The circular economy – from a wood chip plant to growing plants


In a circular energy economy, the production and consumption of materials and energy is decoupled by creating closed-loop cycles in which waste is minimised or eliminated, and which resources, including carbon, are reused.

Decarbonisation of the energy sector is now a global priority. Carbon capture and storage systems provide a partial solution, but circular power systems that reuse and recycle resources offer one of the most complete answers to this problem.

Now a perfect example of the circular economy in energy is being provided by the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Here, a pioneering biomass power generation station is providing a carbon neutral solution through the use of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS).

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