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Carbon Mitigation Initiative

The Carbon Mitigation Initiative or CMI is a 15-year program at Princeton University, co-directed by Stephen Pacala and Robert Socolow, sponsored by BP and Ford, which is trying to find a compelling and sustainable solution of the carbon and climate change problem.

The CMI consists of several research groups:

  • Science Group

The Science Group collects data from the oceans, the atmosphere, ice cores, and the land biosphere to study how natural sources and sinks of carbon have varied in recent and ancient times, and how they will respond to future climatic change.

  • Storage Group

The Storage Group studies potential risks of injecting CO2 underground for permanent storage. Models of subsurface carbon dioxide behavior and laboratory studies of well cement degradation are helping the group evaluate that risk.

  • Capture Group

The Capture Group assesses technologies for capturing CO2 emissions from fossil fuels used in electricity, hydrogen, and synfuels production. Other research areas include studies of alternative fuel combustion, renewable energy, and energy storage.

  • Integration Group

The Integration Group synthesizes research discoveries and explores the policy implications of carbon mitigation strategies. It also works to communicate issues of carbon and climate to industry, government, NGO’s and the general public.

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