|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.
- Biomass basics:
US Department of Energy Biomass FAQs
Last updated Aug. 14, 2012