Feasibility of Afforestation and Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage for Greenhouse Gas Removal

2018-present. Complete web design/development and support.

FAB-GGR is a four-year, £1.6 million multi-institute consortium project that aims to better define the real world feasibility and consequences of large-scale afforestation and biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) approaches to greenhouse gas removal (GGR).

These two greenhouse gas removal approaches have been chosen because they: have a common basis in growing biomass on available land; and play the largest roles of any GGR approaches in future low emission scenarios that keep the global mean temperature increase to below 1.5 °C and 2 °C.

The interdisciplinary research team is led by Dr. Naomi Vaughan and involves scientists, engineers, and social scientists from the University of East Anglia, the University of Manchester, the University of Exeter, and the University of Aberdeen with support from project partners at the Met Office.

The project is part of the wider Greenhouse Gas Removal Research Programme, which will evaluate the potential and wider implications of a variety of options for large-scale removal of greenhouse gases.

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC) funds the Greenhouse Gas Removal programme.