal or petroleum. Examples of biomass are forest and mill residues, agricultural crops and wastes, wood and wood wastes, animal wastes, livestock operation residues, aquatic plants, and municipal and industrial wastes.


2 Responses to “Biomass”
  1. Austria Leading the Way in Biomass

    Amazingly, the Financial Times reports that Austria is producing an astonishing 70 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. (Article requires subscription to read). Biomass accounts for 11.2 percent of the total energy supply, and 21 percent …

  2. RBW says:

    Good definition.
    Suggest modifying to “… and SOME municipal and industrial wastes”. (glass, metals, most plastics, petroleum product residues, etc. are not biomass)

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