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.
As the issue of climate change surges on, along with many other challenges we face, the U-M Global CO2 Initiative…
A framework and positioning paper on Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) by Sophia Hamblin Wang (Mineral Carbonation International and CO2…
Learn about concrete and its role in climate change in an OpenAir Collective “Twenty-Something Minutes … ” event
Prof. Victor Li talks with University of Michigan Global CO2 Initiative postdoctoral researcher and OpenAir collector Lucca Henrion. In this recording the two discuss the near and long-term future of concrete as a factor in climate change; key questions surrounding carbon utilization methods in concrete, and the end game goal of reaching “carbon negativity”; and how current research is laying the foundation for radical transformations to this most used building material on earth.
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