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BECCS (BioEnergy and Carbon Capture Storage) Power Plant Section Breakdown
        0    Discussion                         What is Decarbonization going to be like? Hydrogen Only?
        1    Air Remediation                  Using BECCS To Repair The Air By Adjusting The World's CO2 Level Toward End Of Last Ice Age Levels
        2    Water (H20) Remediation    Repairing Our Fresh Water Supplies Through Hundreds Of Seaside Nuclear Flash Desalination Facilities
        3    Engineering a very large synthetic natural gas fuel supply system for BECCS applications
        4    BECCS Fuel: The Biomass SNG Synthetic Natural Gas Module - Densified GMO Wood Pellets
        5    Plasma Torch Wood Pellet Gasifier
        6    Wood Syngas Cleanup - - - Mineral and other wood nutrient recovery
        7    Wood Syngas-to-Pipeline Grade Catalytic Methane Methanator
        8    The Final Mass-Produced Product: A Toshiba-built 300 megaWatt Allam Cycle Power Plant
                8B  Comparing Allam Cycle vs. Earlier, More Expensive, Less Efficient, Conventional BECCS
        9    CarbFix Class VI CO2 Disposal Well to turn CO2 injected into the ground into limestone


Author: James P Holm is a Registered Professional Control System Engineer (CA). email:   jimmarilynholm   40 year work career on 2 coal and 1 nuclear power plant engineering teams, also a electrical/electronic systems engineer (15yr), consultant (13yr), for a major pharmaceutical firm.
20 retirement years exploring Climate Change. Holds 4 patents.    The technology depicted in this website is based upon either current news items describing actual devices and/or systems or descriptions of possible future technology based upon information in published scientific papers.

This website is a retiree's hobby, picking away at it like a model railroad.

Scientific Paper References

[1]  M. Hrabovsky, Thermal Plasma Gasification of Biomass. Institute of Plasma Physics, ASCR, Czech Republic. Chapter 3 from the book: Progress in Biomass and Bioenergy Production.    [2.501.01a], []

[2]  M. Hrabovsky, et. al.,  PYROLYSIS OF WOOD IN ARC PLASMA FOR SYNGAS PRODUCTION.  Institute of Plasma Physics, ASCR,, Za Slovankou 3, Prague 8, Czech Republic, (2006). Journal of High Temperature Material Processes, Vol 10(4), 2006, 557-570    []

[3]  M. Hrabovsky. Thermal Plasma Generators with Water Stabilized Arc. Institute of Plasma Physics, ASCR, v.v.i., Praha, Czech Republic. The Open Plasma Physics Journal, 2009, 2,99-104.    []

[4] M. Hrabovsky, et. al., Steam Plasma-Assisted Gasification of Organic Waste by Reactions with Water, CO2 and O2. Institute of Plasma Physics, ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic, Helmo Gramme, Liege, Belgium, 21st International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry (ISPC 21) 4 August 2013    []

[5] Mark Z. JacobsonThe health and climate impacts of carbon capture and direct air captureEnergy Environ. Sci., 2019, 12, 3567     [2.022.02]



Managing Climate Risk

"At the heart of the traditional approach to strategy in the climate change dilemma lies the assumption that the global community, by applying a set of powerful analytical tools, can predict the future of climate change accurately enough to choose a clear strategic direction for it.

We claim that this approach might involve underestimating uncertainty in order to lay out a vision of future events sufficiently precise to be captured in a discounted cost flow analysis in integrated assessment models. However, since the future of climate change is truly uncertain, this approach might at best be marginally helpful and at worst downright dangerous: underestimating uncertainty can lead to strategies that do not defend the world against unexpected and sometimes even catastrophic threats.

Another danger lies on the other extreme: if the global community can not find a strategy that works under traditional analysis or if uncertainties are too large that clear messages are absent, they may abandon the analytical rigor of their planning process altogether and base their decisions on good instinct and consensus of some future process that is easy to agree upon."

- - - Opening of the abstract section of the study that led to the formation of the concept of "BECCS" in the paper:  "Managing Climate Risk" by Michael Obersteiner (  Contributing authors: Christian Azar ( Stefan Kossmeier ( Reinhard Mechler ( Kenneth Möllersten ( Sten Nilsson ( Peter Read ( Yoshiki Yamagata ( Jinyue Yan ( Approved by Arne Jernelöv Acting Director, IIASA December 2001.