S1 E3 - The Blue Sky Podcast


What’s more expensive—dealing with climate change, or not dealing with climate change? The Global CO2 Initiative is trying to break the trade-off by making carbon-negative manufacturing pay. The effort views the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as a resource to be mined from smokestacks or even the air and used to make a variety of products from clothing and shoes, to concrete and packaging.


The project aims to reduce the equivalent of 10% of current atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions annually by 2030. Volker Sick, a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the initiative, explains the concept.


The Blue Sky Podcast is an award winning limited series from RE: Engineering Radio and the University of Michigan College of Engineering. We’re following four research projects in critically important areas of global consequence.

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