New opportunities for BECCS around the world

New opportunities for BECCS around the world


United StatesBechtel will cooperate with Drax to look for chances to build new Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) power facilities throughout the world.

Companies will work together to investigate the latest engineering design techniques and practices to maximize a new BECCS plant design. Bechtel will focus on critical regions for new construction BECCS facilities, including North America and Western Europe, as well as optimizing plant design for better efficiency, performance, and cost.

Negative emissions

According to independent experts at the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the International Energy Agency, BECCS and other technologies that can remove emissions from the atmosphere will need to be developed on a global scale in the coming years in order to limit climate change to 1.5 degrees of warming.

Many top authorities on climate change agree that negative emissions technologies remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit, and they are therefore widely acknowledged.