Biomass power is carbon neutral electricity generated from the reuse of renewable organic used wood, wood byproducts and wood residues that would otherwise be dumped in landfills, openly burned, or left as fodder for forest fires.
Biomass materials are collected straight out California’s urban areas, agricultural fields and forests and processed, chipped and transported to the nearest biomass power generating facility.
Instead of burning non-renewable fuels such as coal, petroleum and natural gas, biomass power plants convert these wood residues exclusively to produce clean, renewable electricity by efficiently combusting them in modern boilers under tightly controlled conditions.
Unlike other renewable technologies, biomass produces benefits beyond its avoidance of fossil fuel use. Biomass power contributes to air pollution reduction efforts through the avoidance of open-burning and landfill diversion, both which also produce harmful climate change gases.