Biomass Energy is defined by any organic materials that can be burned and used as a source of fuel. Biomass Energy
Wood being the main source of biomass such as saw-dust or any type of waste from wood is processed to make wood-pellets and used as fuel for wood pellet boilers and stoves.
Farm waste such as cow manure is processed into biomass to form biogas. It can be used in bottled gas for gas cooking appliances. Crops such as switch-grass, corn and sugarcane are produced to form ethanol which can be used to fuel vehicles and presently are so, to great success.
Waste heat harnessed by waste-to-energy plants can generate electricity for heating buildings. Among energy sources referred to as biofuels is domestic rubbish. About 15% of municipal solid waste is burned.
Biomass can further be broken down into more specific category’s which have different types of uses. Biomass that comes from wood keeps its form and is formed into pellet size uniformity to be used for biomass heating systems and electricity.
One of the major advantages of Biomass Energy as a source of fuels is its renewable. With approximately 140 billion metric tons of biomass produced every year and growing, we could see biomass fuels replacing fossil fuels in the near future as they deplete even further increasing the demand for a cheap, efficient renewable fuel source.