Sources of Energy Used to Generate Electricity - Biomass

  1. Biomass is biological material derived from living organisms such as wood and animal waste.
  2. As a renewable energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel.
  3. Heat energy produced from the burning of biomass can be used to generate electricity.


  1. It is renewable energy.
  2. Using biomass to generate electricity can reduce the disposal of organic waste.
  3. Liquid biofuels will not pollute the air because they are lead-free and sulphur-free.


  1. Large storage space is required to store the biomass.
  2. Land utilization can be considerable. Can lead to deforestation.
  3. Overall process can be expensive