Christian Bang is currently the Country Representative for Denmark in the IEA Bioenergy Task 40 for the triennium period 2019-2021.
The objective of IEA Bioenergy Task 40 is to support the development and design of efficient, economically viable and bankable value chains in order to support a larger deployment of sustainable biomass for energy, but also for biobased products and materials, taking into account food, feed and fibre markets.
Christian’s participation in the task aims to facilitate Denmark’s access to knowledge regarding developments in biobased value chains from other IEA Bioenergy Task 40 member countries. The activity is a continuation of the Danish representation in Task 40 in the 2016-2018 triennium (previously named Sustainable Biomass Markets and International Trade to support the biobased economy), which was undertaken by the Danish Technological Institute.
The report “Deployment of BECCS/U value chains” was published by the IEA Bioenergy Task 40 in June 2020, with contributions from Christian Bang. It is becoming increasingly recognised that it will be difficult to reach global climate goals without technologies that result in negative GHG emissions, of which BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) is a promising option. The report discusses the potentials and challenges associated with BECCS in the near to medium term. The report also explores how BECCU (bioenergy with carbon capture and utilisation) could play a role in enabling BECCS deployment. Regardless of the area of application, deployment of BECCS/U will require public policy interventions at several levels.
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