Scalability Assessment for Carbon Removal: Methodology
Understanding how scalable a carbon removal method is, and which factors will have an impact on scalability, is crucial to understanding this new market and to inform where investment needs to be directed in this nascent industry.
This assessment seeks to, for the first time, unpick how scalable five different carbon removal methods are on a comparative basis.
Here are some key takeaways from the report
The carbon removal¹ market needs transparent metrics and frameworks to assess its potential to scale.
BeZero Carbon has built a methodology which follows three steps: defining the System Boundaries, identifying the Universal Factors and assessing carbon removal methods using a qualitative rubric.
The results of the assessment of Bio-energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), Biochar, Direct Air Capture (DAC), Enhanced Weathering and Ocean Alkalinity Enhancements will be published in January 2023.
You can also hear Ted Christie-Miller, Head of Carbon Removal, talk through BeZero's Scalability Assessment in a 30 minute podcast on The Carbon Curve.
02 Defining the System Boundaries
03 Identifying Universal Factors
04 Creating the Scalability Assessment for Carbon Removal