Briefing: Opportunities in Carbon Utilization- A Vital Pathway for Decarbonization

Please join the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) for the release of a new report,“Carbon Utilization: A Vital and Effective Pathway for Decarbonization,” and a discussion hosted by the United States Energy Association (USEA).

The use of carbon captured from power plants and industrial facilities to produce commercial products—also known as carbontech or carbon recycling – is emerging as a vital strategy for decarbonizing the economy. Products as diverse as transportation fuels, building materials, and algae-based animal feeds are proving to be both technically feasible and environmentally valuable, while their developers seek to overcome barriers to commercialization.

Carbon-based products are moving quickly into the marketplace and can contribute to greenhouse gas reductions. Quickly scaling these technologies, however, will require supportive policies at all levels of government to drive near-term investment and accelerate deployment in the coming decade.

Building on the previous work of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the Global CO2 Initiative, and the Carbon Capture Coalition, the new C2ES report offers a concise description of individual carbontech sectors, discusses each sector’s potential for greenhouse gas reduction, and suggests policy actions to advance the development of carbon utilization.

The report’s authors will provide an overview of its findings, highlighting the market potential and contribution of individual technologies to greenhouse gas reduction potential. C2ES President Bob Perciasepe will moderate a panel of experts featuring representatives from DOE, NAS, and industry.



Bob Perciasepe


Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)



Jeffrey Bobeck

Director of Energy Policy Engagement

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)


Ron Munson


Cogentiv Solutions, LLC



Elizabeth Zeitler, Ph.D

Senior Program Officer, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems

National Academy of Sciences


Amishi Kumar

Program Manager, Carbon Utilization R&D

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy


Lars-Erik Gartner Ph.D

Innovation Technology Specialist

Linde plc


Ron Munson

Cogentiv Solutions, LLC.

Jeffrey Bobeck

Senior Advisor
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Bob Perciasepe

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Elizabeth Zeitler

Senior Program Officer
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Lars-Erik Gaertner

Innovation Technology Specialist & Program Manager
Linde Group

Amishi Kumar Claros

Carbon Utilization Program Manager
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management