Biomass production - Harvard startup seeks to increase the global use of sustainable bioenergy

Escobar developed an industrial-scale process that removes enough chlorine to make eucalyptus wood pellets safe for international markets. (Photo provided by Javier Farago Escobar)

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When people think of renewable energy, solar panels or windmills are often the first images that come to mind.

Yet half of global renewable energy comes from sustainable bioenergy, according to energy policy think tank REN21. More than 60 percent of that sustainable bioenergy is produced by burning wood pellets, but their potential as a renewable energy source remains limited.

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Source: Harvard University

 

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