Our vision is to get CO2 capture and use recognized and implemented as a mainstream climate solution
The Techno-Economic Assessment & Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines for CO2 Utilization address the need for harmonized procedures that ensure rigorous, transparent, and uniform analysis of environmental and economic impacts.
Development and commercialization of new carbon dioxide capture and utilization technologies is conducted with financial support from the College of Engineering’s Blue Sky Initiative.
Courses, student (team) projects, and student research projects across the University of Michigan provide the learning environment needed to build the workforce for a new carbon economy.
This October the Board of Regents announced their selection of the 2019 Distinguished University Professorships where five faculty members from…
Listen to the Blue Sky Podcast: Carbon negative, dollar positive
What’s more expensive—dealing with climate change, or not dealing with climate change?
The Global CO2 Initiative is trying to break the trade-off by making carbon-negative manufacturing pay.
2021 MLK Day Social Equity and Justice in Carbon Forum
Climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century. As we transition from fossil-based energy systems, it is critical that we do not replicate nor further the economic, social and environmental problems that exist today. Please bring your passion to do some brainstorming on Wednesday, 1/27 from 5:00-6:00PM ET!
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CO2 Products and Utilization
From concrete to plastics, there is a tremendous opportunity for captured and utilized carbon dioxide to reduce emission footprints as well as create market opportunity for critical sectors around the world.
- Cement and concrete
- Timber/super hardwood
- Enhanced oil recovery
- Enhanced coal bed methane recovery
- Enhanced water recovery
- Semiconductor fabrication
- Power cycles
- Synthetic (methanol, butanol, natural gas, syngas, etc.)
- Micro-algae fuel
- Macro-algae fuel
- Polyurethene foams
- Polycarbonate (glass replacement)
- Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
- Many more
- Preservatives (formic acid)
- Antifreeze (ethylene glycol)
- Carbon black
- Many more
- Carbon fiber
- Carbon nanotubes and fullerenes
Agriculture & Food
- Algae-based food or animal feed
- Microbial fertilizer
- Biochar, bio-pesticides, and bio-cosmetics