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Biomass energy is creating jobs in industries like agriculture, transportation, research, and operations. Biomass used to generate power includes crop and forest residue; crops like sugar beets, willow, micanthus, and switchgrass; and farmed, fast-growing trees like poplars. To generate electricity, biomass can be burned in power plants to generate steam, digested by bacteria to create methane gas or transformed into syngas. Environmental benefits of biomass energy depends on how and where the energy is produced.
Biomass creating jobs in utilities, agriculture and research fields, among others
Notable biomass projects: Georgia company converts used beverage containers into biomass; Maryland facility turns waste into energy; Massachusetts company takes food waste from supermarkets, schools and converts it into biogas.
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