Biomass refers to materials derived from plants and animals. Biomass is organic material that contains relatively large volumes of stored energy, making it ideal for burning to produce energy. Biomass is considered a ren... More » Science Biology

Like most energy resources, biomass energy has the potential to do harm, especially to the environment. Harvesting biomass for energy at unsustainable rates would damage ecosystems. It can also produce harmful air pollut... More »

A biomass pyramid is a graphical representation of the comparative masses of consumers and foods at different trophic levels. The name biomass pyramid comes from the fact that the information is represented in a pyramid ... More »

Biomass is a term for materials that come from plants and animals. An example of biomass is wood. Biomass is commonly used to produce energy. More »

Biomass is another term for energy or material derived from plants and animals. It contains captured energy from living organisms. When wood, crops or manure are burned by thermal conversion, the released heat and gases ... More »

Biomass is a biological material that is an important energy source for humans. It is composed of a mixture of organic molecules including carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and alkaline earth metals. It is constantly be... More »

Some biomass is formed when animals eat plants and, through the digestion and excretion process, turn it into biomass, and the rest is formed when microorganisms eat plant material, or the plants are consumed by fire. Ei... More »