LCA/TEA for CO2-Based Products

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

University of Michigan North Campus

1000 Beal Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

View Map

Event description


The Global CO2 Initiative: International harmonization of Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) and Techno-Economic Assessment (TEA) approaches for CO2 based-products and guidance for policy makers

Co-hosted with: EIT Climate-KIC, National Energy Technology Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Volans

Sponsored by: KPMG, U-M College of Engineering, U-M Energy Institute, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory


This hands-on workshop will gather experts and industry representatives working in the carbon dioxide capture and utilization space jointly with interested guests from policy and civil society. The goal is to explore next-generation needs to inform future metrics, best practices, validation, and other steps toward building a global toolkit for measuring and reporting on carbon dioxide utilization or removal. Comprehensive, consistent and transparent LCA/TEA assessments, integrated into the policy landscape, will accelerate funding decisions and promote sustainability-driven technology development.


This workshop is for invited practitioners and organizations only, and registration is limited to 100 guests. Attendance at the workshop assumes corporate interest, and/or some familiarity with LCA and/or TEA of CO2-based products as well as the guidelines and worked examples that can be accessed via the Global CO2 website.

Please forgive us for not being able to welcome everyone at this time, space is limited and it is essential that the meeting has a suitable number of attendees to move this urgent field forward.


April 9 – Welcome Reception at Zingerman’s Greyline, 6-8 PM (see details below)

April 10 – Workshop Day One, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

- Coffee & Fruit

- Welcome to UM and introduction to workshop goals (from pre-meeting survey), Volker Sick

- Welcome: Tim Stiles, KPMG

- Overview of LCA/TEA Resources and Guidance Documents for CO2-based products

a) Global CO2 Initiative



- Introduction to Stakeholder LCA/TEA needs and Outcomes

a) Project investment

b) Product marketing and labeling

c) Policy deployment


- Report out from breakout sessions



- Creating a Blueprint for The New Carbon Economy, Volans

- Industry examples for use of LCA/TEA to support decision making


- Report out

Dinner at University of Michigan Museum of Art, 6-8 PM, see details below

April 11 – Workshop Day Two, 8:00 AM to 2:15 PM

- Policy Session

a) What do policymakers expect from LCA and TEA guidance documents and tools?

b) How can practitioners and companies best communicate with policymakers?


Adjourn after Lunch


Workshop Location

Please note that this venue is about 2 miles away from hotels. If you will need daytime parking on campus, can you please e-mail us ahead of time and let us know so that we can ensure there is a parking space and pass for you?

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

1000 Beal Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(click here for details)


For conference attendees who require lodging, a variety of hotels are available in Ann Arbor for guests to choose from. Hotels on U-M's central campus are in downtown Ann Arbor which bustles with great dining and nightlife.

Hotels located in downtown include:

- Residence Inn By Marriott Downtown Ann Arbor (special Global CO2 Initiative room block price $229 plus taxes, valet parking $25 per day)

- The Graduate

- Bell Tower

Hotels near the University of Michigan North Campus include:

- Holiday Inn-Ann Arbor (special Global CO2 Initiative room block price $119 plus taxes),

- Hampton Inn-North Campus.


Lunch and snacks will be provided during the LCA-TEA workshop. Special diet requests and any other needs can be accommodated, please e-mail Susan Fancy,

April 9th Welcome Reception at Zingerman’s Greyline, 6-8 PM

We’d be very pleased if you could join us at the newest location of a world famous eatery! For those of you staying at the Residence Inn, it is right next door. If you are staying at the Graduate or the Bell Tower, it is about ¾ of a mile and a 12-minute walk. It is four miles from the Holiday Inn and is best reached by car. See you there!

Zingerman’s Greyline

100 N. Ashley St

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

T: 1-734-230-2300

(Click here for details)

April 10th Dinner at University of Michigan Museum of Art, 6-8 PM

Network with participants of the LCA/TEA workshop at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104. A private sit-down dinner will be hosted in the beautiful and newly renovated Apse of the Museum.

The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

525 South State Street

Ann Arbor MI 48104

(click here for details)

Bus transport will be provided from the workshop location – the Gerald Ford Presidential Library - to the University of Michigan Museum of Art. For travel back to your hotels afterwards, the Residence Inn Downtown hotel is a one-mile walk to the Art Museum, allow 15 minutes travel time. The Bell Tower hotel is 0.4 miles away and is a 5-minute walk. The Holiday Inn is about four miles away and is best reached by car.

Parking & Transport from Hotels

A limited number of parking spaces will be available for guests traveling by car. An attendant will be on hand outside at the event venue - the Ford library - to provide a parking pass and assist you. Parking support will be available from 7:30 to 9:00 AM each morning. If you will need a parking pass, please contact us to make arrangements, thank you!

For those coming from local hotels, Uber, Lyft, and Taxi services are all available. The Holiday Inn North Campus also operates a free shuttle at specific times of day.

Questions? Please contact Event Manager Susan Fancy, or 734-763-8803

Date and Time


Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library

University of Michigan North Campus

1000 Beal Ave

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved