The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) at Princeton University is a university-industry partnership sponsored by BP. The goal of the project is to find solutions to the carbon and climate problem that are safe, effective and affordable. Now entering our 12th year, our researchers are speeding progress in the areas of low-carbon energy, carbon storage, carbon science, and carbon policy.
2011 was a year of growth for CMI. Long-term members continued to refine and apply tools developed in our first decade to better understand CO2 capture and storage, natural carbon sinks, and carbon policy, while also striking out in new directions. At the same time, new faculty members have joined the CMI community with projects that complement and extend existing research.
New CMI Investigators
In 2011, CMI competitively awarded three projects that have brought new faces to the program. The projects involve faculty from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and the Departments of Geosciences and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.
CMI Student Update
CMI has funded over 50 graduate students and over 60 postdoctoral fellows and research staff members since 2000, providing support for interdisciplinary research and an environment that encourages examination of issues from science, technology, and policy perspectives. Here are a few examples of impacts the CMI program has had on its graduate students’ research and careers: