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Using wood biomass for energy started since creation to provide heating under harsh winter conditions. Biomass energy is still used to provide cooking fuel, heat, and electricity to many communities, homes, and industries globally. Using wood biomass for energy can help mitigate global warming effects and improve water and air quality.

Using forest-related biomass for energy has become the subject of many international mandates, such as the International protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Also, the International Energy Agency has dedicated offices that research biomass energy potentials. Many international, governmental, academic and private institutions are developing fastgrowing woody crop species for a higher yield of biomass per unit acre. Efforts are also directed toward improving machinery that can handle dispersed wood ...

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