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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

/bio·mass/ (bi´o-mas) the entire assemblage of living organisms of a particular region, considered collectively.

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.

biomass,

n the total quantity of living organisms in a particular volume of matter.

biomass

the amount or entire assemblage of living organisms of a particular region, considered collectively.
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Despite policy changes that have made the economics challenging, California has the most biomass power plants of any state.
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The biomass group submitted its report to the governor's Renewable Energy Working Group.
In addition, displacing coal with sustainably harvested biomass will also reduce net carbon dioxide emissions, contributing to the state of Wisconsin's carbon management goals.
While other countries such as Finland and certain segments within the forestry industry already use biomass as part of their energy solutions, it is practically unheard of within the realm of energy production for the Canadian public.
Biomass is any material derived from living or recently living material, including animal dung, twigs, grass, crop wastes, wood, and charcoal.
Another firm looking to establish itself in the biomass markets is Green Energy Resources, Huntington, N.
Most thermoehemical processes burn biomass into a gaseous mixture of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen.
If the money can be spent to adhere to regulations and there is still a profit margin for those in the supply chain, then biomass may indeed gain a larger share of the nation's energy market.
Green Energy Resources notes that wood biomass is the 4th largest fuel source in the world after oil, gas and coal.
A final government draft of the Biomass Nippon (Japan) strategy, obtained by Kyodo News, says the government will designate some 500 communities as model areas for intensively implementing projects to utilize biomass energy.
Demand for biomass energy and raw materials -- excluding biomass used for captive industrial applications such as process heat -- is expected to reach $2.