Biomass
34 definitions

Biomass
Biomass: Organic nonfossil material of biological origin constituting a renewable energy source.
Biomass

Generation of energy through the combustion of biological material to produce heat, steam, or electricity.

Biomass

The total mass of living organisms in a given area or volume; dead plant material can be included as dead biomass. Biomass burning is the burning of living and dead vegetation.

Biomass

Using enzymes and catalysts to change biological substances chemically to produce energy products. An example is digestion of organic wastes or sewage by microorganisms to produce methane.

Biomass

All of the living material in a given area; often refers to vegetation.

Biomass
"Biomass" means organic material that is available on a renewable or recurring basis, including:
Biomass
"Biomass" means agricultural-related materials including vineyard, grain or crop residues; straws; aquatic plants; and crops and trees planted for energy production.
Biomass

Biomass is any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis, including trees, plants and associated residues; plant fiber; poultry litter and other animal wastes; industrial waste; and the paper component of municipal waste.

Biomass

Total mass or amount of living organisms in a particular area or environment.

Biomass
The total amount of organic matter present in an organism, population, ecosystem or given area.
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Biomass has been defined 34 different ways in documents like U.S. Energy Information Administration Glossary of Terms, Title 33, Planning and Zoning, IPCC, 2013- Annex III-Glossary, and 7 more.

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