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Residue and Waste Materials

Residue and waste material serve as viable and cheap forms of biomass. Types of residue and waste material include:

  • Agricultural residues - corn stover, straw, sugar cane bagasse
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Waste vegetable oil
  • Methane gas from landfills and farm muck piles
  • Forest material

Depending on the conversion process used, these types of biomass can be converted to electricity, heat, or fuel.