Biomass

"Biomass energy generator of Dockside Green" by John Newcomb is licensed under CC BY 3.0

organic material that comes from plants and animals and is a renewable source of energy. Biomass contains stored energy from the sun. Plants absorb the sun's energy in a process called photosynthesis. When biomass is burned, the chemical energy in biomass is released as heat.

Pros

Biomass is abundant. Exists around the world as a fuel source.

Cons

It is combusted to create electricity. The process of extracting of biomass for fuel is expensive.

Real Talk

It is a renewable energy fuel source that can have a high energy density.

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