Carbon Engineering (BECCS)

Method and Design

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) is a carbon reduction technology that offers permanent net removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. This has been termed negative carbon dioxide emissions, and offers a significant advantage over other mitigation alternatives, which only at best gives us net zero CO2 emissions. The geological storage of CO2 from biogas can create a net reduction of atmospheric CO2 due to the process of using biogas as a fuel and then transporting and storing the resultant CO2 securely underground. It has been suggested that BECCS could be applied to a wide range of biomass‐related technologies, however, to date, the combination of bioenergy and carbon capture and storage has not been proven to be a viable solution.

Progress and Future Goals

Our project hopes to understand this process better and test for ourselves the viability of BECCS as a solution to mitigate greenhouse gases. Tentatively, our project will be broken down into three main phases: building of a biogas reactor, implementation of a method that will separate CO2 from the biogas, and the creation of a small scale prototype.

Please contact the project leader Pia at pialetecia@gmail.com for more information!

 

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