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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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Under this partnership we are now able to make biomass heat a realistic and attractive long-term option in the North of England, providing support for many years to come.
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In recent years, a number of attempts have been made to restart nonoperational facilities, which is significantly less expensive than building a new facility; in some cases this may be the only way to add biomass capacity since the old plant retains its original permits, and regulations make it difficult to get new permits.
Gas de France announced back in 2010 it was going to build the world's largest biomass eergy plant in Poland.
The biomass has great virtues as an energy provider, but several aspects of its origin must be clarified, as they heavily influence the biomass quality.
The reason for this medical concern is that even with the best pollution control devices, biomass energy is extremely dirty.
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This is the first time biomass gasification technology will be used to convert a coal-fired boiler at an existing base-load power plant.