|generator:source = biomass|
|Biomass cogeneration, Biogas plant|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
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In energy domains, and particularly with bioenergies, the biomass term refers to the set of organic materials originating from 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).
Other energy sources
The key generator:source=* is used to specify the kind of resource used for capturing and transforming the energy (into its transportable and reusable form).
The source of energy produced by a generator.
|nuclear||All generators converting nuclear power to another kind of energy. It can be either fission or fusion, according to generator:method=*|
|wind||Generators using wind power to produce mechanical energy or electricity.|
|hydro||Generator takes water input and produces mechanical energy or electricity|
|tidal||Generators taking tidal water input on shores and producing mechanical energy or electricity|
|geothermal||Generator converting heat from earth to steam or electricity.|
Take care when choosing the source. For example, a power generator that takes waste as its primary fuel, turns it into biogas and then burns the biogas should be tagged with generator:source=waste. If, however, this generator takes shipments of biogas that were processed from waste elsewhere (or from an other intermediate generator), then it should be tagged with generator:source=biogas.
- Renewable energy
- Nuclear energy