This article, part of a site about the future of energy, introduces students to the use of biomass as an energy source. Biomass is defined, and students are presented with examples of biomass sources that can supply energy. Information is also provided about the benefits, limitations, and geographical considerations of using biomass. A sidebar offers links to other articles and information on the site that relate to biomass as an energy source. Three of these articles discuss the use of oak hulls, recycled French fry grease, and burnt switch grass as fuel. The article also provides annotated links to external materials about topics such as ethanol, biomass statistics, and the storage of excess carbon dioxide at the bottom of the ocean.


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