Technical Note BB11: What is biomass and bioenergy
Biomass - Biomass is the storehouse for solar energy. It takes carbon dioxide from the air and both stores carbon and releases oxygen through the process of photosynthesis.
Bioenergy - Bioenergy is an important form of renewable energy. It is any form of energy released from biomass.
Biofuel - Biofuel sources can be waste materials, such as forestry, landfill waste and whey from the dairy industry, farming residues like straw, livestock slurry, chicken litter, or it can be a crop grown specifically for the purpose of producing energy. The fuel is available in a number of forms.
A PDF of frequently asked questions about Bioenergy is also available for download here. For more information on bioenergy check out the EECA web site.