Master’s thesis: Life Cycle Assessment and Economic Analysis of Carbon Sequestration Through Pyrolysis of Invasive Alien Plants

Annalie Ula-Caye van Schoor, Stellenbosch University,

This thesis considers two CCS technologies: biochar production through slow pyrolysis of invasive alien plants (IAPs), and carbon capture from an existing coal power station’s offgas (retrofitment). The main aim of the project was to compare the techno-economic feasibility and environmental impacts of carbon sequestration through biochar-from-IAPs-pyrolysis, compared to CCS from a coal power station.