MUSE CONFERENCE 2022: Sustainability and Environment After Catastrophe

The 6th MUSE Conference will be held from February 2-4, 2022 at the Michigan League.
The conference aims to connect researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts from across different disciplines engaged in sustainability and environment-related research to foster collaborations and actions beyond research.

Members of the Global CO2 Initiative Student Association will be available to talk about their activities.

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January 18, 2022

Just and Equitable Carbon Removal

This week, on This Is CDR, Openair is pleased to welcome Professor Holly Jean Buck to talk about her important new book Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough, and discuss how we can make carbon removal policy and deployment just and equitable.

Holly Jean Buck is a geographer and environmental social scientist studying rural futures, the politics of platforms, and how emerging technologies can address environmental challenges. She works as an Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, and has a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University. She is the author of After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration and Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough.

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AirMiners is hosting an event to help those seeking employment in carbon removal. They’ll have a panel discussion of several AirMiners, who recently found jobs in carbon removal, describing their own journeys into our industry.

​Their goal is to leave their audience with signposts for finding the ideal carbon removal opportunity, based on the experiences of panelists.  

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In the spirit of last year’s ‘Carbys’, AirMiners is hosting a Year end ‘Carbys’ holiday party!! They want to build their community by providing a capstone event to an excellent 2021 as the carbon removal industry takes flight.

Rather than an awards show, think of the event as an ‘open mic day’ where we all share our own experiences and stories around values of AirMiners culture in 2021: Did you start a company, find a job, give help, get help?

Some of the things that make compelling stories are resilience, audacity, environmental justice, and making introductions. Stories can be about anything in carbon removal that was meaningful to you.


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December 1, 2021

The FECM Carbon Management Webinar

Helping Meet the United States’ Net-Zero Goals

Did you know that the atomic mass of carbon is 12.01? That’s why DOE chose December 1st (12.01) as the date for the Carbon Management Webinar, hosted by the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM).

This webinar will highlight the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) efforts to advance a suite of approaches to mitigate carbon emissions from the power and industrial sectors and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to meet the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Carbon Management Webinar will feature FECM experts Dr. Jennifer Wilcox, Acting Assistant Secretary; Dr. Shuchi Talati, Chief of Staff; Dr. Emily Grubert, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Carbon Management; and other carbon management experts.

Join us on 12.01 at 12:01 p.m. EST.

Global CO2 Initiative Student Association (GCISA) Fall 2021 Showcase

The Global CO2 Initiative Student Association (GCISA) will host the very first showcase event this semester! The Fall 2021 Showcase is happening on Friday, December 3, 2021 between 5:00-6:30pm EST at the Michigan League in the Hussey Room (Floor 2).

During this event, they’ll be sharing about their accomplishments this semester and give an overview of club-wide achievements, including building direct air capture machines and accompanying solar power sources. Attendees can find out about how to get involved in student-led carbon removal initiatives on the U-M campus. There will also be a reception during which attendees can enjoy refreshments provided by U-M Catering and connect with others interested in carbon removal on the U-M campus. Above all, this is a celebration of all of GCISA’s achievements this semester!

Please register and indicate if you plan on attending in person or virtually.

November 17, 2021

SEMINAR INVITATION I CO2 Capture and Utilisation: Where Are We?

Next Wednesday, the 17th of November from 6.30 pm (CET), CO2 Value Europe Director of Communications and Climate Science, Célia Julia Sapart, is participating in a public seminar on Carbon Capture and Utilisation organised by AGRO Louvain.

The hybrid seminar titled “CO2 Capture and Utilisation: Where Are We?” is organised in cooperation with AILouvain – Alumni Ingénieurs Louvain and the Research and Innovation Centre for Process Engineering (UCLouvain – Université catholique de Louvain), and will focus on the state of the art of different CCU technologies and their related impact and opportunities.  

Seminar panelists:
Damien Debecker (UCLouvain)
Patricia Luis Alconero (UCLouvain)
Jan Mertens (ENGIE & Universiteit Gent)
Célia Julia Sapart (CO2 Value Europe)

More info and registration at

The seminar will be held in French and in English depending on the speaker.

November 11, 2021

How Going to Space Would Change our Planet: The Climate and Societal Implications of Space Tourism and What’s at Stake

With civilian space travel becoming a new reality, policymakers, investors, academia, innovators, journalists and consumers need to take stock and assess the unique value add of this new mode of travel. Historically, space exploration was a catalyst contributing to technological advancements across industries. Will the recent civilian space missions “democratize” travel into the universe, and in turn, expedite the decarbonization innovations needed on Earth? The (sub)orbital flight tickets will take time to become more accessible to everyone on this planet: should the extravagant investment be used to address other global sustainability challenges instead? The panel of industry experts and editorial leaders will unpack the environmental and societal implications of space tourism, discuss industry outlook and the trajectory they anticipate in the years to come.

Join Volker Sick, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Nicole Stott, Veteran-NASA Astronaut, John Timmer, Senior Science Editor, Ars Technica, and Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor, Ars Technica as the discuss this intriguing topic.

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November 4, 2021

CCU, the scientific basis WEBINAR ‎

What does a carbon circular economy mean? What are Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies and what are their impacts on our climate, on our energy systems and industrial business models? Where do we stand in terms of these technologies and what are the perspectives and challenges to deploying them at a large scale?

CO2 Value Europe, COValue Australia and the Global CO2 Initiative (USA) are co-organizing a webinar on the 4th of November from 1 – 2.30 pm (CET) to give the word to scientific experts on all aspects of CCU from our three continents.

During this webinar, a multi-disciplinary panel of experts amongst others Prof Peter Styring (University of Sheffield), Dr Barbara Olfe-Krautlein, (IASS POTSDAM), Dr Deepak Pant (VITO), Prof Volker Sick (University of Michigan), Sophia Hamblin Wang (CO2 Value Australia/MCI) will give an overview of the scientific basis of CCU, discuss the main challenges for its deployment and answer questions from the audience.

Join this exceptional intercontinental event and register online as soon as possible. The complete agenda will follow soon.

For more information, follow our video campaign: “MEET the CCU experts”.

Scaling solutions for difficult-to-abate, carbon intensive sectors.

Parth Vaishnav: (Moderator) Assistant Professor, School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

Christina Reynolds: Cofounder & Chief Science Officer, Remora

Jessie Lund: Senior Associate for Carbon-Free Mobility program, RMI

Tadeu Carneiro: Chairman & CEO, Boston Metal

Volker Sick: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering, DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, Director, Global CO2 Initiative, University Michigan

Julia Reichelstein: Investor, Piva Capital

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October 25 – 28, 2021


The urgency of the climate crisis is accelerating — and so, too, is the opportunity to build a clean economy. We have a once-in-a-lifetime moment to transform society and create sustainable, just and resilient systems.

Join more than 10,000 leaders online — from the private and public sectors, utilities, solution providers, investors and startups — advancing systemic solutions to address the climate crisis through five key markets: clean energy, sustainable mobility, carbon removal, regenerative food systems and — new this year — resilient infrastructure.

GCI director, Dr. Volker Sick, will be one of many distinguished experts participating in this event. Dr. Sick will be moderating a session entitled “Coming Soon: Hubs for Capturing, Storing and Using Carbon” on October 28 at 10:30AM PT.

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