Biomass is any organic matter, not yet transformed into mineral matter, resulting of plant growth: forest and non-forest trees, shrubs, herbs, fruit (olive, almond, etc.) among others.
Biomass is the only renewable energy that can be converted into gaseous, liquid or solid fuels by known conversion technologies. It is now possible to provide energy from biomass for the entire range of energy applications, from heating of buildings to the supply of fuel for mobile applications, including transport.
Using biomass as a renewable fuel can reduce the environmental footprint of all nations with regard to energy, and may be the solution for mitigating climate change and other environmental problems. When using the energy stored in biomass greenhouse gases are being emitted such as carbon dioxide. However, the amount released is the same as that consumed during the photosynthesis process. Thus, the biomass sources are considered neutral in respect to weather damage, derived from greenhouse effect.