GC067:
Scaling Up Carbon-Negative Bioenergy: Observations and Modeling for Bottom-Up Techno-economic and Climate Impact Assessment


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Session ID#: 27493

Session Description:
Most climate stabilization scenarios suggest that wide-scale deployment of bioenergy technologies will be required to de-carbonize the aviation and shipping sectors, and to draw down atmospheric CO2 overshoot.  Examples of commercial-scale advanced liquid biofuel production and bioenergy with carbon capture & storage (BECCS) exist but are still scarce, and the underlying sustainability of biomass feedstock sourcing remains controversial due to concerns around foregone ecosystem carbon storage, temporal accounting issues, and leakage effects.  This session invites abstracts exploring “ground-up” assessment of the techno-economic viability and lifecycle climate mitigation potential of specific bioenergy technologies within specific site- or regional-scale deployment contexts, in order to better understand the practical potential for bioenergy-based de-carbonization and negative emissions.  Assessments that are grounded in empirical observations of feedstock production biogeochemistry and conversion technology performance, include spatially-explicit ecological and logistical modeling, involve interdisciplinary collaboration, and/or quantify uncertainty or system design trade-offs are particularly encouraged.
Primary Convener:  John Field, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Conveners:  Daniel Sanchez, Carnegie Institution for Science Stanford, Stanford, CA, United States and Tom L Richard, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

0428 Carbon cycling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0466 Modeling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1615 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [GLOBAL CHANGE]
6339 System design [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Hewlley A Imbuzeiro1, Sandro Lúcio Silva Moreira1, Sérgio Yoshimitsu Motoike2 and Raphael Bragança Alves Fernandes3, (1)UFV Federal University of Vicosa, Agricultural Engineering, Vicosa, Brazil, (2)UFV Federal University of Vicosa, Plant Science, Vicosa, Brazil, (3)UFV Federal University of Vicosa, Soil, Vicosa, Brazil
Pete Smith, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Tara W Hudiburg, University of Idaho, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences, Moscow, ID, United States, Jeffrey Kent, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States, Evan H DeLucia, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, Urbana, IL, United States and Beverly Elizabeth Law, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Roger D Aines and Sean T McCoy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Ejeong Baik1, Daniel Sanchez2, Peter A Turner2, Katharine J Mach1, Christopher B Field1 and Sally M Benson3, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Carnegie Institution for Science Stanford, Stanford, CA, United States, (3)Stanford University, Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford, CA, United States
Eric D. Larson and Johannes C. Meerman, Princeton University, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton, NJ, United States
John M. DeCicco, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Virginia H. Dale1, Keith L Kline2 and Esther S Parish1, (1)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, (2)Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Climate Change Science Institute, Environmental Sciences, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Robert H WIlliams, Retired, Washington, DC, United States
Ghasideh Pourhashem, Rice University, Baker Institute for Public Policy and Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States, Caroline A Masiello, Rice University, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States and Kenneth B. Medlock III, Rice University, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Houston, TX, United States
Kasparas Spokas1, Piera Patrizio2, Sylvain Leduc2, Sennai Mesfun2 and Florian Kraxner3, (1)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria, (3)IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
Dominic Woolf, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States and Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University, Soil and Crop Sciences, Ithaca, NY, United States