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Biomass Fuel Heating Systems

Introduction | Biography | Project | Advisory Council

Biomass accounts for nearly 15% of world energy supplies. In industrialized countries, biomass supplies about 3%, or 8 exajoules (EJ), of total primary energy. The recent interest in converting biomass to electricity comes not only from its potential as a low-cost, indigenous supply of power, but for its potential environmental and developmental benefits. For example, biomass may be a globally important mitigation option to reduce the rate of CO2 buildup by sequestering carbon and by displacing fossil fuels.