Schlagwort: BECCS

Lefvert & Grönkvist (2023): Lost in the scenarios of negative emissions: The role of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)

Adrian Lefvert, Stefan Grönkvist IN: Energy Policy, 113882,

With this policy perspective article the authors question the ongoing discussion about the use of biomass for BECCS with basis in three points: (1) under the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris agreement, all parties to the agreement will use the same guidelines to estimate emissions by sources and removals by sinks, in which the emissions and removals in connection to cultivation of biomass are accounted for in the land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector, (2) adding carbon capture to existing processes may lead to a shift in products from that process rather than an increase in biomass use, and (3) BECCS requires substantial financial incentives.


[Preprint] Wollnik et al.: Dynamics of bio-based carbon dioxide removal in Germany

Ronja Wollnik, Malgorzata Borchers, Ruben Seibert, Susanne Abel, Pierre Herrmann, Peter Elsasser, Jakob Hildebrandt, Kathleen Meisel, Pia Henning, Kai Radtke, Marco Selig, Stanislav Kazmin, Nora Szarka, Daniela Thrän,

Bio-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) encompasses a wide range of (i) natural sink enhancement concepts in agriculture and on organic soils including peatlands, and in forestry, (ii) bio-based building materials, and (iii) bioenergy production with CO2 capture and storage (BECCS), which are also expected to contribute to the German climate neutrality target. While the concepts vary in CO2 removal dynamics, long-term CO2 removal potential, in specific costs and many other factors, a common database is crucial to compare and discuss the different options. To cover this gap, the authors provide standardised factsheets with many aspects from economics, resource base and environmental impacts to social and political implications.


Seminar and networking in Brussels for permanent removals: How can BECCS contribute to your net-zero target?

7th of November; 3 p.m – 5 p.m; Stockholm Region EU Office or online

This seminar will highlight the emerging market demand for carbon removal units, discuss how permanent removals can support the achievement of net-zero targets, increase your knowledge of BECCS and place the technology in a larger European context. Meet company leaders, politicians, NGO:s and researchers who will discuss the latest in this fast-moving field. After the seminar you are invited to mingle with the participants.

Keynote speakers: Dr. Oliver Geden, Head of Research Cluster Climate Policy and Politics, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Vice-Chair, Working Group III Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Dr. Piera Patrizio, Head of Research, Science Based Targets initiativ; Dr. Fabian Levihn, Head of R&D Stockholm Exergi, Docent (reader) at the Royal Intitute of Technology, EU DG Clima expert on carbon removals


Pratama et al. (2023): Techno-economic and life cycle assessment of the integration of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage in the polygeneration system (BECCS-PS) for producing green electricity and methanol

Muhammad Raihan Pratama, Rahma Muthia, Widodo Wahyu Purwanto IN: Carb Neutrality 2, 26;

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) has the potential to produce negative emissions. This study assessed the overall energy efficiency and carbon dioxide (CO2) avoidance costs and emission footprint following the integration of BECCS with a polygeneration system (BECCS-PS) for the co-production of green electricity and methanol.


Okonkwo et al. (2023): Developing integrated direct air capture and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage systems: progress towards 2°C and 1.5°C climate goals

Eric C. Okonkwo, Ahmed AlNouss, Muhammad Shahbaz, Tareq Al-Ansari IN: Energy Conversion and Management, 296, 117687,

Only a few studies have explored the potential of using biomass as an energy source for direct air capture technology. This study aims to investigate the feasibility of meeting the energy requirements of a direct air capture unit using bioenergy. Combining these units will result in compounded negative emissions for the integrated system. The objective is to examine the thermal and electrical requirements of the two primary approaches used in direct air capture design: the liquid solvent and solid sorbent direct air capture units, and to calculate the compounded negative emissions achieved by integrating them with bioenergy. 


Zhang et al. (2023): The role of BECCS technology in achieving carbon neutrality: evidences from China’ coal power sector

Yun-Long Zhang, Jia-Ning Kang, Min Dai, Juan-Juan Hou, Lan-Cui Liu, Yi-Ming Wei, Hua Liao IN: Environment, Development and Sustainability,

Currently, many researchers focus on the contribution of BECCS technology to achieving carbon neutrality but lack consideration of the actual spatial distribution of biomass resource endowments. Taking China’s coal power sector, the largest carbon emitter, as an example, this study explores how BECCS technology can help achieve its carbon neutrality and maximize its emission reduction potential based on existing available biomass resources.


Jahanshahi et al. (2023): Development of bioenergy technologies: A scientometric analysis

Akram Jahanshahi, Myriam Lopes, Miguel Brandão, Eduardo Anselmo De Castro IN: Heliyon, 9, 9,

This study employs scientometric analysis to survey the progress of scientific development in the field of bioenergy from 1966 to 2022, using ten parameters including publication year, type of document, categories, countries, affiliations, document citations, co-authorship, author citation networks, journal citation networks, and keywords. A total of 51,905 scientific documents were collected from the Web of Science, involving more than 96,000 authors from 162 countries.


Ganeshan et al. (2023): Bioenergy with carbon capture, storage and utilization: Potential technologies to mitigate climate change

Prabakaran Ganeshan, Vigneswaran V S, Sarath C. Gowd, Rahul Mishra, Ekta Singh, Aman Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Arivalagan Pugazhendhi, Karthik Rajendran IN: Biomass and Bioenergy, 177, 106941,

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) has certain challenges and limitation which needs to be addressed to make the technology feasible. Concerns about food security, land, water use, and the possibility of large-scale implementation are critical in commercialization. The goal of this critical review is to find the impending obstacles that BECCS is facing, as well as the approaches to overcome them, while also emphasizing the advances in the field over the last decade. Detailed technology assessment is provided for a better understanding.


CO2 Energie AG, South Pole and Airfix launch largest biomass carbon removal and storage project in Switzerland, September 7, 2023

„The company CO2 Energie AG, the project developer Airfix and the climate company South Pole – with the contribution of carbon capture pioneers Carbon Impact – have started a ground-breaking project for CO₂ capture and geological storage. The project is set to become the largest of its kind in Switzerland to date with 21,800 tonnes of CO₂ to be removed over five years.“