Biomass is the biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues from agriculture (including plant and animal substances), forestry and related industries, as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste as defined in the 2001 DIRECTIVE / 77 / EC.
Biomass is defined as matter that has organic (organic) origin. Practically it includes any material that comes directly or indirectly from the plant world. In particular, the term biomass means plant and forest residues (firewood, branches, straw, sawdust, olive trees, pits), animal waste (manure, waste), plants grown in energy crops for use as a source of energy , as well as municipal waste and residues from the food industry, agro-industry and the biodegradable fraction of urban waste.
- Ελληνική Εταιρεία Ανάπτυξης Βιομάζας: Hellenic Biomass Association
- The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM)