The Center for Natural Carbon Capture will unite research endeavors taking place across Yale and focus them on a shared end. It will foster closer connections among researchers in YSE, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering & Applied Science, and particularly among key departments such as Earth and planetary sciences, ecology and evolutionary biology, chemistry, and chemical and environmental engineering. Yale is also home to renowned centers and institutes, such as the Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering, the Yale Energy Sciences Institute, and the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, which represent extensive expertise in the disciplines required to advance these efforts. The Center for Natural Carbon Capture will accelerate, bolster, and broadcast activity across all these areas.
The goal of the Center for Natural Carbon Capture will be to develop interventions that enhance the Earth’s abilities to store carbon and other methods that model natural processes. The center will develop a portfolio of natural carbon removal strategies that combines both rapid and long-term approaches.