|The Michigan Biomass Energy Program (MBEP) focuses on thedevelopment of renewable energy derived from biomass resources. The types of energy obtained from biomass include heat, electricity, and
liquid fuels. Biomass is any organic matter which is available on a renewable basis through natural processes or as a by-product of human activity. Biomass includes: agricultural crops and crop residues, energy crops, wood and wood residues, yard waste, food and food processing waste, biosolids, and biogas.
Although MBEP attempts
to provide information on all types of biomass, much of our research and project
funding focuses on four main areas: Anaerobic Digestion, Energy Crops, Ethanol, and Biodiesel.