solid biofuels

Synonyms

solid biomass

Definition

Energy resources derived from organic matter. These include wood, agricultural waste and other living-cell material that can be burned to produce heat energy. They also include algae, sewage and other organic substances that may be used to make energy through chemical processes.

Biomass, a renewable energy source, is biological material from living, or recently living organisms. Biomass is commonly plant matter grown to generate electricity or produce heat.