Biomass energy is locked into organic matter. Extracting it efficiently may go a long way toward reducing our reliance on fossil fuels.
When living things die, whether plant or animal, their decomposing remains become storehouses of usable energy.
Take wood, for instance. The discovery of fire allowed people to convert wood into thermal energy (heat). Metabolic waste products like manure are also chock-full of energy that can be converted into heat. All this organic matter represents an energy resource known as biomass, which has the potential to solve a lot of the world’s energy problems.
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.