Biomass Power

Countries can realize substantial benefits by using their biomass sources to generate power. Biomass power relies on plant-based energy to generate electricity or heat, through technologies such as direct-firing, cofiring, gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion. These technologies leverage local feedstocks and processes to deliver a more efficient energy resource that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and supports the local and national economy. Countries have employed an array of mandates, incentives, and deployment programs to accelerate the use of biomass power. This page provides access to technical resources that policymakers can use to inform the design and implementation of policies and programs to advance deployment of biomass power technologies. See also biofuels.