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A sustainability framework for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technologies

Nasim Pour, Paul A Webley, Peter J Cook, T Dixon (ed.), L Laloui (ed.), S Twinning (ed.)

Energy Procedia | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2017

Abstract

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) involves the conversion of biomass to energy, producing CO2 which is sequestered, transported and then permanently stored in a suitable geological formation. Thus, a negative flow of CO2 from the atmosphere to the subsurface is established. The potential of BECCS to remove CO2 from the atmosphere (in addition to generating energy) makes it an attractive approach to help achieving the ambitious global warming targets of COP 21. BECCS has a range of variables such as the type of biomass resource, the conversion technology, the CO2capture process used and storage options. Each of the pathways to connect these options has its own environmental, e..

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