Carbon Mitigation Initiative News – Fall 2015

Holly P. Welles ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

The Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) held its 14th annual meeting at Princeton University on April 14 and 15, 2015. More than 100 participants gathered to discuss CMI’s most recent initiatives in the areas of science, technology, and integration and outreach. Attendees included Princeton faculty and students and colleagues from BP, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), 9 national and international universities, and several environmental non-profit organizations and policy think-tanks.

CMI Meeting 2015


At the meeting, CMI lead investigators reported on recent research advances in terrestrial and ocean carbon science, carbon capture and sequestration, climate science, and carbon target.  There were two “deep dives”: one on current research about methane leakage, the other on the timing of peaking global emissions from U.S., China, and global perspectives.

Princeton postdoctoral research fellow Zhong Zheng was awarded the CMI Best Paper award for his paper “Flow Regimes for Fluid Injection into a Confined Porous Medium” published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics in 2015.

For additional information about CMI’s recent research, see the CMI 2014 Annual Report and the 14th CMI annual meeting presentations and posters. For latest news please visit CMI website.