Research

Research at the Global CO2 Initiative supports 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.

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

Innovative Solutions


Public perception is an important component of the commercialization of these products. Without the trust, support, and buy-in of end users, CCU may not achieve the level of commercial success that is necessary to meet market- and climate-related goals.

Read more about Acceptability of Products Containing Captured CO2.

Toolkit & Roadmap

The Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis Toolkit (TEA/LCA) is a critical toolkit for the nascent CO2 removal and utilization management industry to accurately assess the economics and CO2 removal potential of a product.

The Global Roadmap for Implementing CO2 utilization presents a roadmap for the commercialization potential of carbon dioxide utilization through 2030.

The Company and Deal Index was created by CO2 Value Europe, the Circular Carbon Network, the Global CO2 Initiative, XPrize, Carbon180, and the New York Community Trust to help the market understand the emerging solution landscape and facilitate collaboration.

Research Projects

Discover the innovations we are working on. Learn about our research projects.

Published Papers

Our published papers are open to the public, available via the University of Michigan Library Deep Blue repository, in PDF format. View our list of published papers.


Kaitlin RaimiDr. Kaitlin Raimi is an assistant professor of public policy at the Ford School, and she is also a member of our Global CO2 Initiative Research Team.

Raimi is a social and environmental psychologist who studies climate-related communication, how people compare their beliefs to others, and how one environmental action or policy affects subsequent actions and policy support. Learn more about Dr. Raimi.

International Research Collaborators


Climate KIC
CO2 Value Europe
IASS Potsdam
RWTH Aaachen University
Technische Universitat Berlin
The University of Sheffield
XPrize