What is Biomass?



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    Biomass can mean one of two things; the first being an ecological term to describe the entire mass of a living organism in a certain ecosystem. An example is a species biomass, which would be the total mass of each tree within a certain tree species for a given location. The second meaning for the word biomass is referring to biomass as an energy source. Any living (or recently living) organism can be used as a renewable energy source or even converted into a biofuel. Most commonly this is referring to plant based material, but even humans, animals, and feces can be used to create energy. The great thing about biomass as an energy source is that it is renewable and will not be depleted like fossil fuels.  

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