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Wood Harvesting and Storage (Wood Vault): A low cost and easily scalable way to remove atmospheric CO2 to fight climate change

The US National Academy of Sciences believes that carbon removal and storage should be part of the global climate mitigation portfolio.

One of the easiest, quickest to scale, and least expensive methods is wood harvest and storage. This approach relies on burying waste wood or non-merchantable timber such as from fire thinnings. Buried in an environment without oxygen, the carbon stored is stable for centuries.

On May 12, 2023, Dr. Ning Zeng, a carbon cycle climate scientist from the University of Maryland, presented on his recent progress in wood harvest and storage of biomass in 'Wood Vaults'. Dr. Zeng discussed his research questions and compared this wood harvest and storage technique to other carbon capture technologies such as biochar. Dr. Zeng is a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (H-index 53, including 10 papers in Science and Nature). He was Chair of the 9th International CO2 Conference and served on the US Carbon Cycle Science Working Group. He is a contributing author of three IPCC Reports.

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May 12, 2023 / 03:00 PM - May 12, 2023 / 04:00 PM