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Garden State is Wasting its Waste, Should Better Utilize Biomass, Report Says

Garden State is Wasting its Waste, Should Better Utilize Biomass, Report Says

More than 4 million tons of New Jersey’s biomass -- fuel derived from organic materials like plants and waste -- could be used to produce electricity or propel transportation each year.

The bulk of the biomass (72 percent) is produced directly by the state’s population, typically in the form of municipal garbage, according to an assessment by Rutgers University’s New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

The resource, largely underutilized, could help the state achieve important policy goals, including reducing dependence on fossil fuels, improving air quality by eliminating harmful pollution from fossil fuels, and curbing greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to global climate change.

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