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**Waste Residues**

Waste residues refer to the remaining substances that are left over after a primary manufacturing or consumption process. In the context of energy commodities, these residues often comprise organic materials like agricultural byproducts, forestry trimmings, or industrial biproducts such as scrap wood, sawdust, or peels, which can be converted into a source of energy, typically through processes such as combustion or anaerobic digestion. Waste residues are considered a renewable resource since they are perpetually generated through ongoing human activities. The utilization of waste residues for energy generation can support waste management initiatives while contributing to the diversification of the energy mix, improving energy security, and reducing environmental impacts associated with waste disposal and traditional energy sources.

For more information about waste residues, especially in the context of energy commodities, please visit the following websites:

1. **U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)** – The EIA provides extensive data and analysis on various energy commodities, including on the use of biomass and waste materials for energy production. Their site can offer insights into how waste residues contribute to the energy sector:

2. **The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)** – IRENA offers information on renewable energy sources, including publications and resources that discuss the role of waste residues in sustainable energy production. Their resources can give you a global perspective on policies, technology, and trends associated with energy production from waste residues:

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