Biomass-based Technologies and Practices for CDR – slides and recordings available

Last week, NEGEM partners had the opportunity to participate in the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition . NEGEM organized a side event titled “Biomass-Based Technologies and Practices for Carbon Dioxide Removal.”. With over 60 enthusiastic participants in person, alongside numerous online attendees, the workshop provided a platform to present NEGEM’s vision and showcase the project’s preliminary results to the biomass community.

Lively discussions took place with experts from various backgrounds actively engaging with our project team, a vibrant exchange of ideas and in-depth conversations about our research, along with insightful questions.

Our partners took the stage to present findings on the potential of biomass-based Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) within the limits of the Planetary Boundaries. Additionally, they outlined potential scenarios for developing a comprehensive portfolio of CDR measures, aligning with the Paris Agreement objectives, specifically tailored for EU Member States.

Invited experts presented cutting-edge research on the potential of biochar in delivering negative emissions while enhancing soil quality throughout Europe. Furthermore, the discussions explored the interconnectedness between CDR solutions, the energy transition, and industrial transformation, as well as an industry view about setting the right standards for carbon removals in the EU.

Slides and recordings of the event are available below, and we encourage you to dive into the wealth of information shared.

A comprehensive summary report will be made accessible shortly, allowing you to catch up on all the inspiring discussions and presentations.


Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions – Views and preliminary results from NEGEM project
Kati Koponen, VTT Finland (video)

Potential of Biomass-based NETPS within planetary boundaries and opportunities for Land-Neutral Negative Emissions Through Biochar Sequestration Constanze Werner – Potsdam Institute for Climate Research (video)

Developing a portfolio of Negative Emission Technologies for EU Member States in line with the Paris Agreement
Nixon Sunny – Imperial College of London (video)

Diving below zero GHG emissions: how the energy transition and industrial transformation can deliver on climate targets, circularity and sound economics Andre Faaji – TNO (video)

The future of carbon removals: setting the right EU standardsEnnio Prizzi – Bioenergy Europe (video)

Moderated discussion

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