13 July 2017
Imperial College London, UK

Kickoff meeting for the GGR-NERC project

IIASA researchers are joining an interdisciplinary team of world-class researchers from leading academic and research institutes in the UK to launch the GGR-NERC project. The meeting will mark the start to a £1.6 million , multi-year research project, on region-specific optimization of greenhouse gas removal technologies.

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The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is funding a £8.6 million UK research program on greenhouse gas removal. The consortium with IIASA and high-level researchers from the UK has received £1.6 million funding for a multi-year project on "Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of GGR" - making this consortium the highest funded in this round.  

This highly interdisciplinary project will advance scientific understanding in the context of the engineering and physical science elements of the key Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) technologies, Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and Direct Air Capture (DAC). The project incorporates both global and UK-specific foci and project outcomes will provide evidence relevant to UK-specific climate policy needs and the over-arching impacts on global climate mitigation.

IIASA Ecosystem Services and Management researchers are involved in the trans-disciplinary modelling of GGR deployment. In specific, ESM researchers will be working on developing BeWhere-UK with special emphasis on negative emissions. 

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CONTACT DETAILS

Florian Kraxner

Deputy Program Director

Ecosystems Services and Management

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PUBLICATIONS

Moreira J R, Romeiro V, Fuß S, Kraxner F, & Pacca S A (2016). BECCS potential in Brazil: Achieving negative emissions in ethanol and electricity production based on sugar cane bagasse and other residues. Applied Energy 179: 55-63. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.06.044.

Hetland J, Yowargana P, Leduc S, & Kraxner F (2016). Carbon-negative emissions: Systemic impacts of biomass conversion: A case study on CO2 capture and storage options. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 49: 330-342. DOI:10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.03.017.

Smith P, Davis SJ, Creutzig F, Fuss S, Rogelj J, McCollum D, Krey V, Grubler A, et al. (2016). Biophysical and economic limits to negative CO2 emissions. Nature Climate Change 6 (1): 42-50. DOI:10.1038/nclimate2870.

Fuß S, Jones CD, Kraxner F, Peters GP, Smith P, Tavoni M, van Vuuren DP, Canadell JG, et al. (2016). Research priorities for negative emissions. Environmental Research Letters 11 (11): p. 115007. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/115007.

Kraxner F, Fuss S, Krey V, Best D, Leduc S, Kindermann G, Yamagata Y, Schepaschenko D, et al. (2015). The role of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) for climate policy. In: Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. Eds. Yan, Jinyue, Chichester: Wiley. ISBN 9781118991978 DOI:10.1002/9781118991978.

Fuss S, Canadell JG, Peters GP, Tavoni M, Andrew RM, Ciais P, Jackson RB, Jones CD, et al. (2014). Betting on negative emissions. Nature Climate Change 4 (10): 850-853. DOI:10.1038/nclimate2392.

Kraxner F, Aoki K, Leduc S, Kindermann G, Yang J, Yamagata Y, Tak K, & Obersteiner M (2011). BECCS in South Korea - An analysis of negative emissions potential for bioenergy as a mitigation tool. In: World Renewable Energy Congress 2011 - Sweden, 8-13 May 2011.

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