Biomass

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What is it? Renewable energy from plants and animals
How do we use it? fuel, electricity, biobased products
What are the different types of it? Landfill gas, wood, crops, and garbage
Where is it most used or most effective? Fuel
What are some advantages to this source? cheap, renewable, easy to convert
What are some disadvantages to this source? greenhouse gas, more energy, and biomass crops are not always available
What is the cost for a small scale (house) or large scale (city) operation?

http://lisas.de/projects/alt_energy/bio/ADVAN.HTML
http://205.254.135.24/kids/energy.cfm?page=biomass_home-basics
http://www.alternative-energy-resources.net/biomass-energy-disadvantages.html