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I loathe crowds. I especially don't like cities. A city involves biomass. And biomass gets to me.
Alan Garner

Meaning of "biomass" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BIOMASS

biomass  [ˈbaɪəʊˌmæs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BIOMASS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Biomass is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BIOMASS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

biomass

Biomass

Biomass is biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms. It most often refers to plants or plant-based materials which are specifically called lignocellulosic biomass. As an energy source, biomass can either be used directly via combustion to produce heat, or indirectly after converting it to various forms of biofuel. Conversion of biomass to biofuel can be achieved by different methods which are broadly classified into: thermal, chemical, and biochemical methods. Wood remains the largest biomass energy source to date; examples include forest residues, yard clippings, wood chips and even municipal solid waste. In the second sense, biomass includes plant or animal matter that can be converted into fibers or other industrial chemicals, including biofuels. Industrial biomass can be grown from numerous types of plants, including miscanthus, switchgrass, hemp, corn, poplar, willow, sorghum, sugarcane, bamboo, and a variety of tree species, ranging from eucalyptus to oil palm. Plant energy is produced by crops specifically grown for use as fuel that offer high biomass output per hectare with low input energy.

Definition of biomass in the English dictionary

The definition of biomass in the dictionary is the total number of living organisms in a given area, expressed in terms of living or dry weight per unit area. Other definition of biomass is vegetable matter used as a source of energy.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BIOMASS


admass
ˈædmæs
amass
əˈmæs
Athamas
ˈæθəˌmæs
camas
ˈkæmæs
camass
ˈkæmæs
childermas
ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs
eggmass
ˈɛɡˌmæs
groundmass
ˈɡraʊndˌmæs
Hallowmas
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Hallowmass
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Hamas
ˈhæmæs
Kiritimati
kəˈrɪsmæs
landmass
ˈlændˌmæs
mass
mæs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BIOMASS

biomagnetics
biomarker
biomaterial
biomathematical
biomathematics
biome
biomechanical
biomechanically
biomechanics
biomedical
biomedicine
biometeorology
biometer
biometric
biometrical
biometrically
biometrician
biometrics
biometry
biomimetic

WORDS THAT END LIKE BIOMASS

air mass
atomic mass
black mass
body mass
centre of mass
conservation of mass
critical mass
death camass
gravitational mass
in the mass
inertial mass
land mass
relative atomic mass
relative molecular mass
requiem mass
rest mass
solar mass

Synonyms and antonyms of biomass in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «biomass» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BIOMASS

Find out the translation of biomass to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of biomass from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «biomass» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

生物质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

biomasa
570 millions of speakers

English

biomass
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बायोमास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكتلة الحيوية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

биомассы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

biomassa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জৈববস্তুপুঞ্জ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

biomasse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Biomas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Biomasse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バイオマス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바이오 매스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Biomas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sinh khối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயிரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बायोमास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

biyokütle
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

biomassa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biomasa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

біомаси
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

biomasă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βιομάζα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

biomassa
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

biomassa
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

biomasse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of biomass

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BIOMASS»

The term «biomass» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.860 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BIOMASS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «biomass» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «biomass» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about biomass

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4 QUOTES WITH «BIOMASS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word biomass.
1
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Our children think our world will end. It's a tragic thing. Adults don't think that. They don't see that we are eating the planet. But we are. If you take all the biomass of vertebrates on the planet, 98% are men and their domestic animals. All the wild animals in the world make up only 2%.
2
Alan Garner
I loathe crowds. I especially don't like cities. A city involves biomass. And biomass gets to me.
3
Vinod Khosla
The winter period between September and March in this country, when land sits fallow and is subject to topsoil loss, we could be enriching the soil and growing all the biomass we need to replace imported gasoline.
4
John Shadegg
For example, in my own State of Arizona, an Israeli scientist is working with an Arizona company on a demonstration project involving a very fast-growing algae which can be used to power a biomass energy plan.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BIOMASS»

Discover the use of biomass in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to biomass and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals
The book will appeal to a broad range of energy professionals and specialists, farmers and foresters who are searching for methods of selecting, growing, and converting energy crops, entrepreneurs who are commercializing biomass energy ...
Donald L. Klass, 1998
2
The Biomass Assessment Handbook: Bioenergy for a Sustainable ...
Responding to this need, and overcoming the lack of standardized measurement and accounting procedures, this handbook provides the reader with the skills to understand the biomass resource base, the tools to assess the resource, and ...
Francisco Rosillo Calle ́, Frank Rosillo-Calle, 2012
3
Biomass: Fueling Change
Examines biomass, biogas, biofuels, and the drawbacks to using biomass as a source of energy.
Niki Walker, 2006
4
Biomass Gasification, Pyrolysis and Torrefaction: Practical ...
This book will allow professionals, such as engineers, scientists, and operating personnel of biomass gasification, pyrolysis or torrefaction plants, to gain a better comprehension of the basics of biomass conversion.
Prabir Basu, 2013
5
Energy from Biomass: A Review of Combustion and Gasification ...
However, alternative fuel resources abound in the form of agricultural and municipal waste or "biomass." This report reviews the state of the art of biomass combustion and gassification systems, their advantages and disadvantages.
Peter Quaak, Harrie Knoef, Hubert E. Stassen, 1999
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1st World Conference on Biomass for Energy and Industry: ...
The 1st World Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy and Industry, held in Sevilla in June 2000, brought together for the first time the traditional European Conference on Biomass for Energy and Industry and the Biomass ...
Spyros Kyritsis, 2001
7
Bioenergy and Biofuel from Biowastes and Biomass
This book will be valuable to researchers, instructors, senior undergraduate and graduate students, decision-makers, professionals, and others interested in the field of biofuel/bioenergy.
Samir Kumar Khanal, 2010
8
The Biomass Spectrum: A Predator-Prey Theory of Aquatic ...
Kerr and Dickie propose the development of a new ecological theory, one that can lead to a more effective remedy for the drastic effects of heavy fishing on natural communities of organisms in both marine and freshwater environments.
S. R. Kerr, L. M. Dickie, 2013
9
Biomass Conversion: The Interface of Biotechnology, ...
This book focuses on the conversion of biomass to biofuels, bioenergy and fine chemicals with the interface of biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry and materials science.
Chinnappan Baskar, Shikha Baskar, Ranjit S. Dhillon, 2012
10
Fungi and Lignocellulosic Biomass
With information on the molecular biological and genomic aspects of fungal degradation of plant cell walls to the industrial production and application of key fungal enzymes, chapters in the book cover topics such as enzymology of cellulose ...
Christian P. Kubicek, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BIOMASS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term biomass is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Straw offers 2nd paycheck to Kansas growers near biomass plant
Straw is widely used for livestock bedding, but farmers within a 100-mile radius of Abengoa's biomass plant in Hugoton have another option for ... «Topeka Capital Journal, Jul 15»
2
4 minutes with… Bill Holmberg, Chairman Emeritus, Biomass
There are millions of Americas involved in these biomass oriented areas. Certain sectors are quite profitable and have major political support. «Biobased Digest, Jul 15»
3
Ethanol, biomass plants to boost URC top line by P1.6B
UNIVERSAL Robina Corp. (URC) expects its renewable energy venture to make an annual contribution of as much as P1.6 billion to the ... «BusinessWorld Online Edition, Jul 15»
4
Grontmij converts power plant from natural gas to biomass
Grontmij, a listed consulting & engineering company with a strong European presence, has been appointed by Helsingør Utilities to convert the ... «Biomass Magazine, Jul 15»
5
Energy biomass incentives begin
To be eligible for the incentives, the biomass must be delivered to Farm Service Agency-approved biomass conversion facilities. «Agri-View, Jul 15»
6
2 solar farms and a biomass plant want to set up in Hamilton
A farm full of solar panels. Another solar farm project that involves restoring a historic building. A biomass project that would import saw dust ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
7
Biomass plant proposed for Foynes to create 60 jobs
BORD na Mona is planning to invest up to €20m and create 60 new permanent jobs by building a new smokeless fuel and biomass fuel plant ... «Limerick Leader, Jul 15»
8
Energy Department says SRS biomass plant is safe
File photo by Derrek Asberry Officials scoop the first piles of dirt Monday for the groundbreaking of Ameresco's biomass facility at SRS. Pictured ... «Aiken Standard, Jul 15»
9
Veolia operator deal for Irish on-site biomass plant
Veolia has won a €450 million ($500 million) contract to operate the largest independent biomass power plant in the Republic of Ireland over ... «Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production Magazine, Jul 15»
10
Senators ask federal agencies to recognize biomass benefits
“Many states are relying on renewable biomass to meet their energy goals, and we support the renewable biomass to create jobs and ... «Biomass Magazine, Jul 15»

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