The Chinese National Energy Administration recently announced plans to reduce coal consumption and boost development of biomass in the next five years.
They hope to reach biomass energy equivalent of 58 million of tonnes by 2020, according to the administration's 2016-2020 biomass energy development plan.
China currently produces the biomass energy equivalent of 460 million tonnes of coal however due to the lack of proper technology, the bulk of it is not utilized.
The country is promoting non-fossil energy, including biomass energy, to power its economy in a cleaner, more sustainable fashion. The government aims to lift the proportion of non-fossil energy in the energy mix to 20 percent by 2030 from the current level of around 11 percent.