Biopower is another way to use energy from biomass. Biopower plants generate electricity by burning biomass. They work much like fossil fuel power plants. The biggest difference is the fuel. Biopower plants burn agricultural and forestry waste as well as scrap from industry.
Most power plants burn fuel in giant furnaces. The furnaces boil water, which turns to steam. The steam spins a turbine. The turbine rotates a magnet around a coil of wire generating electricity.