Biomass Production

January 6, 2021
Biomass Production

Harvard startup seeks to increase the global use of sustainable bioenergy

By Adam Zewe, By Adam Zewe,

When people think of renewable energy, solar panels or windmills are often the first images that come to mind. Yet half of global renewable energy comes from sustainable bioenergy, according to energy policy think tank REN21.

More than 60 percent of that sustainable bioenergy is produced by burning wood pellets, but their potential as a renewable energy source remains limited. Pellets generated from vast, tropical eucalyptus forests are banned in many countries because burning them generates hazardous emissions.

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