Bioenergy use combined with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) can deliver negative emissions, i.e. the net removal of CO2 from the atmosphere, whilst producing energy in the form of electricity, heat, gaseous and liquid fuels, according to the UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) in a new study. Some have serious doubts about the cost, viability, impacts and reliability of large scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Some also see it as a diversion from proper mitigation measures such as renewables and as just a way to allow for continued use of fossil fuels. But some environmentalists are keen on BECCS as a green option that might redeem CCS, if it works. Then again some environmentalist are unhappy with large scale biomass combustion, especially if using imported wood pellets, and so oppose BECCS.
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