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Biomass is biological material derived from living or recently living organisms.

As an energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel.

Conversion of biomass to biofuel can be achieved by different methods which are broadly classified into: thermal, chemical, and biochemical methods.


“Biomass is the most widely renewable energy used, and counts for about two-thirds of all the world's renewable energy applications. ”


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As technology becomes more advanced, we can use different methods that are even more energy efficient in converting, such as gasification and anaerobic decomposition of biomass to generate energy.

Oil prices have not risen as they have done in the past and little attention has been paid to biomass, mainly because too little heat is generated by the combustion of biomass and has a  low energy density.

The biomass combustion generated heat value is low, but because of low fuel prices, it is quite suitable for home, commercial and industrial heating purposes. These do not require high temperatures, so expensive fuel is not required.

Looking at the possible future potential of various renewable energy sources, biomass energy fulfils the basic requirement of future energy needs, e.g. remote areas. Biomass is the most widely renewable energy used, and counts for about two-thirds of all the world's renewable energy applications.

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  • Vast variety of source of raw materials.
  • Production technology is simple.
  • Small plant foot print.
  • The operating temperature is not high, about 5C to 35C.
  • Air pollution is minimal.



  • Proven technology that has commercial operation capability.
  • High economic efficiency - the use of waste biomass, waste disposal and recycling energy.
  • Biomass energy can be converted into conventional energy supply:
    • bio-diesel combined with commercially available diesel fuel
    • gasification system symbiosis with electricity
    • steam co-generation or combined cycle power generation system

Variety of Conversion Methods

  • Direct combustion.
  • Thermal conversion such as gasification and pyrolysis to produce synthetic oil or gas.
  • Fermentation, esterification, etc. to produce gasohol, biogas or biodiesel.
  • Biological conversion to produce hydrogen, methanol and other fuels.


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