Bioenergy News

Bioenergy is a form of renewable energy derived from organic materials, known as biomass, which includes plant and animal matter, agricultural and forestry residues, and organic waste. It can be converted into various forms of energy, such as heat, electricity, and biofuels, through processes like combustion, anaerobic digestion, and fermentation. Bioenergy is considered carbon-neutral because the carbon dioxide (CO2) released during the energy production process is roughly equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by the biomass during its growth. This makes it a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on non-renewable energy sources. Bioenergy can be utilized in diverse applications, from small-scale domestic heating to large-scale power generation and transportation fuels like biodiesel and ethanol. However, its production and use must be managed sustainably to avoid negative impacts on food security, land use, and biodiversity.