With the release of the latest special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it’s time we talk frankly about Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Sequestration, known as BECCS. It is one of the key technologies many models say we will need to limit warming to 1.5℃.
|Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Sequestration, known|
as BECCS, is one of the technologies we may need to
limit warming to 1.5 degrees.
BECCS involves growing plants which remove carbon dioxide as they grow and are then burned in power stations to produce electricity. The resulting carbon dioxide from this combustion is captured and stored underground. The result is carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere.
It is the not-so-high-tech wonder many are waiting for, but it comes at a high price. It also risks delaying policies that actually reduce emissions in the first place
Read the piece from The Conversation by the Assistant Professor of Energy and Environmental Change from Leiden University, Paul Behrens - “Bioenergy carbon capture: climate snake oil or the 1.5-degree panacea?”