Anna Harper published a guest blog on Carbon Brief discussing the net carbon impact of large amounts of BECCS to meet 1.5°C targets. The blog is based on a paper written with colleagues published in Nature Communications this month.
Johanna has a new position in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia as a Lecturer in Environment & International Development. Johanna has led the analysis of the first stakeholder workshop and will continue her work with FAB-GGR through supervision of the new post-doctoral research associate.
Anna Harper is the lead author of a paper [http://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05340-z] published in Nature Communications. The paper concludes that carbon removed from the atmosphere through BECCS could easily be offset by losses due to land use change depending upon where biomass is grown.
Diarmaid Clery joins the FAB-GGR team at the University of East Anglia to work on the second stakeholder workshop and our policy brief outputs. Diarmaid has submitted his PhD in chemistry and engineering at the University of Leeds where he worked on the impact of biomass combustion on amine sorbents.