A new graphic novel is being launched today (21st January) by the University of Sheffield to address questions around bioenergy and climate change such as whether bioenergy really does reduce emissions.
The graphic novel is being launched by the university ahead of a major bioenergy conference. It is the result of a collaboration between artists and researchers and tackles issues around the carbon neutrality of bioenergy, perceived clashes between bioenergy and food and other important topics. The publication is aimed at a general audience, including schoolchildren, and will be used by the bioenergy industry and policymakers to promote the benefits, as well as exploring some of the more contentious issues, of bioenergy technologies.
“Many people are unaware of bioenergy but it is becoming a larger part of our energy mix in the UK” said Dr Karen Finney from Energy 2050 at the University of Sheffield. “Bioenergy can come from farming by-products, crops, sewage and even algae, and could play an important part in our move away from fossil fuels and help in the fight against climate change. A graphic novel is such an innovative way to inform people on bioenergy – our research produces lots of academic journal papers, but a comic is much more approachable and really cool!”
A series of striking images imagine alternative futures involving bioenergy and explain some of the technology involved and how it might be put into practice.
The graphic novel is being launched today (Tuesday 21 March 2017) ahead of the two-day International Bioenergy Conference 2017 at the University of Manchester (Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 March 2017), where the latest technologies and policy ideas will be presented to an international audience.
Would \'documentary cartoon\' be a more acceptable term? I want to know where to get it
A graphic novel? WTF? How about some explanation of what a graphic novel is or might be? Graphic? OK this could mean that it consists all or largely of pictures, on the other hand it may also mean that it consists or contains clear elucidation or vivid and realistic descriptions. any or all of these could be good or bad. Novel??? This implies creative story telling. Cutting to the chase, lies. You want to tell an interesting but untrue story about bioenergy in a graphic way? Why? in whose interest is it that you lie to people convincingly? Whatever your understanding of the term Graphic Novel may be, it doesn\'t seem an appropriate way to disseminate useful and factual information in an unbiased way to me.