29.06.2020

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Current News: Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage pilot to launch at Drax Power Station

"A pilot bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project is to take place in a partnership between Drax and Mistubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHI)."

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22.06.2020

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Bioenergy International: Stockholm Exergi sets target to be "climate-positive" by 2025

"In Sweden, the Board of Directors of energy utility Stockholm Exergi AB has decided on a new sustainability objective: the business will be climate positive by 2025. The new goal can make Stockholm the world's first climate-positive capital.
"We are investing in technologies that create negative emissions, also known as carbon sinks. We have plans for a large-scale biochar plant, and above all, we see the potential of BECCS", says Anders Egelrud, CEO of Stockholm Exergi."

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22.06.2020

# Political Papers

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IEA Bioenergy (2020): Deployment of BECCS/U value chains

IEA Bioenergy (2020): Deployment of BECCS/U value chains. Technological pathways, policy options and business models. With assistance of Olle Olsson, Christian Bang, Malgorzata Borchers, Alena Hahn, Hannu Karjunen, Daniela Thrän, Tero Tynjälä.

"This report focuses on the potential and challenges associated with deploying BECCS systems and value chains in the near to medium term. It provides a brief overview of different technological options for capture, transport and storage of CO2, and offers insights into how BECCS business models could be set up. Furthermore the role of public policy in this setting is discussed, and how bioenergy with carbon capture and utilization (BECCU) could play a role in enabling BECCS deployment."

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23.05.2020

# New Publications

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Waller, Laurie; et al. 2020: “Contested Framings of Greenhouse Gas Removal and Its Feasibility: Social and Political Dimensions.”

Waller, Laurie, Tim Rayner, Jason Chilvers, Clair Amanda Gough, Irene Lorenzoni, Andrew Jordan, and Naomi Vaughan. 2020: “Contested Framings of Greenhouse Gas Removal and Its Feasibility: Social and Political Dimensions.” WIREs Climate Change, May. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.649.

"‌We conduct one of the first reviews of the international peer‐reviewed literature pertaining to the social and political dimensions of large‐scale GGR, with a specific focus on two predominant approaches: Biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) and afforestation/reforestation (AR). "

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06.05.2020

# New Publications

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Forster, Johanna; et al. 2020: “Mapping Feasibilities of Greenhouse Gas Removal: Key Issues, Gaps and Opening up Assessments.”

Forster, Johanna, Naomi E. Vaughan, Clair Gough, Irene Lorenzoni, and Jason Chilvers. 2020: “Mapping Feasibilities of Greenhouse Gas Removal: Key Issues, Gaps and Opening up Assessments.” Global Environmental Change 63 (July 2020): 102073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102073.

‌"Here, we present one of the first studies to elicit perspectives through an expert mapping process to open up and broaden the discussion around feasibility of afforestation and BECCS. Our stakeholders included business and industry, non-governmental organisations and policy makers, spanning expertise in bioenergy, forestry, CCS and climate change."

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06.05.2020

# New Publications

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Workman, Mark; et al. 2020: “Decision Making in Contexts of Deep Uncertainty - An Alternative Approach for Long-Term Climate Policy.”

Workman, Mark, Kate Dooley, Guy Lomax, James Maltby, and Geoff Darch. 2020: “Decision Making in Contexts of Deep Uncertainty - An Alternative Approach for Long-Term Climate Policy.” Environmental Science & Policy 103 (January 2020): 77–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.10.002.

‌"Here, we critically examine both the use of BECCS in mitigation scenarios and the decision making philosophy underlying the use of integrated assessment modelling to inform climate policy."

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10.04.2020

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Drax: The UK needs BECCS to reach net zero – here’s why

"Why experts think bioenergy with carbon capture and storage will be an essential part of the energy system"

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02.04.2020

# New Publications

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Favero, Alice; et al. 2020: “Forests: Carbon Sequestration, Biomass Energy, or Both?”

Favero, Alice, Adam Daigneault, and Brent Sohngen. 2020: “Forests: Carbon Sequestration, Biomass Energy, or Both?” Science Advances 6 (13): eaay6792. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aay6792.

"There is a continuing debate over the role that woody bioenergy plays in climate mitigation. This paper clarifies this controversy and illustrates the impacts of woody biomass demand on forest harvests, prices, timber management investments and intensity, forest area, and the resulting carbon balance under different climate mitigation policies."

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23.03.2020

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Worldward: Why Clean Up is our Moral Duty

"Every good parent teaches their children that if they make a mess, its their responsibility to clean it up. So why aren't we taking this simple idea seriously when it comes to the climate crisis?"

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19.03.2020

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Current News: Current± Chats: Drax's Will Gardiner on ending coal generation and the potential for providing inertia

"Drax CEO Will Gardiner spoke to Current± about why ending coal made sense, what will happen to the remaining units post-2022 and how bioenergy alongside carbon capture and storage (BECCS) fits into the future energy mix."

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