Efficiency of Biomass
Biomass is the fourth largest energy resource, after coal, oil, and natural gas.
Canada has been one of the world leaders in the development of biomass with about 6% of
its energy requirements for biomass compared to 3% for both the European countries and the United States. If Canadians used biomass wastes instead of discarding them, the wastes could
generate significant energy which reduces greenhouse gases. The
effectiveness of biomass mostly depends on the supply of organic materials. The ideal sites for biomass burners are
near lumber and large commercial farming operations, each of which create large amounts of organic waste.