The Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan and Climate-KIC, has funded a $1.5m project to identify promising carbon dioxide utilisation technologies.

The new project, ‘CO2nsistent’, will run for three years, fund a team of researchers, and seek to deepen and broaden a first generation of guidelines that were established by the initial project partners in 2018.

The project will also continue to support current industries and researchers developed these new technologies and applications.

“We have an opportunity to accelerate the development and deployment of CO2 utilisation technologies. This requires well-informed decisions and for that we need to have harmonised, robust assessments to guide research, investment, and policymaking,” said Volker Sick, Director of the Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan.

“We must know upfront, before deployment that new technologies will be carbon negative and dollar positive,” said Sick.

“The CO2sistent project builds on research and innovations previously funded by EIT Climate-KIC. It reflects the need to making existing knowledge and methodologies broadly accessible beyond Europe,” said Climate-KIC’s Sira Saccani, Director of Sustainable Production Systems.

Carbon dioxide capture and utilisation technologies aim to remove greenhouse gases from the air and turn it into useful, profitable products. Such technologies range from reforestation to direct air capture and further use of the captured biomass or CO2.

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