Biomass is a renewable energy source, intended to replace the fossil fuels of coal, gas and oil. It’s a carbon neutral product because it only releases gas collected during the carbon cycle.
There are five main sources of biomass: food waste, wood, alcohol fuels, garbage and landfill gases. Wood is the most popular source of biomass and very popular in domestic and commercial applications such as biomass boilers.
Biomass can also be converted into biofuels and biogases, which replace oil and natural gas respectively.