Environmental Commodities Glossary
I-REC Fuel Type Guide
I-REC Redemption by Technology (Fuel Type)
- Biomass: Organic matter that can be burned to produce heat or electricity. Biomass can be from plants, animals, or waste products and is available in either liquid or solid form.
- Biogas: Gas produced by the breakdown of organic matter in the absence of oxygen. It can be used to produce heat, electricity, or vehicle fuel.
Energy from the sun that is converted into electricity or heat.
Energy from moving water that is converted into electricity.
Energy from the wind that is converted into electricity.
Energy from the Earth’s heat that is converted into electricity or heat.
has two types: 1) Biomass and 2) Biogas