BECCS is being proposed as a way of removing billions of tonnes of
carbon every year from the atmosphere. It would involve capturing CO2
from biomass burning power plants or biofuel refineries and pumping it
The report examines the different BECCS technologies proposed, and the
role of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in this debate.
So far, the only (very small scale) BECCS projects have involved
capturing some CO2 from ethanol refining, The report looks in detail at the technical and economic viability of
the technologies involved, at the credibility of the idea that
large-scale BECCS could be carbon-negative, at the evidence regarding
the reliability of carbon storage and at the greenhouse gas impacts.