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Title: Biomass Research

URL: http://www.nrel.gov/biomass/

Abstract: Biomass is plant matter such as trees, grasses, agricultural crops or other biological material. It can be used as a solid fuel, or converted into liquid or gaseous forms, for the production of electric power, heat, chemicals, or fuels. By integrating a variety of biomass conversion processes, all of these products can be made in one facility, called a biorefinery. NREL is working to develop cost effective, environmentally friendly biomass conversion technologies to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil, improve our air quality, and support rural economies. This site provides biomass basics, biomass photos and information on biorefineries.

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Date of Publication: July 2004

Resource Type: Article/Report - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site - Research

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