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plant materials and animal waste used as fuel

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the total mass of living matter in a given unit area

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Forest biomass supply in the Southeastern United States--Implications for industrial roundwood and bioenergy production.
Biomass heating systems provide significant benefits to a community.
Biomass energy can also be pressed out from various kinds of plants like corn, sugar cane, spice trees, eucalyptus, palm oil, switch grass and sorghum.
A range of measures will be needed to meet the target--if indeed it is possible--including the conversion of power plants that were originally designed to burn coal to take biomass.
It was important that we found a partner that was able to support us in offering a whole package biomass heat solution and with HWENERGY's experience as one of the oldest non-domestic biomass heat providers in the UK they were the natural choice.
NRDC says that, practically speaking, burning whole trees for biomass energy is far from carbon-neutral, given that the carbon dioxide that trees accumulate over decades is suddenly released into the atmosphere upon combustion, just like when coal is burned.
Of the existing 40 solid-fuel biomass power plants, 23 are currently operational, eight are idle, six are nonoperational and three are the subject of restart projects.
433 megawatts of biomass plant energy by 2020 is currently Bulgaria's goal.
The term biomass is used for a large variety of products, being considered "a generic term for all forms of energy derived from the biosphere, in a non-fossil form" [Stegger at al, 2005].
But biomass energy is not the way to accomplish this end goal.
Among its most important functions has been to determine where the state's energy policy for renewable resources could be enhanced to promote thinning of overstocked forest lands and the use of slash from harvest operations to fuel biomass energy generation projects.
When completed, the project will convert the plant's remaining coal-fired unit to biomass gasification technology, allowing it to use 100 percent biomass in all three boilers.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) organised a workshop to collect feedback from stakeholders on biomass policy.
ISLAMABAD -- The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) organized a stakeholder workshop pertaining to biomass policy here on Sunday.
California is feeling the impact of closed biomass plants.