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The agenda is now available for “2024 Harmonizing Assessments of Carbon Management Approaches”!

We are excited to announce that the Global CO2 Initiative will host the 2024 Workshop on Harmonizing Carbon Management Assessments in May this year! This sixth workshop in the series is planned and conducted by the International CCU Assessment Harmonization Group with members from the USA as well as international partners.

This free annual hybrid workshop addresses open issues and future directions related to environmental, economic, and societal assessments of carbon dioxide capture, conversion to products, use for other purposes, or sequestration in their many forms.

Two to three 10-minute presentations set the stage for subsequent moderated breakout sessions for deep-dives.  The workshop typically covers four to five high-level topics to address the breadth of needs.

This will take place on May 21 – 23, 2024 at the Rackham Graduate School in Ann Arbor and on-line.

The event schedule below is subject to change as details are finalized.

Schedule of events

May 21, 2024

6:00 – 7:30 PM Informal welcome reception (hors d’oeuvres, drinks) (Assembly Hall)

May 22, 2024

8:00 AM Continental breakfast (Assembly Hall)

8: 30 AM Welcome and introduction

  • Volker Sick (GCI); Emily Connor (DOE)
  • Ketriel Mendy (DOE): An OCED Case study

9:00 AM Comparability across technologies and how to make choices?

  • Greg Keoleian (University of Michigan)
  • Michael Leitch (XPrize)

9:30 AM Breakouts

  • 4 select topics, moderated; topics include:
    • Trade-offs between accuracy and precision (Greg Cooney, DOE; Michael Leitch, XPrize)
    • Guidance beyond DAC within CDR: considering BiCRS, Soil & Ocean storage (Joshua Jack, U-M)
    • Audience selected

10:45 AM Break

11:00 AM International harmonization

  • Shin Morimoto (NIAIST, Japan)
  • Stefan Kelnberger, DIN German Institute for Standardization e. V., Germany (Zoom)

11:30 PM Breakouts

  • 4 select topics, moderated; topics include:
    • Standardization (TBD)
    • Avoided Emissions (Michelle Krynock, DOE)
    • Audience selected

12:30 PM Lunch (Assembly Hall)

2:00 PM Report outs from morning sessions (Amphitheater)

2:30 PM Societal Considerations (Amphitheater)

  • Simone Stewart (National Wildlife Federation)
  • Holly Caggiano (University of British Columbia)

3:00 PM Breakouts on Societal Considerations

  • 4 select topics, moderated; topics include:
    • Implications of potential S-LCA standards (Rajiv Ghimire, U-M)
    • Interfacing between societal perceptions, needs, opportunities, and technologies (Shoshannah Lenski, U-M)
    • Audience selected

4:00 PM Report outs

4:30 PM Break

5:00 PM Poster session, Art/Comics competition (Assembly Hall)

6:00 PM Dinner @ Rackham Graduate School (Assembly Hall)

May 23, 2024

8:00 AM Continental breakfast (Assembly Hall)

8:30 AM Product category rules and environmental product declarations (construction materials)

  • Stephen McCord (University of Michigan)
  • Kevin R Norfleet (Celanese)

9:00 AM Breakout sessions

  • 4 select topics, moderated; topics may include:
    • PCR interoperability and usefulness to assist in product selection
    • Uncertainty, transparency, and reporting in PCRs (Geoff Lewis, U-M)
    • Audience selected

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Tools

  • Alauddin Ahmed (University of Michigan)
  • Rosana Galindo (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)

11:00 AM Breakout sessions 

  • 4 select topics, moderated; topics include:
    • Guidance needs for the deployment of AI/ML for LCA/TEA? (Alauddin Ahmed, U-M)
    • How to utilize AI/ML without breaking consistency in assessment? (Rosana Galindo, UEdC)
    • Audience selected

12:00 PM Report outs

12:30 PM Lunch (Assembly Hall)

1:30 PM Adjourn

2:00 PM   Writing team to work on a workshop report (East Conference Room)

This event is suitable for researchers, students, practitioners, developers and users of carbon management Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Techno-economic Assessment (TEA) and users of assessment outputs.

Please note that the workshop does not provide introductory training for carbon management LCA and TEA.

Register for virtual attendance here.

Register for in person attendance here. A limited number of in person slots are available, so early registration is advised.

Please direct questions to info@globalco2initiative.org.