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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Find alternative ways to dispose of landscape debris like chipping or hauling it to a biomass energy or green waste facility.
One of the leading companies exploring ethanol from biomass is Novozymes, which is developing an enzyme that turns corn stovers, wood chips, switchgrass and other agricultural waste into glucose sugar that can be converted into ethanol.
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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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