Faculty from across the university are pursuing a multitude of research projects as part of the University of Michigan Energy Institute’s Beyond Carbon Neutral initiative. This spring’s faculty workshop offered more than forty researchers a chance to learn about new research results from the project’s first-round seed grant recipients, half of whom have either published results or have results in the publication pipeline. Research shared at the workshop encompassed the three major themes of the BCN initiative: technology, the biosphere, and human systems
The U-M Energy Institute invites proposals for the Beyond Carbon Neutral initiative. This initiative will support research investigating a wide range of topics related to increasing the rate at which CO2 or other greenhouse gases are removed from the atmosphere and can safely stored (in biomass, oceanic, or geologic reservoirs), or utilized.
A collaboration of scientists has developed one of the first models to assign a dollar value to the loss or gain of species in an ecosystem.
The new work offers an economic argument for preserving biodiversity. The findings were published April 5 in Science Advances. The lead author of the paper is Bruce Hungate of Northern Arizona University. University of Michigan ecologist Bradley Cardinale is a co-author.
John Field’s full February 9 Beyond Carbon Neutral Seminar Series talk, "What can ecosystem models tell us about carbon-negative bioenergy?” is available below.
from Michigan Radio
According to NASA, 2016 was the warmest year since record-keeping began in 1880. It was the third straight year to break the record for global average temperatures. Around the world, governments, businesses and individuals are taking steps to reverse this trend.
Brent Sohngen’s full January 12 Beyond Carbon Neutral Seminar Series talk, "Forest Management and the Expanding Global Forest Carbon Sink” is available below.
Climate Central September 13, 2016 Only a handful of institutions — among them are the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Arizona State University, the University of Michigan and the Center for Carbon Removal in Berkeley, Calif. [...]
Climate Central August 09, 2016 When Sarang Supekar describes how he thinks global warming will have to be stabilized, he talks in terms of sucking a lot of carbon dioxide out of the air and [...]