The Woodland Creation and Management Demonstrator

31 Sidwell St, Exeter EX4 6NN, UK
The NetZeroPlus project will gather evidence, address knowledge gaps and allow decision makers to explore the Greenhouse Gas Removal consequences of different tree-planting options and explore all the diverse aspects of forestry to identify “the right tree in the right place”. As well as Greenhouse Gas Removal, the project will deliver valuable insights on how tree-planting can deliver other benefits such as enhanced biodiversity, water quality, recreation and health, and pioneer an approach to decision making that takes into account all the effects of land use change.
Country: United Kingdom
Status: In Development
Type: Plant Sequestration

The Perennial Biomass Crops Demonstrator

Aberystwyth, UK
The PBC4GGR project is investigating the potential for plants like willow and miscanthus to support BECCS in the UK. It will demonstrate novel establishment techniques that maximise yield whilst minimising greenhouse gas emissions, and provide an up to date quantification of the scope for Greenhouse Gas Removal. The project will establish the conditions required for farmer uptake and wider societal acceptance, and investigate the costs, benefits and trade-offs for biodiversity and ecosystem services. New field trials will be developed – for miscanthus at Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire and willow at Myerscough College, Lancashire.
Country: United Kingdom
Status: In Development
Type: Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage

The Peatlands Demonstrator

Bangor, UK
The GGR-Peat project will work with natural processes to restore, and where possible enhance, the environmental conditions that lead to peat formation. Simultaneously it will develop innovative approaches to increase rates of CO2 uptake and store it securely for millennia. As part of this project, three experimental test locations will be established in representative lowland and upland peat settings: South Yorkshire, near Doncaster; land owned by the National Trust in the South Pennines; and the Pwllpeiran Upland Research Centre in the Cambrian Mountains of Wales.
Country: United Kingdom
Status: In Development
Type: Peatlands Restoration

The Enhanced Rock Weathering Demonstrator

Manor Oaks Road/Blagden Street, Sheffield S2 5QZ, UK
The project will explore amending soils with crushed calcium and magnesium rich silicate rocks from waste quarry fines to accelerate natural CO2 sequestration processes. It will provide the first integrated whole system assessment of the science, societal and scalability opportunities and challenges of enhanced rock weathering deployment in UK agriculture. Field sites are the Plynlimon Experimental Catchments (mid-Wales), Rothamsted Research’s North Wyke grassland experimental platform in Devon, and their cutting-edge arable research facility in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
Country: United Kingdom
Status: In Development
Type: Enhanced Rock Weathering

The Biochar Demonstrator

118 Talbot St, Nottingham NG1 5GP, UK
This interdisciplinary project will address the uncertainties concerning the extent and scope of deployment of biochar, including its stability with respect to carbon sequestration, together with quantifying effects on soil health and ecosystem services, economic viability and social acceptability. Field trials will take place at arable and grassland sites in the Midlands and Wales, an open cast coal mine site in Cumbria, denuded railway embankments, and forestry sites in England and Wales
Country: United Kingdom
Status: In Development
Type: Biochar

CO2RE – The Greenhouse Gas Removal Hub

41 Westgate, Oxford OX1 1PU, UK

UK’s national research hub on Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR).

Funded by UKRI, CO2RE conduct research on Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR), co-ordinate demonstration projects around the UK, connect to other national and international programmes and commission grants through a flexible fund.
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Operational
Type: Research & Development