Posts about BECCS
Capturing CO2 from bioenergy applications (e.g. ethanol production or burning biomass for electricity) and subsequently sequestering that CO2 through either CCS or CCUS. The theory is that BECCS is “carbon negative” because bioenergy is theoretically “carbon neutral,” based on the idea that plants will regrow to fix the carbon that has been emitted. Many critics say this overlooks emissions from land use change and life cycle emissions.
After years of embarrassing delays and $5.3 billion in cost overruns, Southern Company has finally pulled the plug on its pioneering “clean coal” plant in Kemper County, Mississippi. The $7.5... View Article
Geoengineering Monitor has long reported on the speculative concept of “negative emissions”, together with certain favored approaches such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) – a geoengineering technique... View Article
Update to this article: The plenary of the COP 13 adopted the decision described below on Friday 9th December By Ed King (Climate Home) Draft documents suggest countries will agree to... View Article
by Fred Pearce (Thomson Reuters Foundation News) Trees offer ways to help achieve “negative emissions”, but what does that mean for forest communities? The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change... View Article
by Nika Knight (Common Dreams) A sustainable solution to the climate crisis will also work to alleviate poverty and seek climate justice, says Friends of the Earth Germany “A future... View Article