Boysen2017: It’s hard to stop climate change by storing carbon from managed biomass production

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Boysen with colleagues estimate the possibilities of slowing climate change by producing biomass which is then used for long-lived products, or is burned for energy whereupon the carbon is captured and stored underground (this is called BECCS, bioenergy with carbon capture, and is heavily used in IPCC scenarios). They estimate that this would be hard to do at a large scale since it would interfere with food production and natural ecosystems. It would also require large-scale irrigation and better carbon capture technology. Read more in Earth’s Future.