How Biomass energy works

Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently-living, organisms.

These can be plants, trees, animal waste and any animal- or vegetable-derived waste material. These materials are burned or broken down chemically into gas and other byproducts to generate heat and power using boilers, engines, turbines and fuel cells.

See the video below to learn more about how a school usually uses Biomass energy.