Biomass is the term for substances which have grown from animal or vegetable matter. Energy from biomass fuels is renewable and can make significant greenhouse gas emissions savings compared to fossil fuels. Biomass can be in the form of wood, bioenergy crops, wastes and residues, sewage gas and biomethane.


Biomass can be used for:

Heat production

Power Generation

Combined heat and power

Production of other fuels

Transport Fuels



For more detailed information and to find out more about this technology please see the REA’s Wood Heat Forum and the REA’s Biomass Power Forum.

As Biomass can be used in various other renewable technologies, other REA Member Forums may be of interest; please see the Waste to Energy Member Forum and the Green Gas Member Forum.