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Can Plants Fix Our Carbon Problems?

Forward in Energy Forum

Event Details

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
4:30 p.m.
While the burning of fossil fuels for energy is the leading contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, land-use impacts such as agriculture and deforestation are the next largest factor. Thanks to the beauty of photosynthesis, plants pull carbon from the atmosphere and ultimately store more carbon in the land and in the products that we use.

What is the potential for biomass to reduce global carbon emissions? What are some promising scalable solutions? What are the complicating factors?