Research at the Global CO2 Initiative supports the development of captured carbon product technologies — both technological and biological — from early stage R&D through the stages of demonstration and early commercial deployment.
The Global CO2 Initiative is cultivating existing and potential industry and research partners to further collaborate and expand R&D and deployment opportunities for carbon dioxide removal and utilization technologies.
The cement industry contributes 5–8% of global CO2 emissions. This CO2 can also be repurposed and utilized in curing the cement to manufacture concrete and other construction materials with desirable mechanical properties.
CO2 sequestration in cement offers a pathway for reducing net CO2 footprint and approaching a closed loop of carbon flow for a sustainable construction industry. Read more about Bendable Concrete.
Toolkit & Roadmap
The Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis Toolkit (TEA/LCA) is a critical toolkit for the nascent CO2 removal and utilization management industry to accurately assess the economics and CO2 removal potential of a product.
The Global Roadmap for Implementing CO2 utilization presents a roadmap for the commercialization potential of carbon dioxide utilization through 2030.
The Company and Deal Index was created by CO2 Value Europe, the Circular Carbon Network, the Global CO2 Initiative, XPrize, Carbon180, and the New York Community Trust to help the market understand the emerging solution landscape and facilitate collaboration.
Discover the innovations we are working on. Learn about our research projects.
Our published papers are open to the public, available via the University of Michigan Library Deep Blue repository, in PDF format. View our list of published papers.
Professor Ortwin Renn serves as Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam (Germany).
Dr. Renn also serves as a faculty member at the Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan. His research investigates the role of energy technologies and policies that help in reducing climate impact. Learn about Dr. Renn.