NEWS Electricity from biomass with carbon capture could make western U.S. carbon-​​negative

Cov­er­age of the recent paper in Nature Cli­mate Change

Gen­er­at­ing elec­tric­ity from bio­mass, such as urban waste and sustainably-​​sourced for­est and crop residues, is one strat­egy for reduc­ing green­house gas emis­sions, because it is carbon-​​neutral: it pro­duces as much car­bon as the plants suck out of the atmos­phere.  To read more, see:




Sanchez, Daniel L., Nel­son, James H., John­ston, J., Mil­eva, A., and Daniel M. Kam­men (2015) “Bio­mass Enables the Tran­si­tion to a Carbon-​​negative Power Sys­tem Across West­ern North Amer­ica”, Nature Cli­mate Change, in press. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2488


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