The Techno-Economic Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment Toolkit

The Global CO2 Initiative will build upon the initial efforts of its research partners to establish a global, industry-standard Techno-Economic Analysis and Life Cycle Analysis (TEA / LCA) Toolkit.

This toolkit will serve as the critical framework and foundation for the nascent CO2 removal and utilization management industry to analyze the technologies that may have the most impact and ability to succeed in meeting climate and commercial goals.

The TEA/LCA toolkit will elevate and standardize the industry and position it for maximum growth potential in the years ahead. Our toolkit is aligned with the work performed at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

The LCA and TEA guidelines for CO2 Utilization are a valuable toolkit for promoting carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technology development.

Worked examples of how to apply the TEA and LCA guidelines can be found at Methanol Worked Examples for the TEA and LCA Guidelines for CO2 Utilization; this work is available under DOI 10.3998/2027.42/145723.

Read the outcomes from our April 2019 hands-on workshop (PDF: 946KB) in Ann Arbor that gathered over 100 CO2 experts, industry representatives, policymakers and members of the public.

Learn about CO2nsistent, a new project that launched in spring 2019. CO2nsistent will run for three years, fund a team of researchers, and build upon our first generation of guidelines.

Techno-Economic Assessment & Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines for CO2 Utilization