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A biogenic substance is a substance produced by life processes. It may be either constituents, or secretions, of plants or animals. A more specific name for these substances is biomolecules.
The issue of biogenic vs. non-biogenic carbon has implications for estimating the efficiency and environmental benefits of waste-to-energy incineration processes.
- ^ Hogg, Dr. Dominic (2006) A Changing Climate for Energy from Waste? Final Report for Friends of the Earth