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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30.11.2020

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Canadian Biomass: A natural win: wood pellets’ role in transitioning from fossil fuels

"While wood pellets are already part of the climate solution, the future holds even more promise. Emerging technology such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) promises to use wood pellets to achieve negative GHG emissions which are mixed with a solvent and then, instead of being released to the atmosphere, are sent through a pipeline to deep underground air pockets where they are permanently stored."

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01.11.2020

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Biomass Magazine: Drax expresses support for Northern Endurance Partnership

"U.K. biomass power producer Drax Group plc has spoken out in support of the recently announced Northern Endurance Partnership, which aims to develop offshore carbon dioxide infrastructure in the North Sea. The partnership will benefit Drax’s plan to become carbon negative."

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16.10.2020

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Nikkei Asia: Carbon capture receives global push from Mitsubishi Heavy

"Japanese company says used with biomass plant, negative net emissions achievable."

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09.10.2020

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ICEF (2020): Roadmap Project on “Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS)”

ICEF (2020): Roadmap Project on “Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage (BiCRS)”. (Draft for comment).

"We introduce a new term -- biomass carbon removal and storage (BiCRS) – which we believe better describes this topic than the traditional term -- bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)."

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05.10.2020

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Haus, Johannes; et al. (2020): Increasing the efficiency of chemical looping combustion of biomass by a dual-stage fuel reactor design to reduce carbon capture costs

Haus, Johannes; Lindmüller, Lennard; Dymala, Timo; Jarolin, Kolja; Feng, Yi; Hartge, Ernst-Ulrich et al. (2020): Increasing the efficiency of chemical looping combustion of biomass by a dual-stage fuel reactor design to reduce carbon capture costs. In Mitig Adapt Strat Glob Change 25 (6), pp. 969–986. DOI: 10.1007/S11027-020-09917-2.

"This paper analyzes the capabilities of a pilot-scale chemical looping combustion plant firing wood biomass in two stages to efficiently achieve negative carbon dioxide emissions."

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31.08.2020

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European Academies’ Science Advisory Council: Emissions Trading System: Stop Perverse Climate Impact of Biomass by Radically Reforming CO2 Accounting Rules

"Several European countries who are considered leaders in climate protection owe their apparently good emission reductions to biomass. These might turn out to look quite different in the future, if carbon-accounting under the Emissions Trading System (ETS) were to be based on science and the real effects on climate. As the European Commission works on a revision of its central climate policy tool, the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council suggests a radically new standard."

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31.08.2020

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Hull Daily Mail: Drax statement after Extinction Rebellion stage protest at power station

"On a Facebook Live post on the Extinction Rebellion North site members said they hoped to “lift the lid on greenwashing and biomass”as part of their ongoing campaign against Drax Power, with protesters claiming they are the “UK’s number one polluter” and “pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes”."

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25.08.2020

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Field, John L; et al. (2020): Robust paths to net greenhouse gas mitigation and negative emissions via advanced biofuels

Field, John L.; Richard, Tom L.; Smithwick, Erica A. H.; Cai, Hao; Laser, Mark S.; LeBauer, David S. et al. (2020): Robust paths to net greenhouse gas mitigation and negative emissions via advanced biofuels. In PNAS, p. 201920877. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1920877117.

"Our assessment illustrates how deliberate land use choices support the climate performance of current-day cellulosic ethanol technology and how technological advancements and carbon capture and storage addition could produce several times the climate mitigation potential of competing land-based biological mitigation schemes."

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13.08.2020

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Scientific American: How Climate Change Strategies That Use Biomass Can Be More Realistic

"Current plans for drawing down carbon dioxide call for more trees, grasses and crop residues than Earth can spare."

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