Biomass Demands More Serious Consideration for Renewable Energy Systems

When people think of renewable energy systems, they usually think of solar or wind technologies. In some cases, hydroelectric or geothermal processes may be in the mix. Biomass is frequently not considered for a variety of reasons. However, there are compelling economic reasons why biomass should receive more serious consideration. Biomass is a renewable energy source that is derived from biological material from living, or recently living, organisms, the byproducts of organisms, and the byproducts or emissions that are the result of human activity. Biomass sources are plentiful and diverse. Sources include wood products, dried vegetation, crop residues, agricultural byproducts, aquatic plants, food wastes, organic sludge from wastewater operations, municipal solid wastes and the like.

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