Webinar: Using Bioenergy CCS (BECCS) to Deliver Negative Emissions

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Natural gas is the largest fuel type in UK energy generation. A significant majority of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants in the UK are currently fuelled by natural gas (72% of fuel input, representing 8.5% of all UK gas demand). Modelling undertaken by BEIS of the impact of new natural gas CHP plants on the UK electricity market concluded that from 2032, unabated natural gas CHP would begin to displace an increasing proportion of low carbon generation, effectively raising carbon emissions and jeopardising the achievement of carbon budget targets.

The decarbonisation of CHP sites is therefore becoming increasingly urgent.

Fuel switching to biomass energy combined with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is an attractive option for CHP plants, and offers an opportunity for sites to access the negative emission market. The use of negative emission technologies (NETs) such as BECCS is considered essential if the UK is to meet its net zero target by 2050. It provides organisations from hard-to-decarbonise sectors, such as heavy industry and those that rely on heavy-duty transport, an opportunity to balance their residual emissions.

There are estimated to be up to 500 industrial CHP sites across the UK that would be suitable for fuel switching to biomass and retrofitting with CCS – i.e. BECCS – leading to significant carbon savings.

Join this webinar to:

  • Get an overview of current policy relating to BECCS
  • Learn about the technical, financial and non-financial barriers and challenges facing deployment of BECCS on CHP sites in the UK
  • Find out about how your organisation can benefit from deep and rapid decarbonisation through BECCS.

Register for the webinar here.