Definition: Biomass fuel

Environment

Biomass fuel is any material derived from plants or animals which is deliberately burnt by humans. Wood is the most common example, but the use of animal dung and crop residues is also widespread.
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United Nations Common Database (UNCDB), based on Bruce, Nigel, Rogelio Perez-Padilla and Rachel Albalak, "Indoor air pollution in developing countries: a major environmental and public health challenge", Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 78 (9), 1078-1092, Geneva, 2000
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