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Article06 Apr 2022

Prioritizing Biomass for Emission Reductions: A sectoral approach

Climate change is one of the most significant threats confronting our society.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reaching net zero by 2050 will require investing in multiple solutions including the use of biomass.

Biomass can be used to produce energy or as a feedstock for a number of different chemicals and materials.

It can help reduce emissions in a number of sectors. But to be effective it needs to be sustainable.

Given uncertainty over how much sustainable biomass resources are actually available, Citi’s Elizabeth Curmi, Jason Channell and Ying Qin suggest it

should be prioritized for two main sectors- the aviation industry and the use of biomass as a feedstock for industries such as pulp and paper and plastics

 

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