Research

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.

Innovative Solutions


CO2 Scrubber at ClimeworksThe economic viability of carbon capture and utilization (CCU) will depend, in part, on a reliable end-market for the products derived from captured carbon. Thus, it is important to assess public perceptions of CCU products.

Read more about Gauging Public Acceptance of Products Made with Captured Carbon.

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.

Research Projects

Discover the innovations we are working on. Learn about our research projects.

Published Papers

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.


Zetian MiDr. Zetian Mi is a Professor at the University of Michigan’s Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science in the College of Engineering.

His group is focused on the investigation of semiconductor nanostructures and their application in electronic, photonic, and solar energy devices and systems. Learn about Dr. Mi.

International Research Collaborators


Climate KIC
CO2 Value Europe
IASS Potsdam
RWTH Aaachen University
Technische Universitat Berlin
The University of Sheffield
XPrize