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Biomass and waste electricity net generation

(billion kilowatthours)

The United States of America is the top country by biomass electricity net generation in the world. As of 2016, biomass electricity net generation in the United States of America was 77 billion kilowatthours that accounts for 13.56 % of the world's biomass electricity net generation. The top 5 countries (others are China, Germany, Brazil, and India) account for 53.87 % of it. The world's total biomass electricity net generation was estimated at 568 billion kilowatthours in 2016.

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What is biomass electricity net generation?

The amount of gross generation less the electrical energy consumed at the generating station(s) for station service or auxiliaries. Electricity required for pumping at pumped-storage plants is regarded as electricity for station service and is deducted from gross generation. Biomass is an organic non-fossil material of biological origin constituting a renewable energy source.