Researchers at the Global CO2 Initiative have access to a global network of research institutions through the LCA/ TEA toolkit, which will identify and evaluate viable CO2 removal and utilization technologies. More info on the LCA/ TEA toolkit can be found here.

Research at the Global CO2 Initiative will support the development of captured carbon product technologies — both technological and biological — from early stage R&D through the stages of demonstration and early commercial deployment. Following early stage development, the Global CO2 Initiative will apply R&D funding to stimulate further research and build capacity for identified technology areas.


The University Of Michigan has a long and successful history of executing large-scale initiatives with external partners from industry and academic institutions. From robotics to autonomous vehicles, the University Of Michigan has proven it can drive coalitions of like-minded entities on a common mission.

The Global CO2 Initiative will cultivate existing and potential industry and research partners to further collaborate and expand R&D and deployment opportunities for carbon dioxide removal and utilization technologies.


The Global CO2 Initiative policy focus includes coupling renewable, intermittent energy sources with CO2 removal and utilization technologies. By identifying and understanding the adoption of carbon management, CO2 removal, and CO2 based products, the Global CO2 Initiative aims to pursue commercially sustainable approaches that will reduce atmospheric CO2 levels by 10% per year.

Global Roadmap for Implementing CO2 Utilization

In 2016, CO2 Sciences presented the Global Roadmap for implementing CO2 utilization. This study laid out the economic and environmental prospects for the use of CO2 and presented a roadmap for the commercialization potential of carbon dioxide utilization (CO2U) technologies through 2030. The entire document is posted here for download.

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