Potential air quality impacts from biomass combustion

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  • Biomass features within several pathways to a low carbon economy and is an increasing source of secondary domestic heat.
  • Measurements and inventories suggest that particulate matter (PM) from biomass burning is on the increase.
  • A range of incentives that encourage the use of biomass burning for power and heat generation could have adverse air quality impacts in particular around PM and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).
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