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Biomass cogeneration, Biogas plant Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: power
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

In energy domains, and particularly with bioenergies, the biomass term refers to the set of organic materials originating from living, or recently living organisms (plants including algae, animals or fungus) and which can become a source of energy through combustion (e.g. wood energy), or after methanisation (e.g. biogas) or new chemical transforms (e.g. biofuel).

Enclosed power plant

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Single block of a power plant

Plants burning solid biomass

A bio mass power plant generates electricity by burning solid bio mass. Additionally, some plants also provide heat that can be used for private housing or industrial processes.

It burns solid fuels like e.g., leftovers from wood processing, forest wood that can't be used otherwise, old wood, straw.

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Gas producing plants

Anaerobic digestion is a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen.

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Aerial view of a biogas plant

The fermenter can be mapped with building=digester.

Wood gas generator

A wood gas generator is a gasification unit which converts timber or charcoal into wood gas, a producer gas consisting of atmospheric nitrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, traces of methane, and other gases, which – after cooling and filtering – can then be used to power an internal combustion engine or for other purposes. Holzvergaser Güssing.jpg

View of a wood gas generator Güssing