biomass biomass  /ˈbaɪ ə mæs/


  1. (n) plant materials and animal waste used as fuel
  2. (n) the total mass of living matter in a given unit area


  1. Chip Somodevilla Getty Now a new study makes the case that ethanol isn't even the greenest way to use biomass as a fuel.
  2. By 2020 one-third of California's electricity will come from renewable sources like wind, biomass and the sun.
  3. Bhattacharya says 40% of the hydrogen comes from the biomass, 50% from the water and another 10% from methane.


  1. MSU planting poplars to generate biomass for power

    MSU planting poplars to generate biomass for power (AP) — Michigan State University has planted the first of six plots of poplar trees as part of an initiative to generate power from renewable sources. The 10-acre plots will grow fuel for the university's T.B. Simon Power Plant, the East Lansing school announced this month. "Through a process called torrefaction, MSU scientists can create a ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Maine biomass plants among first in world to obtain sustainable certification

    AUGUSTA – The owners of four biomass power plants in Maine, including those in Stratton and Livermore Falls, were at the State House on Thursday to announce the companies' recent certification for the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standard.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Lewiston Sun Journal

  3. Biomass to Energy (Analyst Version) - The World Market for Biomass Power Plants 2012/2013

    DUBLIN, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of the "Biomass to Energy (Analyst Version) ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "This project will help jump-start the biomass renewable energy industry here in Ohio and also serve as a model for projects throughout the US," Strickland said in a statement.
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Ted Strickland Source: Washington Post

  2. "They're into biomass. They're into nuclear reactors, offshore wind and solar," he said.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Jack Keir Source:

  3. "But in order to realise only a few percentage points more of the massive potential for wind, solar, biomass and waste into energy schemes, action across a range of challenges needs to be stepped up," he added.
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Achim Steiner Source: Nigeria Daily Independent

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