What is Biomass? And what is Bioenergy?

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Biomass  > Bio = life; mass = matter.

Biomass is the entire set of living organisms as plants, trees, food and all living beings including us  human beings.

Biomass can generate energy by fermentation, as with anaerobic digesters.

It can also generate energy by combustion, such as wood. The energy produced by biomass is called bioenergy.

In Brazil, we produce biomass with sugar cane, palm oil and the biogas pig with waste produced by raising pigs.

In USA an onion grower is converting waste onion biomass to energy.