The science behind bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Negative emission technologies are now included in many of the pathways suggested by a number of climate scientists to meet the internationally agreed limit of 2°C temperature increase in global warming. Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, commonly known as BECCS is getting more and more interest as one of the potentially most viable solutions in this field, although far from being proven and commercially viable.

A timeline on the history of the scientifc debate on BECCS and its concept development  was published today by Carbon Brief, providing a useful chronological description of the key scientific facts and the people that have contributed to turning BECCS from a highly theoretical proposal, to being considered as a key negative emissions technology promoted by the IPCC.

Find the timeline here

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