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.
AssessCCUS is the leading repository of resources for life cycle and techno-economic assessment of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies.
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 and research projects are active across the University of Michigan to provide the learning environment needed to build the workforce for a new carbon economy.
The Global CO2 Initiative Student Association, a multidisciplinary U-M organization, provides a variety of carbon removal educational opportunities for students in majors ranging from engineering to art and design to public policy.
“…(W)e’re at a really exciting point for carbon removal: we’re seeing a ton of attention on this topic, we’re seeing…
Dr. Volker Sick at TEDx Humboldt State University
This TEDx Countdown Talk explains the need for carbon dioxide utilization (CDU), the opportunities, boundary conditions, potential pitfalls, and critical needs to advance required technologies in the time needed. CDU as a mainstream climate-relevant solution is gaining rapid traction as measured by the increase in the number of related publications, the investment activity, and the political action taken in various countries.
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
- Polyurethane 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