Adjective "biomass" definition and examples

(Biomass may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)mas/

Definitions and examples

noun

The total quantity or weight of organisms in a given area or volume.
  1. 'Contaminants are subsequently removed by harvesting the above-ground shoot biomass for volume reduction and storage.'
  2. 'At each time point, total biomass and chlorophyll contents of seven individual plants were quantified.'
  3. 'Biomass composition as a percentage of total biomass for three stages of development in Dionaea.'
  4. 'In contrast, later formed leaves remained smaller and total leaf biomass remained substantially reduced in the mutants.'
  5. 'Total biomass was also increased relative to controls by the end of the experiment.'
  6. 'Total plant biomass was calculated as the sum of the two.'
  7. 'I estimated colony size from the volume of the nest mound, which increases with total ant biomass.'
  8. 'The curves were added together and are shown in the right panels; the data points are the total above-ground biomass.'
  9. 'Total biomass of resident birds was always higher than that of wintering birds at Tinaja Verde.'
  10. 'Reproductive allocation is usually measured as the ratio between seed and total biomass.'
Organic matter used as a fuel, especially in a power station for the generation of electricity.
  1. 'The company now exports biomass fuel to the Netherlands and Britain for power production and the home heating market.'
  2. 'There are more efficient ways to tap into the sun's energy via biomass fuels.'
  3. 'Coal and biomass fuels are used for household cooking and heating by almost 3 billion people worldwide'
  4. 'Faced with patented technology that no one wants to eat, biotech companies are now discussing growing GM crops for biomass fuel.'
  5. 'Farmers are being offered millions of pounds worth of grants in an effort to boost production of biomass to meet renewable energy targets.'
  6. 'The company also sources and sells biomass wood fuels from other producers.'
  7. 'They are used instead for animal feed and increasingly for biomass fuel, such as ethanol.'
  8. 'In total, burning this biomass will not add to the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.'
  9. 'Nuclear power could free up more fossil and biomass fuels to use as liquid fuel for ground transportation.'
  10. 'He also sees huge potential for biomass fired electricity in the West of Ireland.'

More definitions

1. Ecology. the amount of living matter in a given habitat, expressed either as the weight of organisms per unit area or as the volume of organisms per unit volume of habitat.

2. Energy. organic matter, especially plant matter, that can be converted to fuel and is therefore regarded as a potential energy source.

More examples(as adjective)

"energies can be biomass."