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New book explores the potential for Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage to unlock negative emissions

12 September 2018

This book aims to set out the technical and scientific parameters of delivering BECCS technologies within the wider social, economic and political context in which it sits. It will give the reader a broad understanding of the key issues and potential consequences of pursuing BECCS in a way that will support a more informed debate around its potential to unlock negative emissions.

The text contains information on the current and future opportunities and constraints for biomass energy, explores the technologies involved in BECCS systems and the performance characteristics of a variety of technical systems. In addition, the text includes an examination of the role of BECCS in climate change mitigation, carbon accounting across the supply chain and policy frameworks. The authors also offer a review of the social and ethical aspects as well as the costs and economics of BECCS. 

This important text:

  • Reveals the role BECCS could play in the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Discusses the wide variety of technical and non-technical constraints of BECCS
  • Presents the basics of biomass energy systems
  • Reviews the technical and engineering issues pertinent to BECCS
  • Explores the societal implications of BECCS systems

Written for academics and research professionals, Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) brings together in one volume the issues surrounding BECCS in an accessible and authoritative manner.

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