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bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Alternative name(s): bioenergy in combination with carbon capture and storage

Acronym: BECCS

Definition Source References

Land-based climate change mitigation strategy involving the planting of bioenergy crops or trees, which are burned in power stations or converted to biofuels, and the released CO2 being captured for long-term underground storage in geological reservoirs.

Global assessment (1st work programme) Krause et al., 2017

A future greenhouse gas mitigation technology which produces negative carbon dioxide emissions by combining bioenergy (energy from biomass) use with geologic carbon capture and storage.

Land degradation and restoration assessment