A lot of things are considered biomass, humans included. Bioenergy is predominately focused on conversions associated with plants and not animals, but there are important animal sources of biomass. The important thing about plant biomass is that all plants have similar chemistry, so a chemistry that works with one type of plant biomass can at least be considered for another type of plant biomass, etc. It also means that when you look out the window, everything green you see has similar chemistry and this includes wood items we all see/use daily.
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Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30407 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
This series contains 25 short lectures, each between 10 and 15 minutes long. The content in these lectures is flexible and can be used in a variety of ways to communicate bioenergy concepts to audiences from diverse backgrounds. An important objective of this series is to present facts about bioenergy and biofuels, and use them to explore misconceptions.