Altenergy.org - The term "biomass"
refers to organic matter that has stored energy through the process of
photosynthesis. It exists in one form as plants and may be transferred through
the food chain to animals' bodies and their wastes, all of which can be
converted for everyday human use through processes such as combustion, which
releases the carbon dioxide stored in the plant material.
Biomass Boilers - Eco Link Resources are
a leading supplier and installer of Biomass energy technology working across the
UK, meeting the demands of public sector, commercial and domestic clients. The
site has case studies of where the technology has been used and also a carbon
counter showing how much C02 has been saved through biomass technology to date.
Biomass Energy Centre - A 'one stop shop' to provide information to anyone
in the UK with an interest in biomass derived solid, liquid and gaseous fuels
and associated conversion technologies.
Biomass Energy Foundation - The
BEF was founded in 1984 by my good friend and mentor, Dr. Harry LaFontaine.
Harry built gasifiers during World War II as a cover for his nighttime
activities in the Danish Underground. When the "energy crisis" struck in 1974,
Harry gave lectures and demonstrations on gasification in many universities
around the East. He converted a Lincoln Continental stretch limo to WoodGas and
demonstrated it and lectured on gasification in many Eastern colleges.
Biomass Energy Resource Center -
The Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) is an independent, national nonprofit
organization located in Montpelier, Vermont with a Midwest office in Madison,
Wisconsin, that assists communities, colleges and universities, state and local
governments, businesses, utilities, schools, and others in making the most of
their local biomass energy resources.
California Biomass Energy Alliance - Welcome to the Web Site of the
California Biomass Energy Alliance (CBEA), an association representing 36
biomass-fueled power plants in California. CBEA members are the plant owners and
operators whose fuels come from the forestry, agricultural, and urban wood waste
sectors. Collectively, the 25 member companies represent approximately 700MW of
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's leading laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research. NREL develops renewable energy technologies to heat and cool buildings; increase efficiency in industry, light homes and offices; power cars and trucks; produce plastics, clothing, and chemicals; clean our water; and destroy toxic waste.
Resources Defense Council - Biomass - NRDC is the nation's most effective
environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million
members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than
350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.
Department of Energy - An overview of biomass energy. The mission of the
Oregon Department of Energy is to ensure Oregon has an adequate supply of
reliable and affordable energy and is safe from nuclear contamination, by
helping Oregonians save energy, develop clean energy resources, promote
renewable energy, and clean up nuclear waste.
Union of Concerned Scientists - An explanation of how biomass energy works.
To many people, the most familiar forms of renewable energy are the wind and the
sun. But biomass (plant material and animal waste) is the oldest source of
renewable energy, used since our ancestors learned the secret of fire.
U.S. Department of Energy
Biomass Program - Biomass is a clean, renewable energy source that can help
to significantly diversify transportation fuels in the United States. The
Biomass Program is helping transform the nation's renewable and abundant biomass
resources into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts, and