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Bioenergy and Biofuels

in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780190622664
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622664
Bioenergy and Biofuels

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Biomass historically was the main source of energy until the beginning the twentieth century, when fossil fuels began to ascend. Biomass still remains the primary energy source for most of the world’s poor; it is not a transition energy source but is increasingly used in both rich and poor countries in household (ranging from three-stone cooking stoves to small ovens and boilers) and industrial applications for heat, electricity, and/or transport fuels.

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Subjects: Science and Mathematics

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