Introduction to Forest Biomass
Forests can act as carbon sinks by capturing atmospheric carbon and storing it as biomass. Forest biomass refers to plant-based materials—such as tree trunks, bark, branches, needles, and leaves. Because of the cyclic nature of the carbon cycle, energy contained in forest biomass can be captured to generate power and heat with lower emissions compared to fossil fuels.
California Biomass Energy Alliance
Gain a basic understanding of forest biomass and learn how California’s biomass residues can be put to use