21.12.2020

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Argus Media: UK’s CCC advises BECCS, domestic biomass supply

"Carbon capture and storage (CCS) — particularly when used with bioenergy (BECCS) — is essential for the UK to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the UK government's advisory Climate Change Committee (CCC) said today in its sixth carbon budget."

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18.12.2020

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Global Newswire: Vow ASA : A breakthrough solution in the fight against climate change

"Vow ASA´s pyrolysis technology converts sludge, organic waste, and other types of biomass into biocarbon and biogas."

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18.12.2020

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Canadian Biomass: Wood pellets: the gateway to innovation for BC’s bioenergy sector

"As a clean, renewable and responsible source of fibre, wood pellets are the gateway to the future of innovation in B.C.’s bioenergy sector."

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16.12.2020

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Biomass Magazine: UK white paper says BECCS, RNG will help meet net zero goal

"The U.K. government on Dec. 14 published a white paper that describes how the country will clean up its energy system and reach net zero emissions by 2050. Bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and renewable natural gas (RNG) will play an integral role in reaching that goal."

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09.12.2020

# New Publications

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Fridahl, Mathias; et al. (2020): Mapping Multi-Level Policy Incentives for Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage in Sweden

Fridahl, Mathias; Bellamy, Rob; Hansson, Anders; Haikola, Simon (2020): Mapping Multi-Level Policy Incentives for Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage in Sweden. In Front. Clim. 2. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2020.604787.

"The paper asks to what extent and how existing UN, EU, and Swedish climate policy instruments incentivize BECCS research, development, demonstration, and deployment in Sweden. The analysis is followed by a tentative discussion of needs for policy reform to improve the effectiveness of climate policy in delivering BECCS."

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25.11.2020

# Political Papers

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Fajardy, M.; et al. (2020): The economics of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) deployment in a 1.5°C or 2°C world

Fajardy, M., J. Morris, A. Gurgel, H. Herzog, N. MacDowell, S. Paltsev (2020): The economics of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) deployment in a 1.5°C or 2°C world. Joint Program Report Series Report 345. (http://globalchange.mit.edu/publication/17489).

"Here we focus on quantifying the potential scale of BECCS and its impact on the economy, taking into account technology and economic considerations, but excluding sustainability and political aspects."

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23.11.2020

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Bellamy, Rob; et al. (2021): Incentivising bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) responsibly: Comparing stakeholder policy preferences in the United Kingdom and Sweden

Bellamy, Rob; Fridahl, Mathias; Lezaun, Javier; Palmer, James; Rodriguez, Emily; Lefvert, Adrian et al. (2021): Incentivising bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) responsibly: Comparing stakeholder policy preferences in the United Kingdom and Sweden. In Environmental Science & Policy 116, pp. 47–55. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.022.

"In this paper, we contend that BECCS must be incentivised responsibly, through policy-making processes which account for diverse and geographically varying societal values and interests. More specifically, we make the case for responsible incentivisation by undertaking a comparative analysis of stakeholder attitudes to four idealised policy scenarios for BECCS, including representatives of government, business, nongovernmental and academic communities, in the UK and Sweden."

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12.11.2020

# New Publications

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DeLisi, Charles; et al. (2020): The Role of Synthetic Biology in Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Prospects and Challenges

DeLisi, Charles; Patrinos, Aristides; MacCracken, Michael; Drell, Dan; Annas, George; Arkin, Adam et al. (2020): The Role of Synthetic Biology in Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Reduction: Prospects and Challenges. In BioDesign Research 2020, pp. 1–8. DOI: 10.34133/2020/1016207.

"The long atmospheric residence time of CO2 creates an urgent need to add atmospheric carbon drawdown to CO2 regulatory strategies. Synthetic and systems biology (SSB), which enables manipulation of cellular phenotypes, offers a powerful approach to amplifying and adding new possibilities to current land management practices aimed at reducing atmospheric carbon."

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04.11.2020

# New Publications

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Rosa, Lorenzo; et al. (2020): The water footprint of carbon capture and storage technologies

Rosa, Lorenzo; Sanchez, Daniel L.; Realmonte, Giulia; Baldocchi, Dennis; D'Odorico, Paolo (2020): The water footprint of carbon capture and storage technologies. In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, p. 110511. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2020.110511.

"This study presents the water footprints (m3 water per tonne CO2 captured) of four prominent CCS technologies: Post-combustion CCS, Pre-combustion CCS, Direct Air CCS, and Bioenergy with CCS. Depending on technology, the water footprint of CCS ranges from 0.74 to 575 m3 H2O/tonne CO2."

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22.10.2020

# New Publications

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Rodriguez, Emily; et al. (2020): Tensions in the energy transition: Swedish and Finnish company perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Rodriguez, Emily; Lefvert, Adrian; Fridahl, Mathias; Grönkvist, Stefan; Haikola, Simon; Hansson, Anders (2020): Tensions in the energy transition: Swedish and Finnish company perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In Journal of Cleaner Production, p. 124527. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124527.

"In the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, Sweden and Finland reported 64% and 51% biogenic emissions, respectively, in facilities emitting over 100 kt of carbon dioxide in 2017, while the corresponding collective figure for all European states in the database is 6%. This qualitative study highlights company actors’ perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage within a Nordic regional context and explores their perspective on emerging tensions in the energy transition."

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