Challenges to the use of BECCS as a keystone technology in pursuit of 1.5⁰C

Gough, Clair, Garcia-freites, Samira, Jones, Christopher, Mander, Sarah, Moore, Brendan, Pereira, Cristina, Röder, Mirjam, Vaughan, Naomi and Welfle, Andrew (2018). Challenges to the use of BECCS as a keystone technology in pursuit of 1.5⁰C. Global Sustainability, 1 ,

Abstract

Biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is represented in many integrated assessment models as a keystone technology in delivering the Paris Agreement on climate change. This paper explores six key challenges in relation to large scale BECCS deployment and considers ways to address these challenges. Research needs to consider how BECCS fits in the context of other mitigation approaches, how it can be accommodated within existing policy drivers and goals, identify where it fits within the wider socioeconomic landscape, and ensure that genuine net negative emissions can be delivered on a global scale.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2018.3
Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Engineering & Applied Sciences
Engineering & Applied Sciences > European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2018. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http:// creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Published Online Date: 2018-06-13
Authors: Gough, Clair
Garcia-freites, Samira
Jones, Christopher ( 0000-0003-1115-6409)
Mander, Sarah
Moore, Brendan
Pereira, Cristina
Röder, Mirjam ( 0000-0002-8021-3078)
Vaughan, Naomi
Welfle, Andrew

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