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Breaking down the biomass balance approach

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What is biomass balance?

The biomass balance approach is a method used to balance the use of fossil and renewable resources by substituting a portion of fossil-based inputs with sustainably sourced biomass materials, such as biofuels or organic waste.

How is it sustainable?

By incorporating renewable feedstocks, products and processes can achieve a reduced environmental impact, decrease reliance on non-renewable resources, and contribute to a more sustainable and circular economy. 

How is biomass measured?

The biomass balance approach allows for the quantification and verification of the renewable content used, often through certified systems, ensuring transparency and credibility in the claims made about the sustainability of the final products.

What are some common biomass balance feedstocks used today?

Agriculture residues
This includes crop residues left after harvesting...
Algae and microalgae
Typically cultivated for their high lipid content...
Aquatic plants
Some aquatic plants, such as water hyacinth...
Crop waste
It's common to use waste from....

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