From nearly 100 letters of interest, teams were invited and funded to develop white papers. Twenty-seven teams have submitted their proposals and are currently under review.  A portfolio of flagship projects will be announced in Spring 2022.

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Carbon Removal
Title Research Theme MIT Faculty and Researchers
Carbon>Building Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Mark Goulthorpe (lead), Nicola Ferralis, Jeff Grossman, A. John Hart, Jeremiah Johnson, James E. Kelsey, Randy Kirchain, Christopher Knittel, Richard Roth, Brian Wardle
Center for Electrification and Decarbonization of Industry Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Yet-Ming Chiang (lead), Karthish Manthiram (lead), Bilge Yildiz (lead), Antoine Allanore, Fikile Brushett, Betar Gallant, Ahmed Ghoniem, William Green, Jeffrey Grossman, Ju Li, Elsa Olivetti, Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Yang Shao-Horn, Robert Stoner, Yogesh Surendranath, Timothy Swager, Kripa Varanasi
Demonstrating safe, globally distributed geological CO2 storage at scale Carbon Removal; Reducing Emissions Bradford Hager (lead), Howard Herzog (lead), Ruben Juanes (lead), Michael Fehler
Deploying versatile carbon capture technologies and storage at scale Carbon Removal Betar Gallant (lead), Bradford Hager (lead), T. Alan Hatton (lead), Fikile Brushett, Randall Field, Emre Gencer, Jeffrey Grossman, Howard Herzog, Christopher Knittel, Jennifer Morris, Sergey Paltsev, Kristala Prather, Yang Shao-Horn, Zachary Smith, Robert Stoner, Yogesh Surendranath, Timothy Swager, Kripa Varanasi
Directed Evolution of Biological Carbon Fixation Working Group at MIT (DEBC-MIT) Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Reducing Emissions Edward Boyden (lead), Matthew Shoulders (lead), Fábio Duarte, Claire Gorman, Robert Wilson
Managing sources and sinks of carbon in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Charles Harvey (lead), Tami Lieberman (lead), Heidi Nepf (lead), Saurabh Amin, David Des Marais, David Hsu, David McGee, Darcy McRose, J. Taylor Perron, Cesar Terrer
Protecting and enhancing natural carbon sinks – Natural Climate and Community Solutions (NCCS) Carbon Removal; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions John Fernandez (lead), Daniela Rus (lead), Joann de Zegher (lead), John Aldridge, Marcela Angel, Deborah Campbell, Alessandra Fabbri, John Loomis, Björn Lütjens, Luis Gilberto Murillo-Urrutia, Dava Newman, Roberto Rigobon, Cesar Terrer
Solar fuels as a vector for climate change mitigation Carbon Removal; Reducing Emissions Yuriy Román-Leshkov (lead), Yogesh Surendranath (lead), Martin Bazant, Christopher Cummins, Randall Field, Emre Gencer, William Green, Rafael Gómez-Bombarelli, Sergey Paltsev, Alexander Radosevich, Yang Shao-Horn, Zachary Smith, Gregory Stephanopoulos, Robert Stoner, Troy Van Voorhis, Alison Wendlandt, Bilge Yildiz
Strategies to reduce atmospheric methane Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Desiree Plata (lead), Saurabh Amin, John Hart, Charles Harvey, Harold Hemond, Asegun Henry, David Hsu, Jeremiah Johnson, Sheila Kennedy, Heather Kulik, Leslie Norford, Shuhei Ono, James Paradis, Yuriy Román, Yang Shao-Horn, Zachary Smith, Michael Strano, Yogesh Surendranath, Timothy Swager, Jessika Trancik, Bilge Yildiz
The Advanced Carbon Mineralization Initiative Carbon Removal Edward Boyden (lead), Matěj Peč (lead), Yogesh Surendranath (lead), Martin Bazant, Emre Gencer, Bradford Hager, Oliver Jagoutz, Admir Masic, Shuhei Ono, Yuriy Roman, Kripa Varanasi, Shuguang Zhang
The MIT Low-Carbon Co-Design Institute Adaptation and Resilience; Carbon Removal; Climate Policy; Climate Science; Human Impacts; Reducing Emissions Audun Botterud (lead), Dharik Mallapragada (lead), Robert Stoner (lead), Saurabh Amin, Anuradha Annaswamy, Clare Balboni, Kirkor Bozdogan, Antje Danielson, Pablo Duenas-Martinez, Kerry Emanuel, Betar Gallant, Emre Gencer, T. Alan Hatton, Marija Ilic, Christopher Knittel, Donald Lessard, Jennifer Morris, Elsa Olivatti, Sergey Paltsev, Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Christoph Reinhart, Angeliki Diane Rigos, Sanjay Sarma, Richard Schmalensee, Andy Sun, Yogesh Surendranath, Jessika Trancik