In order to stimulate the growth of biomass energy generation with related carbon capture in the UK during the following ten years, the government started a consultation process, the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy informs via press release.
The BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage) method uses biomass, a sustainable plant resource, to produce energy while storing the carbon produced during the process using CCUS technology.
By applying carbon capture technology, the carbon dioxide that was absorbed during the development of the biomass may subsequently be permanently removed from the environment, thus presenting the possibility of producing domestic energy with “negative emissions”—removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The consultation, which was just launched, is looking for opinions on how the government can encourage private investment to advance the growth of this emerging sector, improve Britain’s energy security, and support new job opportunities nationwide, including those in industrial clusters developing carbon capture networks.
Following the government financing of £37 million given to creative biomass energy generation projects around the UK earlier this month, a consultation was started today.
The term “biomass” refers to plant material that has been harvested responsibly and may be burned to provide energy for lighting and heating buildings. Biomass will play a significant role in the UK’s future mix of renewable energy, which is supported by the independent Climate Change Committee and is essential for guaranteeing the UK’s energy security and reducing dependency on pricey fossil fuels. 4 million houses may be powered by the renewable energy produced by biomass.
A promise to support the role of technology in removing greenhouse emissions from the environment, including the goal of removing 5 million tonnes of greenhouse gases annually from the atmosphere by 2030, was made in the Net Zero Strategy, which is why the consultation was launched today. Additionally, it expands upon the Expression of Interest for greenhouse gas abatement projects that were launched earlier this year as a component of the government’s carbon capture and storage initiative.
Power BECCS offers a considerable chance to produce negative emissions, which will be essential to balancing emissions from those of the industries that will be hardest to decarbonize, such as the agriculture and aviation sectors. Additionally, it can improve energy security and aid in the delivery of a completely carbon-free power system by 2035.
The consultation, which will last until October, will gather feedback on our initial suggestions, including the key components of the business model and the steps the government can take to facilitate the wide-scale adoption of this technology. These include measures to promote the growth of this industry and address any potential investment barriers.