Living and recently living organisms make up the ingredients for biomass
Living and recently living organisms make up the ingredients for biomass. This is commonly wood and plants.
Plant matter can generate both heat and electricity, but still the most popular form of energy generation is through incineration.
Biofuel is made from biomass, and in times where oil prices are soaring, it has garnered increased attention from governing bodies.
The term biofuel covers this environmentally friendly energy source in all its forms – solid, liquid and biogas.
One of the most popular biofuels at the moment is biodiesel. This is comprised of vegetable oil, animal fats, and recycled grease.
However all forms of biomass are created with the intention of avoiding the fossil fuels, that when burnt, release harmful emissions into the atmosphere.