Biomass Combustion: Carbon Capture and Storage

  • Jenny M. JonesEmail author
  • Amanda R. Lea-Langton
  • Lin Ma
  • Mohamed Pourkashanian
  • Alan Williams
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


This chapter deals with the capture and storage of carbon dioxide produced by the combustion of biomass. Since biomass combustion is potentially carbon neutral, this technique could provide a method of reducing the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. The general features of this future technology of ‘bioenergy carbon capture and storage’, known as BECCS, are outlined. These cover biomass combustion with air or oxygen, gasification and chemical looping. Carbon capture and storage processes are briefly discussed.


Oxyfuel combustion Carbon capture Carbon storage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jenny M. Jones
    • 1
    Email author
  • Amanda R. Lea-Langton
    • 1
  • Lin Ma
    • 2
  • Mohamed Pourkashanian
    • 2
  • Alan Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Energy Research InstituteUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.Energy Technology and Innovation InitiativeUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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