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Biomass is often used as a renewable energy source As a renewable energy source Biomass is composed of biological material from living organisms Biomass as an energy source can either be converted into biofuel or used directly In the first sense biomass is thought to be plant matter used to generate electricity with steam turbine and gas fires or to produce heat usually by direct combustion Combustion is the process of burning a material and can often result in a chemical change An example includes tree which have been cut down in the forest yard clippings wood chips and even municipal solid waste such as leftover foods To add to this point biomass is mainly carbon oxygen and hydrogen based As said earlier biomass is obtained from wood which is then made into a fuel The largest source of energy in biomass is from wood pulping liquor or black liquor which is a waste product from processes of the pulp from paper and the paperboard industry Black liquor is the liquid remained behind after making wood pulp for paperBiomass fuel can also come from sewage sludge and animal manure Some biomass fuels are obtained from trees Due to the fact that trees are able to reproduce therefore these fuels are considered renewable Burning crop leftovers sewage or manure are all wastes that are continually generated by our population this can generate electricity and may offer environmental benefits in the form of preserving precious landfill space or may even be grown and harvested in ways that cause no environmental harmhttpenwikipediaorgwikiBiomass httpwwwseattlepicomnewsarticleOre-study-shows-downside-to-burning-biomass-2232525phphttpwwwpowerscorecardorgtechdetailcfmresourceid1
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