DAVOS, SWITZERLAND - January 21, 2016 — The Global CO2 Initiative was launched today during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. The Initiative, and its research funding arm CO2 Sciences, will catalyze innovative research in carbon capture and utilization (CCU). It will also accelerate commercialization of CCU products. Preliminary estimates put the annual market for CCU products at $800 billion - $1.1 trillion by 2030 with potential annual reduction of CO2 in the range of two to three gigatons.
McKinsey & Company previewed preliminary findings from an unprecedented and comprehensive market assessment conducted on behalf of CO2 Sciences, Inc. The assessment cataloged the many existing and potential CCU products, including fuels, materials, chemicals, plastics, agriculture, food and industrial gases. The market assessment is based on rigorous projections of the potential revenues and carbon capture.
Individuals presenting at the launch event included:
The following dignitaries in attendance also made comments:
The Global CO2 Initiative was created to realize the ambitious goal of capturing 10% of global CO2 emissions and transforming them into valuable products. CO2 Sciences, its innovative research and development platform, is structured to aggressively catalyze funding in carbon capture and use by granting up to $400 million over ten years to many qualified research applicants throughout the world. In parallel, the Global CO2 Initiative will accelerate the commercialization of CO2 based products and services. It will use different financial vehicles to invest in companies, enabling them to grow market demand for CO2 based products. For more information, visit www.globalco2initiative.org and follow the Global CO2 Initiative on Twitter: @reuseCO2