Climate models show warming reversal with bioenergy, carbon capture

By on July 18, 2013

New research from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden suggests that bioenergy with carbon capture and storage could help reverse global warming trends towards the middle of next century, a release from the Institute of Physics stated.

Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage is a system of reducing greenhouse gases through the use of bioenergy fuel in power plants that also can simultaneously remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Researchers used an integrated global energy system and climate model to analyze possible ramifications of using this strategy. The research shows that these measures could not only slow, but possibly reverse global temperatures in the future.

Researchers concluded that these measures implemented on a global scale could help keep temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius by 2150.

Image: Nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France (Credit: Stefan Kuhn, Wikimedia Commons)

One Comment

  1. Galiltec

    July 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I’ve been reading that carbon capture and storage is expensive, complicated and economically unsustainable. I work for a biomass feedstock company so I would like to hear a good counter argument on the matter.

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