Bioenergy is made available through biomass technologies that include a range of techniques for obtaining useable energy from natural materials like crops, trees, woody wastes, grasses, or animal wastes. These materials can be converted into heat, liquid fuel (biofuels), methane (biogas), or electricity (biopower). Biomass technologies range from simply burning wood for home heating to new high-tech processes for creating ethanol from fast-growing energy crops. Thus, these technologies run the gamut from inefficient and potentially polluting to quite efficient and clean.

Some types of bioenergy - but not all - are included in New York's Clean Energy Standard. ACE NY member companies include those that are generating electricity from clean biomass combustion and from biogas from waste processing.

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