Definition of biomass
1 : the amount of living matter (as in a unit area or volume of habitat)
2 : plant materials and animal waste used especially as a source of fuel
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Ice, ice baby Closer to home, the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI), scheduled to launch in 2019, will use laser technology to create 3D maps of Earth's forests and calculate their biomass, Ramos-Izquierdo said.
The bones, which make up half the biomass, are the last to decay, taking 7 years.
The daily vertical migration of plankton from the ocean depths to the surface to feed may be the largest of its kind—at least in terms of biomass.
Carbon offsets typically fund projects that reduce carbon emissions, such as wind farms, biomass energy and hydroelectric dams.
Once strictly reserved for the taps of New York City and neighboring states, the cold flow gives life to a biomass of insects and trout that has turned the region into one of the premier fly-fishing locales in the country.
Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy or green waste facility.
Wood and variations such as cord wood, wood chips and pellets are known in the industry as biomass.
Woodland Biomass Power operates a biomass facility in Woodland that generates ash in the process of producing electricity.
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Medical Definition of biomass
: the amount of living matter (as in a unit area or volume of habitat)
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