Is biomass a renewable resource?
Technically, yes, since it is composed of woody debris, algae, agricultural waste, fish guts, or other living or formerly living matter, which can be regrown and replenished.
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#1 Dec 14, 2009
Biomass is a word that denotes a set, and the members of the set can change with the winds of lobbyists. So, in some states,'biomass' includes construction and demolition debris, municipal waste and the like.
'Biomass' is being used as a marketing word to help bring back the mostly outlawed incinerators. Making a tiny bit of electricity from the fire (23% efficiency) is the avenue for the biomass investors (mostly giant trash companies) to grab our public funds for renewable energy.
The CO2 from these plants is 50-150% more than from coal plants, depending on what's burned, per MWH. When you read the word biomass, think incinerator.
Does incinerator belong in the same category as solar, wind and geothermal? Do you think we should spend our renewable energy money on incinerators? Is that the right direction?
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