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biomass

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology, Power, Building
biomassbi‧o‧mass /ˈbaɪəʊmæs $ ˈbaɪoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  HBTP technical plant and animal matter used to provide power or energy
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biomassIn less-developed nations, power from burning biomass is also important locally.The fuel is clean burning which means the gas-cleaning system can be simple compared with systems burning a different biomass.As yet, there is no commercial gas from biomass.Circle 138 Aber Instruments displayed its new research and industrial biomass monitors.This occurs for non-woody monocotyledons of low biomass, where leaves form a constant high proportion of the total biomass.In sheer bulk of biomass, organisms without brains or even without central nervous systems far outnumber those possessing these desirable features.The techniques of converting these wastes to methane are similar to those currently under study in the pyrolysis of biomass.The model 214-2F research biomass monitor has increased sensitivity, improved long-term stability and reduced effect of gas hold-up in fermenters.
From Longman Business Dictionarybiomassbi‧o‧mass /ˈbaɪəʊmæsˈbaɪoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]MANUFACTURING plant or animal matter used to produce fuel or energyIf the ‘green’ biomass approach is taken there’s the problem of finding enough ground to grow crops for ethanol (=a type of fuel).
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