In times when the amount of fossil fuels is decreasing it is necessary to focus on alternative energy sources. There are many different types of renewable energy sources - Austria has to find the best type. Biomass is together with wind power the most important alternative energy source. The purpose of this paper is to present biomass with its pros and cons and to point out the need for this energy source. The main question of this paper is:
Is it worth it to invest in the biomass market and the biomass products and bring them to market?