The Global CO2 Initiative at University of Michigan and its network leverages existing relationships into a sound foundation for interdisciplinary research at the University and other research and industrial entities.

The Global CO2 Initiative will focus on technologies, processes and policies to increase the rate at which carbon is removed from the global carbon cycle by the equivalent to 10% of current CO2 emissions by 2030 through the identification and support of scalable technologies.

The Techno-Economic Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment Toolkit

The Global CO2 Initiative will build upon the initial efforts of its research partners to establish a global, industry-standard Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis (TEA / LCA) Toolkit.

This toolkit will serve as the critical framework and foundation for the nascent CO2 removal and utilization management industry to analyze the technologies that may have the most impact and ability to succeed in meeting climate and commercial goals. The TEA/LCA toolkit will elevate and standardize the industry and position it for maximum growth potential in the years ahead.

Worked examples of how to apply the TEA and LCA guidelines can be found here: “Methanol Worked Examples for the TEA and LCA Guidelines for CO2 Utilization”; This work is available under DOI 10.3998/2027.42/145723 and can be downloaded via

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Brussels Launch Event 

The Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with Climate-KIC and our international research partners and supporters, hosted an all-day workshop in Brussels to officially launch the Techno-Economic Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment Toolkit.

The event brought together industry leaders, academics, and government representatives from the EU, France, and Germany. With over 85 participants, the collaborative event included panel discussions with experts and presentations explaining the Techno-Economic Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment guidelines with proven examples. 

Watch the complete launch event and presentations here.

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Global Roadmap Study of CO2U Technologies

Prepared in 2016, this comprehensive report — authored by Lux Research for CO2 Sciences — benchmarks current carbon capture, utilization, and storage technology, companies, and research efforts. Download it here.

International Research Collaborators

International Research Collaborators