Plant is an example of biomass.
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Plant is an example of biomass.

Biomass

"Biomass: Any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis, including agricultural crops and trees, wood and wood residues, plants (including aquatic plants), grasses, animal residues, municipal residues, and other residue materials."

- the Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network,
managed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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About Biomass

Converting biomass to bioenergy has significant benefits over using fossil fuels in that it is renewable and does not release additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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Biomass Case Studies

We've profiled a variety of biomass project across New York State, here on our website.

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Last updated October 8, 2015