Fossil Energy and Fossil Fuel Information

The energy that is contained inside plants and animals is known as biomass energy. This basically includes organic matter of all kinds: manure, twigs, leaves, manure and organic waste. Combustion of these biomass products helps us attain biomass energy.

Biogas energy accounts for about 1/3 of the total fuel used in India. It is used in around 90% of rural households and around 15% of urban households. It is used widely for purposes like cooking, mechanical applications, pumping, power generation and transportation. Some of the types of biomass are:

 a. Field and plantation biomass

b. Industrial biomass

c. Forest biomass

d. Urban waste biomass

e. Aquatic biomass

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