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biomass

 [bi´o-mas]
the entire assemblage of living organisms of a particular region, considered collectively.

bi·o·mass

(bī'ō-mas),
The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.

biomass

(bī′ō-măs′)
n.
1. The total mass of living matter within a given unit of environmental area.
2. Plant material, vegetation, or agricultural waste used as a fuel or energy source.

biomass

Ecology
The mass of organic material produced by living organisms.

Industry
A popular term for plants which can be converted into fuel.

bi·o·mass

(bī'ō-mas)
The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.

biomass

the total mass of organisms in a given ENVIRONMENT or at a certain TROPHIC LEVEL. It is measured as either live or DRY WEIGHT (mass) per unit area, and the alternative used should be stated.

bi·o·mass

(bī'ō-mas)
The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.
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Under the policy component of this project, UNIDO provided technical assistance for the development of concrete policy recommendations for policies and regulations relevant to the promotion of modern biomass technologies for both existing and future policy regimes.
Numerous researchers report that the synergy between coal and biomass results in an increase in gaseous compositions, gasification efficiency and char reactivity while decreasing the release of tar [21-26].
There are four primary components to woody biomass: manufacturing residues like woodchips, sawdust, and bark from lumber milling operations; post-consumer waste, such as leftovers from construction and demolition; urban and agricultural wood waste from tree trimming; and logging operations.
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As the price of power from new solar installations has dropped -- it's now in the range of 3 to 5 cents per kilowatt-hour less than what biomass plants can offer -- utilities have little incentive to renew contracts with existing biomass power plants on terms that will allow the plants to stay open.
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water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, electrical conductivity, sodium, potassium, light penetration, total ammonia, total alkalinity, total hardness, phosphates, nitrates, chlorides and dry weights of planktonic biomass of both ponds were monitored, fortnightly.
Since there are pathophysiological differences in tobacco smoke-induced and biomass smoke-induced COPD, we aimed to find whether the prevalence of various comorbidities among these two groups also differ.
The special issue on the biomass materials for metallurgical applications is dedicated to the recent advances in the characterisation, processing, and utilisation of biomass materials for metallurgical operations.