Energy resilient solutions for Japan - a BECCS case study

Kraxner F, Leduc S, Fuss S, Aoki K, Kindermann G, & Yamagata Y (2014). Energy resilient solutions for Japan - a BECCS case study. Energy Procedia 61: 2791-2796. DOI:10.1016/j.egypro.2014.12.316.

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to analyze Japan's BECCS potential. A technical assessment is used to support a policy discussion on the suitability of this mitigation tool for Japan. IIASA's BeWhere Model is used to examine the technical potential of bioenergy including optimal locations and capacities of biomass plants. The plant locations are overlaid with a geological suitability map for carbon storage. Results indicate that there is a substantial potential for bioenergy production which could contribute to substituting emissions from fossil fuels. By further developing the renewable energy pathway, Japan could substantially add to a more resilient and domestic resources-based energy sector. There is limited potential for direct negative emissions from bioenergy, but some of the coastal regions appear suitable for carbon storage. A higher potential could be achieved through off-shore carbon storage and enhanced cross-border collaboration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: BECCS; energy resilience; forest bioenergy; carbon capture and storage; biomass modelling; energy policy
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: Energy Procedia; 61:2791-2796 (2014) (Published online 12 January 2015)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:50
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2017 12:58
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10784

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