BECCS

AcronymDefinition
BECCSBio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (greenhouse gas mitigation)
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Humanity will need to grow enough crops to feed these billions while fueling BECCS schemes at a time when climate change will already be impacting food production.
Sin embargo, de un modo similar que con la tecnologia BECCS, algunos cientificos advierten que un mercado de gran escala para el biocarbon podria afectar la disponibilidad de tierra para el cultivo de alimentos, pues se calcula que la obtencion de un millardo (mil millones) de toneladas de biocarbon al ano requeriria 500 millones de hectareas dedicadas a plantaciones para este proposito, lo que aumentaria la competencia por la tierra, la destruccion de bosques y la vulneracion de derechos sobre la tierra (12).
Sin embargo, si se considera no solo a la agricultura, sino tambien al uso y cambio de uso de la tierra, se identifica una tendencia a priorizar medidas de mitigacion basadas en plantaciones masivas con el unico proposito de remover carbono de la atmosfera--como BECCS o el biocarbon a escala masiva--.
Pero si llegara a ser necesario implementar tecnologias de remocion de carbono de la atmosfera, como BECCS, resultaria esencial avanzar con la creacion de salvaguardas que eviten o reduzcan lo mas posible los efectos negativos sobre la seguridad alimentaria y los derechos de acceso a la tierra y al agua de poblaciones vulnerables como pueblos indigenas y agricultores familiares.
According to the IPCC, these negative emissions from BECCS will be needed to meet more ambitious climate targets.
The Biofuelwatch study reports that the IPCC, among others, counts flooding oil reservoirs with carbon dioxide to extract otherwise inaccessible oil as BECCS.
Crucially, the promotion of [carbon dioxide capture and storage], including BECCS for climate change mitigation and geo-engineering, coincides with the oil industry's fast-growing demand for cheap continuous supplies of CO2.
Yet the premier BECCS project that is often referred to is an ADM corn ethanol refinery in Decatur, Illinois.
BECCS may be one of the few cost-effective carbon-negative opportunities available to mitigate the worst effects of anthropogenic climate change, said energy expert Daniel Kammen, who directed the research.
Sanchez, Kammen and their colleagues published their analysis of BECCS in western North America February 9 in the online journal Nature Climate Change.
BECCS had faced opposition to co-location in the past: in the
2009-10 school year, BECCS was approved by the State University of New