Biomass energy

Biomass energy is the energy produced from organic matter.

Feedstock

It is a term that describes all organic materials used to produce energy.

Conversion process

In order to produce energy, the feedstock is converted using one of a variety of processes. The most common processes are:

It is important to note that some types of feedstock are more prone to one type of conversion rather than another. The use of biomass is very contextual to the region in which it will be used, so the advantages and disadvantages of this energy source will rely directly on the type of feedstock used and the technology available.