Biomass is defined as all materials derived from the decomposition of living cells – excluding fossil fuels – that can produce energy. These substances can produce gas, such as methane, or can be burned to generate heat.
Québec has vast quantities of peat that could be mined cost-effectively to generate energy.
|Types of biomass energy facilities|
|Biomass-fired thermal generating station
||Biogas plants – Methanization
Solar and hydrogen are other forms of energy that are drawing a lot of interest. Although their use is limited to experimental projects for the time being, they could one day occupy an important place on the Québec energy scene.
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