The Carbon Mitigation Initiative's (CMI) research covers the areas of carbon capture, carbon storage, carbon science and carbon policy.
The Carbon 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.
The Low-Carbon Energy Group (formerly named the Capture Group) studies the production of power and fuels from fossil fuels with CO2 capture, biomass as an energy source on its own and combined with fossil fuels, wind power, and batteries for power and storage.
The Fluids & Energy 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.
The Policy & 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.