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Types of Biomass Residues

Agricultural Biomass:

Agricultural biomass which could be used for energy production is defined as biomass residues from field agricultural crops (stalks, branches, leaves, straw, waste from pruning, etc.) and biomass from the byproducts of the processing of agricultural products (residue from cotton ginning, olive pits, fruit pits, etc.)

Biomass from Animal Waste

The potential biomass from animal waste includes primarily waste from intensive livestock operations, from poultry farms, pig farms, cattle farms and slaughterhouses. In Greece , raising of sheep, lambs and goats is done extensively, over a large area of pasture, so waste is scattered and cannot be collected to be used for energy.

Forest Biomass

Forest biomass which is used or can be used for energy purposes consists of firewood, forestry residues (from thinning and logging), material cleared from forests to protect them from forest fires, as well as byproducts from wood industries.

Municipal Waste:
The biodegradable fraction of municipal waste.