Biomass and Waste Power Plants
Using Biomass to produce electricity reduces our reliance on fossil fuels, the nation's primary energy sources for electricity, and the largest contributors to air pollution and greenhouse gasses. We will eventually run out of fossil fuels.
Biomass electricity offers alternatives with many benefits:
Our supply of biomass is renewable and will not run out.
Electricity produced by biomass reduces the threat of global climate change.
Using biomass waste eliminates the need to place it in landfills.
Clearing biomass from wooded areas helps prevent forest fires.
Using by-product methane gases to produce electricity eliminates odor and reduces air pollution in surrounding areas.