The biomass market is predicted to grow based on an increased need for alternative energy sources. Although it is mainly Europe that has faced the energy crisis in the past year, the need to use biomass in the power mix is growing in the US and Asia Pacific as well. Which countries are the top consumers of biomass and how can biomass recycling process and use become more sustainable?
Biomass’s role in the energy mix: is biomass a sustainable and renewable energy source?
Biomass includes all the renewable organic material originating from plants and animals: specifically, it can be wood or wood processing wastes, waste from the agricultural industry, MSW (municipal solid waste) and finally animal manure. All this produces biogas, one of today’s most important sources of renewable energy.
Active Energy Group plc (LON:AEG) is a biomass based renewable energy business focussed on using its proprietary technology to transform low-cost or waste biomass material into renewable biomass fuels, thus creating next generation biomass products. AEG’S CoalSwitch® is a second generation biomass fuel that has been tested, and proven, to replace the traditional coal fired-power industry and existing renewable biomass industry without requiring plant modification.