Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

Burning biomass to generate energy, while capturing and storing CO2


Biomass is any renewable organic material that comes from plants and animals, as well as organic waste from our homes. When growing, biomass naturally extracts carbon from atmospheric CO2. Biomass can be used for combustion, fermentation, or other conversion methods to generate bioenergy (electricity, heat, biofuels, etc.).


Carbon is captured during the conversion of biomass to energy and subsequently stored into geological storage locations or used in the production of inert materials (e.g. concrete). The energy produced has thus the potential of resulting in net-zero CO2 emissions.