What if it was possible to generate electricity with NEGATIVE emissions?
Bioenergy is a renewable, flexible, low carbon source of power.
It uses high-density biomass pellets created from low value wood grown in responsibly managed working forests and left-over from lumber production.
As these forests grow they absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere cancelling out emissions from electricity generation.
Combining this with Carbon Capture, Use and Storage technology - or CCUS - takes it a step further.
CCUS captures emissions directly from power generation
And permanently stores them or converts them into products such as beer bubbles, clothes,
bioplastics cleaner concrete alternatives to metals food for agriculture and aquiculture and future fuels.
The result is Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage - or BECCS - which takes more CO2 OUT of the atmosphere than it releases, including all supply chain CO2, resulting in NEGATIVE emissions,
something the Committee on Climate Change and government say is essential for the UK to reach net-zero by 2050.
More info: drax.com/technology/negative-emissions-techniques-technologies-need-know/