In January 2021, an Innovation for Cool Earth Forum roadmap introduced a new term: Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage, or BiCRS. The term describes a range of processes that use plants and algae to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store that CO2 underground or in long-lived products. These processes have the potential to contribute to the vital goal of reaching net-zero emissions globally by mid-century. Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, or BECCS, has been part of the global climate dialogue for decades, but biomass can also be used for carbon removal without energy production.
Join our expert speakers and panellists for an interactive webinar on BiCRS, on Wednesday 16 June 2021, hosted by the Clean Energy Ministerial CCUS Initiative in collaboration with the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum.
Agenda and speakers: (all times Central European Summer Time)
14:00 Welcome by CEM CCUS Initiative
14:05 Introduction by Innovation for Cool Earth Forum | Nobuo Tanaka, Special Advisor, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, former Executive Director, IEA
14:15 Biomass Carbon Removal and Storage concept | David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University | Julio Friedmann, Senior Research Scholar, Center for Global Energy Policy, Columbia University | Roger Aines, Energy Program Chief Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
14:40 Discussion and Q&A
15:00 End of webinar