Research Projects

Acceptability of Products Containing Captured CO2: The Role of Trust, Risk Perceptions, and Product Framing

Public perception is an important component of the commercialization of these products: without the trust, support, and buy-in of end users, CCU may not achieve the level of commercial success that is necessary to meet market- and climate-related goals. Read more about Acceptability of Products containing captured CO2.

Bendable Concrete

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. Read more about Bendable Concrete.

Gauging Public Acceptance of Products Made with Captured Carbon

Exploring people’s willingness to use a product derived from captured carbon will help gauge the potential for a reliable consumer end-market. Read more about Gauging Public Acceptance of Products Made with Captured Carbon.

Stronger Natural Fibers for Composites

Natural fibers as reinforcement of polymer composites gain attention due to their remarkable mechanical properties, low cost, carbon-neutral nature, and recyclability. Read more about Stronger Natural Fibers for Composites.

Supercritical CO2 Electrolysis Using Hedgehog Particles

Economical utilization of captured CO2 becomes possible when it is electrochemically converted into nanoscale products that can be used as fuel, ultrastrong materials, and high performance plastics. Read more about Supercritical CO2 Electrolysis Using Hedgehog Particles.

Superior CO2 Capture Technology: CO2 Sorbents

In order to capture CO2 from atmosphere or industrial processes most effectively, we are developing new sorbents that increase the carbon-capture capacity of a moisture-stable sorbent relative to today’s best performer by 100%. Read more about Superior CO2 Capture Technology: CO2 Sorbents.