Combustion of woody fuels to generate steam or electricity is a proven technology and is the most common biomass-to-energy process. Different types of woody fuels can typically be mixed together as a common fuel, although differing moisture content and chemical makeup can affect the overall conversion rate or efficiency of a biomass project.
Toshihisa Funabashi, in Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Power Systems, 2016. 1.3.3 Biomass. Biomass fuels generate energy from things that once lived such as wood products, dried vegetation, crop residues, aquatic plants, and even garbage. When plants lived, they used a lot of the sun's energy to make their own food (photosynthesis). They stored the foods in the plants in a