The generation of energy using biomass is a carbon neutral process. Why is thet?

The use of biomass for energy purposes is one of the strategies promoted by many countries to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions. Vegetal biomass is considered a renewable energy source created by a natural chemical process, photosynthesis. Through photosynthesis, plants turn carbon dioxide (CO2) into vegetal biomass. Since it is a renewable source, biomass is also considered to be carbon-neutral.

The concept of carbon neutrality consists of attributing zero greenhouse gas emissions to the use of a certain material. In the case of biomass, the concept is based on the hypothesis that the carbon released during combustion does not contribute to increasing the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, but rather is re-absorbed through the regrowth of vegetation. This absorption does not occur in the case of fossil fuels, since the time required to form them is much longer.
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