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.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2014|
|イベント||6th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China|
継続期間: 2014 5月 30 → 2014 6月 2
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