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BECCS: Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage cover

BECCS: Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

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Publication #: B-1334
Date Published: 01/28/2019

Publication Author(s):
Selena Gerace
Benjamin Rashford

Description:

Bioenenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) is a form of climate change mitigation that removes carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere while also producing energy (either electricity or fuel). BECCS removes CO2 first through the production of bioenergy crops, which absorb CO2 out of the air during photosynthesis. The CO2 emitted when these crops are harvested and transformed into energy is then captured and injected into geologic formations underground for permanent storage. This could—depending on how and where bioenergy crops are grown and transported—result in more CO2 being removed from the atmosphere than is released, which is referred to as negative emissions.


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