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.
Nathan Owen joins the FAB-GGR team at the University of Exeter to work on the UK scale modelling of ecosystem impacts of afforestation and BECCS.Nathan has a PhD in Mathematics and has applied this to projects at the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute, building a connected set of economic and environmental models for the UK and a decision support tool.
Mirjam Röder and colleagues published a paper on understanding the timing and variation of greenhouse gas emissions from forest bioenergy systems. Their work finds that the mitigation potential depends on forest management and what products are coming from the whole forest. The paper is published in the journal Biomass and Bioenergy.
Nem Vaughan was on a panel of experts for a public discussion following on from the UK premier of the film, Anote’s Ark, held at the Science Museum, London.
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.
Mirjam has a new position at Aston University, Birmingham and will continue her work with FAB-GGR on the life cycle analysis of afforestation and BECCS supply chains and the leadership of work package three.
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.
Clair Gough and Nem Vaughan along with Tyndall Manchester colleague Sarah Mander published a guest blog on Carbon Brief discussing the six key policy challenges for BECCS. The blog is based on a paper written with colleagues published in Global Sustainability in June.
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.
Clair Gough, Nem Vaughan and colleagues submitted written evidence to the HoC Select Committee for BEIS’s inquiry on Carbon Capture and Utilisation Inquiry.