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Biomass

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Biomass energy plant under construction in Virginia, Minnesota. Courtesy of Virginia Public Utilities.

Biomass is organic material made from plants or animals and includes agricultural and forestry residues, municipal solid wastes, industrial wastes, and crops grown for energy purposes. Biomass is used as a renewable energy source by converting plant and animal matter to other usable forms of energy.

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Last updated Aug 14, 2012