Trees and tall grasses that take in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere could be planted across Britain to fight global warming. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (Beis) is co-funding an £8.6 million research programme into ways of removing and storing greenhouse gases. Scientists will investigate the feasibility of planting fast-growing trees and other plants, such as elephant grass. They would be harvested and burnt in power stations fitted with systems to capture the CO2 and bury it permanently, including in depleted oil and gas fields in the North Sea.

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Published: 21 April 2017