What is Biomass Renewable Energy?
Biomass energy is a source of renewable energy generated from organic materials. When we talk about “biomass,” we refer to all of the natural elements, plant, and animal, that we use to make renewable energy, including:
- Wood and wood processing wastes
- Crops and waste materials
- Organics like food, yard, and wood waste
- Animal manure and human sewage
Examples of biomass energy can include the conversion of animal manure and human sewage to biogas, which can be burned as fuel. The transformation of food, yard, and wood waste to generate electricity or, in a separate process, convert to liquid biogas, s also considered biomass energy.
“Biomass fuels provided about 5% of total primary energy use in the United States in 2017,” according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. “Of that 5%, about 47% was from biofuels (mainly ethanol), 44% was from wood and wood-derived biomass, and 10% was from the biomass in municipal waste.”
Eco Partners works with its customers to divert food and organics waste from landfills using natural waste management methods like composting and anaerobic digestion.
Our biomass renewable energy services offer a broad range of benefits for your firm—and the environment.
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