Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society

   Biomass Fuel

Wood has been our primary source of energy for millennia. Today, firewood is still often. Since the early 1970's, technological advances along with the changes in management practices have enhanced an interest in renewable energy production, particularly with regards to biomass energy. Biomass has the potential to be one of the few energy resources that is available on demand and has a wide array of positive environmental and commercial applications. In this article, the principles of what biomass is, what it is used for and why it should be used as an energy source is examined and defined...