As global CO2 emissions continue to accelerate, a diverse set of solutions is critical to reduce, reverse and remove carbon dioxide emissions to prevent further atmospheric warming. Paired with the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency products, decarbonization technologies and methods can help achieve global climate goals in this century.

Led by Volker Sick, the mission of the Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan is to fund and conduct research to transform CO2 into commercially successful products using a system-level process of technology assessment, technology development and commercialization. Our goal: to reduce atmospheric CO2 levels by the equivalent of 10% of current global CO2 emissions by 2030. The Initiative will identify and assist with economics understanding and policy levers needed to speed progress of carbon-based product deployment, while gauging public perception of and interest in these products.

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