Policy Road Map to Accelerate Responsible BECCS Deployment

An event hosted by EFI Foundation and Resources for the Future reviewing the future of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

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Attention to carbon dioxide removal (CDR) has grown in recent years as policymakers and companies look for additional options to meet net-zero climate commitments. Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) is unique among carbon dioxide removal techniques as the only net-negative technology that can also provide energy. Yet there is currently no holistic policy framework to guide BECCS development in the United States.

At this event, the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) presented a new report on the case for policymakers to accelerate BECCS deployment; and the ways to do so, including maximizing the social, economic, and environmental co-benefits of BECCS and establishing rules of the road for responsible large-scale deployment. Hosted by Resources for the Future (RFF), the event featured a discussion of BECCS and its relationship to other CDR options.


  • Roger Ballentine, Green Strategies, Inc.
  • Senator Bill Cassidy, US Senate (R-LA)
  • Virginia H. Dale, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Senator Martin Heinrich, US Senate (D-NM)
  • Joseph S. Hezir, EFI Foundation
  • Sasha Mackler, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Ernest J. Moniz, EFI Foundation
  • Richard G. Newell, Resources for the Future
  • William A. Pizer, Resources for the Future
  • Sam Savitz, EFI Foundation

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