Wednesday, October 17, 2012

[biofuelwatch] New Biofuelwatch report: "BECCS: Climate saviour or dangerous hype?"





Biofuelwatch this week has released a new report, "BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage): Climate saviour or dangerous hype?"

You can now download the report for free here 

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) is being promoted as `carbon negative', i.e. as a way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and thus keeping climate change in check.  It is one of several `biosequestration' geoengineering proposals.

The report examines the theory behind BECCS, the likely impacts should such a technology be scaled up and the technical and economic barriers.  It provides a summary of BECCS-related investments, subsidies and policies, of the links between fossil-fuel based and bioenergy-based CCS (such as proposals for CCS from power stations which burn both coal and biomass) and of the potential role of BECCS – especially of CO2 captured from ethanol fermentation – in extending oil production from partially depleted oil fields.

Best

Emilia




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