What are Biomass and Bioenergy?


Biomass is biological material derived from living or recently living organisms. In the context of producing bioenergy, it typically refers to agricultural byproducts and residues, woody waste products, and crops and microbes grown specifically for fuel.


Bioenergy is a renewable form of energy produced from biomass. Development of bioenergy could contribute to long-term environmental and economic sustainability, and help mitigate the climate impact of using fossil fuels.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bioenergy

Below are common questions about bioenergy and answers provided by the U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Click on each question to go to the answer.