Biomass

Biomass is any organic material made from plants or animals. Domestic biomass resources include agricultural and forestry residues, municipal solid wastes, industrial wastes, and terrestrial and aquatic crops grown solely for energy purposes.

We have sectioned the biomass into three main groups:

  • Energy Crops provides information about dedicated crops for bioenergy production which include switchgrass, willow, sorghum, and corn.
  • Oil Crops covers oilseed plants, such as soybean, rapeseed, and castor, as well as algae production for biodiesel.
  • Residue & Waste Materials looks at the availability of crop residues, forestry, and other waste products for use in bioenergy production.