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Energy produced from biomass or organic matter. Biomass may either be burned directly or converted into liquids or gaseous fuel.

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Energy; Bioenergy

Manure is organic matter used as fertilizer in agriculture. Manures contribute to the fertility of the soil by adding organic matter and nutrients, such as nitrogen that is trapped by bacteria in the ...

biomass ethanol

Energy; Bioenergy

Biomass ethanol is ethanol made from biomass which is two-carbon alcohol. Ethanol is one of the most versatile alcohols available, being used in both industrial processes, domestic processes, and ...

municipal solid waste (MSW)

Energy; Bioenergy

Total waste excluding industrial waste, agricultural waste, and sewage sludge, including durable goods, non-durable goods, containers and packaging, food wastes, yard wastes, and miscellaneous ...


Energy; Bioenergy

A biofuel used in compression-ignition (diesel) engines containing mono alkyl esters of long chain fatty acids created by transesterifying plant or animal oils with a simple alcohol (typically ...

hydrous pyrolysis

Energy; Bioenergy

A biomass refining process that mimics the zero oxygen, pressurized, hot, and aqueous conditions that created petroleum, though in a much shorter time period. The process removes the oxygen from the ...

Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) process

Energy; Bioenergy

A biomass-to-liquid (BTL) method of synthesizing hydrocarbons, specifically gasoline and diesel molecules, from syngas. Passes hydrogen and carbon monoxide over a catalyst, either cobalt or iron, at ...


Energy; Bioenergy

A bioreactor may refer to any device or system that supports a biologically active environment. In one case, a bioreactor is a vessel in which is carried out a chemical process which involves ...

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