Næss et al. (2024): Bridging Quantitative and Qualitative Science for BECCS in Abandoned Croplands

Jan Sandstad Næss, Ida Marie Henriksen, Tomas Moe Skjølsvold IN: Earth’s Future 12 (3), e2023EF003849, https://doi.org/10.1029/2023EF003849

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage plays a vital role in most climate change mitigation scenarios, where a solution for sustainable near-term bioenergy expansion is to grow energy crops such as perennial grasses on recently abandoned cropland. This study combines natural science insights anchored in quantitative bioenergy modeling with qualitative social science anchored in the multi-level perspective. Using these mixed methods enables a global-to-local-to-global level assessment of near-term bioenergy recultivation opportunities for abandoned cropland. Norway is the local case.