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Navigating the Promise and Pitfalls of Biomass-Based Carbon Removal

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm


In recent years, biomass has emerged as an exciting option for carbon removal. A steadily growing number of companies are converting forest residues into biochar, which can store carbon soils. And biomass power plants are being fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS) to create carbon-negative electricity. Yet if these technologies are executed without due care, biomass projects can damage ecosystems and displace food supplies.

Learn about new guidelines — released this week at VERGE — to guide biomass-based carbon removal dollars to the right projects. These new guidelines tackle a difficult challenge: ensuring that forest feedstocks sourced for biomass-based carbon removal don't cause adverse outcomes. Hear from the thought leaders behind the guidelines and talk to corporate buyers who have navigated the markets for biomass-based removals.

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