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Carbon & GHG Glossary

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Baseline Emissions

The Greenhouse gas emissions that would occur without any form of legal or political intervention.

Below Ground Biomass

live biomass below ground level, specifically referring to course roots.


a non-petroleum-based diesel fuel made by transesterification of vegetable oil or animal fat (tallow) or synthesized from any biomass material.


solar energy stored in plant material and released when combusted in the form of biofuels.


solid, liquid, or gaseous fuels derived from relatively recently dead biological material. Biofuels can be produced from any (biological) carbon source; although, the most common sources are photosynthetic plants.


a renewable energy source (biofuel) derived from living or recently dead biological material (including trees, animal wastes, plant fiber, and associated residues). More specifically, biomass refers to plant matter grown specifically to produce electricity or other energy.

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