The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) co-hosted the Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration (BECCS) Workshop on Monday, May 18, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
BECCS brought together experts in bioenergy, power generation, and transmission and distribution infrastructure from industry, academia, nonprofits, government, and national laboratories to discuss low-carbon and carbon-negative power systems and the use of biomass in power generation to achieve lower greenhouse gas emissions in a sustainable manner.
The workshop opened with presentations from DOE leadership and continued with talks from national lab and university experts describing the current status and future pathways of BECCS technologies. The workshop also incorporated discussion sessions to facilitate future research and development ideas and collect valuable input from all participants. DOE will be compiling the results from these discussion sessions, along with follow-up comments and inputs collected after the workshop, into a workshop summary report. The report will assist DOE leadership in identifying opportunities for technology development and deployment in the power industry, as well as help FE and BETO in strategic planning for future program activities.