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A commercialization strategy for carbon-negative energy

Climate change mitigation requires gigatonne-scale CO2 removal technologies, yet few examples exist beyond niche markets. The flexibility of thermochemical conversion of biomass and fossil energy, coupled with carbon capture and storage, offers a route to commercializing carbon-negative energy.

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Figure 1: Flow diagrams for carbon capture and storage processes.
Figure 2: Lifecycle GHG carbon intensity for IGCC-CCS facilities.

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Sanchez, D., Kammen, D. A commercialization strategy for carbon-negative energy. Nat Energy 1, 15002 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2015.2

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