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Biomass

Definition:

The total quantity or mass of organic material produced by living organisms in a particular area, at a given time.

Source: GreenFacts

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Forests biomass refers to any biomass found in forests including trees, leaves, branches, roots. Specific types of biomass targeted for use in energy systems include: tops and branches of trees left after timber harvests, poor quality trees in managed forests, trees removed during land clearing operations, wood waste from urban areas, and wood residues produced by sawmills.

In the context of fisheries, it refers to the total weight of living organisms or total weight of a fish resource or stock.

In the context of energy, the term biomass is also often used to refer to organic materials, such as wood by-products and agricultural wastes, which can be burned to produce energy or converted into a gas and used for fuel.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Fishery - Forest - Organic

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Translation(s):

Deutsch: Biomasse
Español: Biomasa
Français: Biomasse
Nederlands: Biomassa

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