A Policy Framework for Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)
1 November 2021
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To reach the UK’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050, greenhouse gas removal (GGR) methods will be required. The government’s Net Zero Strategy includes plans for large scale deployment of technologies that burn biomass with carbon capture and storage (or BECCS). This includes removing 5 million tonnes of CO2 per year through BECCS and direct air capture by 2030.
This policy brief discusses how much BECCS capacity might be needed to deliver the government's target of net-zero emissions by 2050. It also sets out a comprehensive policy approach to demonstrate and scale up BECCS whilst managing the technical, economic and environmental risks of large-scale deployment.
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