Biomass is biological material derived from plants or animals. Wood waste, for example, is often used to produce electricity. Livestock manure and peat can also be used.
 
Biomass is generally burned and the heat is used to boil water. Steam then turns the blades of a turbine which is connected to a generator to make electricity.
 
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