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 and stored in a variety of ways with carbon sequestration as the primary goal, with multiple co-benefits such as waste utilization, fire prevention, and air pollution reduction. Wood Harvesting and Storage (WHS) stands to be a low-cost BiCRS option where minimally processed woody biomass is directly buried raw in shallow geological storage. BiCRS is a durable CDR pathway with gigaton scaling potential by the 2030s.
This conference brings together experts and practitioners to address the most critical needs to scale BiCRS/WHS: 1) Appropriate policy, permitting, and financing, 2) Advancements in science, technology, and R&D, and 3) Cross-industry sharing around the challenges and paths to implementation.
The 2.5-day meeting consists of two workshops, with day one exploring the BiCRS broad landscape, day two focusing on WHS as a BiCRS example, and the last half day featuring a field trip to Carbon Lockdown’s Potomac Project site in Cecil County, Maryland. The meeting format will be a combination of plenaries and breakouts. Participation is by invitation only. Please note, there will be a networking Happy Hour following Day One. If you plan to attend the HH, please register here.