The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Energy Information Administration both offer information about biomass energy on their websites. On EPA.gov, visitors find information about biomass energy in A Student’s ... More »

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Biomass energy is the use of living material, generally plants, to generate energy. In the past, biomass energy generally meant burning plants. However, scientists are working on a number of new ways to harness biomass e... More »

The negative aspects of biomass energy are similar to those associated with the use of fossil fuels for generating electricity, with the exception that biomass fuels are renewable energy sources. Burning of biomass fuels... More »

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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 »

Examples of biomass include landfill gas, wood, crops, garbage and alcohol fuels. Biomass is renewable energy that comes from plants and animals. More »

The four main types of biomass fuels are wood and agricultural products, solid waste, landfill gas, and alcohol fuels. Biomass fuels make use of the energy imparted by the sun and stored in its organic matter. More »

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