Biomass Storage and Burial for Carbon Removal: a BiCRS/WHS Workshop
Biomass carbon removal and storage (BiCRS) harnesses the power of natural photosynthesis for carbon dioxide removal (CDR). In BiCRS, sustainably sourced biomass is processed in a variety of ways for energy and carbon sequestration, with multiple co-benefits such as waste utilization, fire prevention, and air pollution reduction. Wood Harvesting and Storage (WHS) is a low-cost BiCRS option by directly burying raw or minimally processed woody biomass in shallow geological storage. BiCRS is a durable CDR pathway with gigaton scaling potential by the 2030s.
This workshop brings together experts and practitioners to address the most critical needs for BiCRS scaling: 1) Policy and financing, 2) Science, technology, and R&D needs, 3) Status of the industry and challenges for implementation.
The meeting will consist of a combination of plenaries and breakouts. Duration 2.5 days, with Day 1 on BiCRS landscape, Day 2 focus on WHS, and the last half day field trip to Carbon Lockdown’s Potomac Project site in Cecil County, Maryland.