Based at Princeton University, the Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) is a university-industry partnership sponsored by bp that began in 2000. In 2014, bp renewed CMI’s contract for an additional 5 years, carrying the program forward through 2020.
Administered by the Princeton Environmental Institute, CMI currently includes 14 lead faculty and more than 60 Princeton research staff and students. The program addresses the natural and industrial processes that determine the rate of accumulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and identifies both risks and opportunities posed by the carbon problem. Research teams are organized into three groups: science, technology, and integration.