The definition of biomass boilers

The definition of “biomass boilers” refers to all boilers and plants powered by fuels of organic origin: industrial and urban waste of plant or animal origin which can no longer be used, but which can be transformed into electricity and heat.
The definition of biomass boilers
According to the directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament, biomass means “the biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues from biological origin from agriculture (including vegetal and animal substances), forestry and related industries including fisheries and aquaculture, as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste”.

The biomasses, and fuels that derive from them, represent a source of renewable energy because the carbon dioxide emitted during the combustion process is more or less the same as the one which the plants absorb during their life and release after their natural death. Therefore, the combustion of biomass does not lead to an increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, main cause of the greenhouse effect, but rather it represents an additional benefit to the environment because of the biodegradability of the substances that are burned.

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