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 »

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Some interesting facts about calcite are that it is part of the Earth's crust and has the chemical name of calcium carbonate. Its chemical formula is CaCO3. Calcite is found in nature in many different shapes and colors ... More »

One of the most interesting facts about rhinoceroses is that they are descendants of some of the largest land animals to live on the planet. Prehistoric rhinos, called Indricotherium, stood over 17 feet tall at the shoul... More »

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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 »