Center for Natural Carbon Capture

Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture

Finding solutions to climate change through advances in natural carbon sequestration.

The Center, launched by a generous gift from the FedEx Corporation, will focus on developing collaborative and innovative solutions to remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere and mitigate the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.

Research Focus Areas
Ecosystem Capture
Ecosystem Capture

Enhancing the ability of ecosystems, agricultural crops and soil, and algae to take up carbon, with a focus on forest restoration.

Geological Sequestration
Geological Sequestration

Expanding subsurface carbon storage and accelerating the ability of rocks and minerals to lock up carbon in stable, essentially permanent and limitless storage.

Nature as a Model
Nature as a Model

Using synthetic processes to convert carbon dioxide into fuels or materials, using both photosynthesis and natural geochemical processes as a model.