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What is clear is that not all biomass is created equal when it comes carbon neutrality. Cutting whole trees and forests for biomass is neither feasibly nor sustainable. Your guest from the Biomass Accountability Project is taking an extreme example as a reason to halt all efforts to move forward. Also, there are new densification technologies in development like torrefaction that will dramatically reduce the emissions profile of biomass burning.
The other major source of biomass is from agricultural biomass for which the carbon neutrality is not an issue. The USDA's famous billion ton study identified ag biomass as the main source for biomass to fuels.
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