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ADVANTAGES
1) Biomass when used as a fuel, reduces need for fossil fuels for the production of heat, steam, and electricity for residential, industrial and agricultural use.  
2) Biomass is always available and can be produced as a renewable resource. 
3) Biomass fuel from agriculture wastes maybe a secondary product that adds value to agricultural crop.  
4) Growing Biomass crops produces oxygen and uses up carbon dioxide.  
5) The use of waste materials reduce landfill disposal and makes more space for everything else.  
6) Carbon Dioxide which is released when Biomass fuel is burned, is taken in by plants.  
7) Less money spent on foreign oil.

DISADVANTAGES  
1)      Agricultural wastes will not be available if the basic crop is no longer grown.  
2)      Additional work is needed in areas such as harvesting methods.  
3)      Land used for energy crops maybe in demand for other purposes, such as farming, conservation, housing, resort or agricultural use.  
4)      Some Biomass conversion projects are from animal wastes and are relatively small and therefore are limited.  
5)      Research is needed to reduce the costs of production of Biomass based fuels.  
6)      Is in some cases is a major cause of pollution.
 
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