Schlagwort: BECCS

Scrubbing the Skies: Wood Harvesting and Storage with Wood Vault for Durable Carbon Sequestration: Scientific Needs and Societal Impacts

Thu, February 9, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST; hosted by Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy

Wood Harvesting and Storage (WHS) is a novel hybrid Nature-engineering method for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and semi-permanent sequestration. In this method, sustainably sourced woody biomass is buried in Wood Vault, an engineering structure designed to maintain anaerobic conditions to prevent wood decomposition. Participants will discuss the carbon sequestration potential of this approach, as well as critical questions related to monitoring and verification, and the challenges of full-carbon accounting.


Günther & Eckardt (2022): Human Rights and Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal: Potential Limits to BECCS and DACCS Deployment

Günther, Philipp, and Felix Ekardt. IN: Land 11, no. 12: 2153.

This paper aims to analyze the impact of BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) and DACCS (direct air carbon capture and storage) deployment on human rights from the methodological perspective of a legal interpretation of international law. It shows that a large-scale BECCS strategy, which inevitably requires enormous land-use changes, will most likely infringe upon the right to food, the right to water, and the right to a healthy environment.


New Report outlines conditions for success for Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

on, 69 p.

An independent High Level Panel convened by international sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future, has released a new Report outlining 30 conditions that must be met if further investment in Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) is to deliver positive outcomes for society, climate and the economy.


Valencia (2022): Techno-economic assessment of BECCS systems in power units using residual sugarcane biomass

Doctoral Dissertation by Sara Alexandra Restrepo Valencia, Universidade Estadual de Campinas,106 p.

The thesis was presented to the School of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Campinas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree of Doctor in Energy Systems Planning. This work aims to evaluate the technical-economic performance of BECCS systems in the generation of electricity using residual sugarcane biomass, in the Brazilian context.


IEAGHG Webinar: Start-Up and Shutdown Protocol for Natural Gas-Fired Power Stations with CO2 Capture

Tuesday 22 November 2022, 11:00 – 12:00 GMT

This study explores the dynamics of the start-up/shutdown processes, identifying key factors that impact CO2 capture performance and operability. The ability to maximise the CO2 capture rate during start-up and shutdown will be highly valuable as it reduces residual CO2 emissions from power plants, thus easing the need for carbon offsets from CO2 removal technologies, e.g., bioenergy with CCS, or direct air capture.


Owen et al. (2022): Who pays for BECCS and DACCS in the UK: designing equitable climate policy

Anne Owen, Josh Burke, Esin Serin IN: Climate Policy, 22:8, 1050-1068, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2022.2104793

The UK government’s net-zero commitment assumes the use of bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and direct air carbon capture and storage (DACCS). Quantifying where the costs of funding these technologies fall – and their magnitude – provides greater insight into potential fairness of future government policies. Using a microsimulation model, this study is the first to evaluate the potential distributional impacts. The authors consider the distributional incidence and magnitude on household income deciles if the costs for deploying and operating BECCS and DACCS are placed on different sectors of the economy via a range of viable policy funding options.


Schippers & Massol (2022): Unlocking CO2 infrastructure deployment: The impact of carbon removal accounting

Emma Jagu Schippers, Olivier Massol IN: Energy Policy 171, 113265,

The authors examine the interactions between carbon removal accounting (which determines financial incentives for BECCS) and optimal CO2 infrastructure deployment by asking how certification affects the feasibility of BECCS projects. The authors propose an original economic framework to explore this question and apply it to a real case study in Sweden.


Carbon Dioxide Removal Technology Roadmap: Innovation Gaps and Landscape Analysis

by Carbon Dioxide Removal Mission on

The CDR Mission released its Innovation Roadmap  and Action Plan at the Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF). The Innovation Roadmap „presents an overview of the current status, innovation needs, and research efforts in Mission Innovation (MI) Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Mission
member countries for three CDR approaches: direct air capture with storage, enhanced mineralization, and biomass with carbon removal and storage.
(…) It draws on a review of recent literature, a survey of CDR Mission members, and input from mission stakeholders and subject matter experts. Innovation needs and other potential opportunities compiled by the authors are intended for consideration and discussion by CDR Mission members.“


Pioneering the first Mass Timber Carbon Removal Methodology

„The Timber Finance Initiative, Green Canopy NODE, South Pole and Gordian Knot Strategies have created a Working Group of issue area experts to develop a globally applicable carbon credit methodology for mass timber construction. […] They are developing a globally applicable carbon credit methodology for mass timber construction in Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) GHG crediting Program. […] Verra will serve as an independent standard-setter for the methodology. A rigorous carbon methodology will help realize the value of stored carbon in mass timber construction and further clear a pathway to scale mass timber as a climate-smart building material. The final methodology will be developed by the Timber Finance Initiative and South Pole. The final methodology is anticipated in early 2023.“


Elwee (2022): Advocating afforestation, betting on BECCS: land-based negative emissions technologies (NETs) and agrarian livelihoods in the global South

Pamela Mc Elwee IN: Journal of Peasant Studies, 2022

Negative emissions technologies (NETs) for carbon dioxide removal (CDR) are increasingly important responses to achieve global climate change targets, but to date, there has been insufficient attention to land-based NETs (including afforestation, biochar, and other measures) as an agrarian challenge for the global South. This paper explores the implications of different NETs for land, labor, capital, and politics in rural spaces and contributes to articulating agrarian climate justice by demonstrating the potentially unjust implications of many NETs. The paper concludes with how these measures might be designed to be less negative for rural peoples in future implementation.