13 July 2017
Imperial College London, UK
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is funding a £8.6 million UK research program on greenhouse gas removal. The consortium with IIASA and high-level researchers from the UK has received £1.6 million funding for a multi-year project on "Comparative assessment and region-specific optimisation of GGR" - making this consortium the highest funded in this round.
This highly interdisciplinary project will advance scientific understanding in the context of the engineering and physical science elements of the key Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) technologies, Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and Direct Air Capture (DAC). The project incorporates both global and UK-specific foci and project outcomes will provide evidence relevant to UK-specific climate policy needs and the over-arching impacts on global climate mitigation.
IIASA Ecosystem Services and Management researchers are involved in the trans-disciplinary modelling of GGR deployment. In specific, ESM researchers will be working on developing BeWhere-UK with special emphasis on negative emissions.
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