• Question: what is biomass

    Asked by hannahtayla12 to Jack on 16 Mar 2012.
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      Jack Snape answered on 16 Mar 2012:

      Biomass is basically plants that we burn. It can be wood, or something a bit like corn … there are lots of different kinds.

      In some ways it is better than coal or oil because it is cleaner to burn (less carbon dioxide) … but you need lots of land to grow it and that land could be used to grow food. People argue about whether it is worth using biomass.