The mission of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) is to lead the way to a compelling and sustainable solution of the carbon and climate change problem.
By combining the unique and complementary strengths of the CMI parties -- one dynamic academic institution and an influential global company -- CMI participants seek to attain a novel synergy across fundamental science, technological development, and business principles that accelerates the pace of discovery, from proof of concept to scalable application.
CMI aims to identify the most credible methods of capturing and sequestering a large fraction of carbon emissions from fossil fuels in order to establish which, if any, of these methods will:
- Have the desired effect on atmospheric carbon and climate.
- Be safe and reliable, with minimal negative environmental impact.
- Involve neither prohibitive economic costs nor prohibitive disruption of patterns of energy consumption.