CO2RE is the UK’s national research hub on Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR).
Funded by UKRI, at CO2RE we conduct research on Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR), co-ordinate demonstration projects around the UK, connect to other national and international programmes and commission grants through a flexible fund.
What we do
We are conducting cross-cutting research on the environmental, economic, social, cultural, ethical, legal and governance issues around GGR and co-ordinating across the national programme.
Who we are
CO2RE is a group of researchers and the co-ordinating Hub of the GGR-D Programme, the largest GGR programme funded by the UK government to date.
How we work
CO2RE is led by evidence and expertise, and values co-creation, engagement, diversity and inclusion. Responsible innovation is central to our approach.
What is CO2RE?
Funded through the UKRI SPF Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators (GGR-D) Programme, CO2RE co-ordinates the Programme and conducts solutions-led research to evaluate a balanced portfolio of economically, socially and environmentally scalable GGR options, with associated policy design, engagement and outreach.
This will enable the UK to lead internationally on achieving global net-zero emissions, consistent with the Paris Agreement. Backed by seven institutions and led by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, this is the largest GGR programme funded by the UK government to date. Read more about the programme.
Discover our launch event
In May 2022, CO2RE hosted a two-day conference on Greenhouse Gas Removal, alongside the rest of the Greenhouse Gas Removal Demonstrators (GGR-D) Programme and the previous GGR Programme.
The event, which launched our new programme, brought together researchers, policymakers, industry, media and the public to highlight the of GGR in effective, sustainable and equitable climate action.
Event date - June 20, 2024
At CO2RE, we are hosting an evening of fun and learning on the topic of Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR), touted as one of the key ... Read more
Event date - June 18, 2024
CO₂RE is hosting the 3rd International Conference on Negative CO₂ Emissions Read more
News and blogs
This story, published by CO2RE and Imperial College London with support from the Grantham Institute, takes you on a journey through a range of techniques to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air. Written by George Hope and Philippa Westbury, it references some of the demonstrators who are at the forefront of the field. Read more
Ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) offers significant potential for carbon removal, but effective modeling, such as the Lagrangian approach proposed in this blog by Rachel White and Steve Rackley, is essential to understand its impact on CO2 drawdown and inform real-world applications. Read more
CO2RE's Pathfinders competition call 3 is seeking to fund around four projects to research enhancing durability of storage or ... Read more
This article announces the winners of Pathfinders Call 2, a CO2RE competition to fund new approaches in methane and ocean Greenhouse Gas Removal Read more
Luka Štrubelj writes about a new CO2RE commentary that proposes improvements to the EU's for a Regulation establishing a Union certification framework for carbon removals Read more
In this blog post Josh Burke and Felix Schenuit explain how the permanence of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) should be governed. Read more
Unlocking the challenges of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification in GGR: Insights from CO2RE’s workshop
Earlier this summer, CO2RE researchers Dr Sue Rodway-Dyer and Professor Joanna House from the University of Bristol convened a workshop on MRV for GGR. Some reflections are shared here. Read more
By Dr Qingchun Yuan, Aston University. Qing is principal investigator of a CO2RE-funded project investigating diffuse methane removal and remediation by engineering chlorine radicals. Read more
CO2RE is working with The Greenhouse at Undaunted to provide funding and support for Greenhouse Gas Removal start-ups Read more
In this blog post, Professor Craig Storey of the University of Portsmouth explores whether enzymes could be the catalyst to speed up the reactions between pumped CO2 and basalts in cold areas of the Earth’s crust. Craig leads a CO2RE Pathfinders project. Read more
Josh Burke and Sam Fankhauser ask how we can build momentum and scale in the GGR industry - an industry that should be kept as small as possible Read more
In this blog post, we discuss creating the Principles for Credible Greenhouse Gas Removal through CO2RE’s co-creation workshops Read more
‘Large gap’ between planned Carbon Dioxide Removal and what is needed to limit global warming, finds new report co-led by CO2RE researchers
By George Hope A new report, The State of Carbon Dioxide Removal, finds that we are not on track to scale Carbon Dioxide Removal ... Read more
Building the new Greenhouse Gas Removal industry: What roles for the government and private sector? Read more
Dr Laurie Waller writes from a researcher workshop in Manchester on Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR). He finds how field experiments often have a distinctive social life of their own and discusses how engagement with publics will likely prove crucial to the responsible innovation of GGR. Read more
The folks from The Carbon Removal Show (TCRS) podcast joined our recent UK GGR Event: Current Innovations and Future Directions, to ... Read more
CO2RE, the Greenhouse Gas Removal Hub, is funding four innovative projects to explore new methods for capturing greenhouse gases and ... Read more
The two-day flagship event showcased the latest GGR research and innovation, highlighting its role in effective, sustainable and equitable climate action. Read more
Societal input is crucial if we are to scale up net zero energy and new technologies for carbon dioxide removal. In doing so, we can build more democratic, acceptable and intelligent technological designs for everyone. Read more
The UN's IPCC climate report acknowledges the need for carbon dioxide removal to tackle climate change – CO2RE experts outline key issues to consider Read more
CO₂RE Executive Director Dr Steve Smith has been cited in a letter sent by the influential Environmental Audit Committee to Business ... Read more
What needs to be done to build this burgeoning industry, and how CO2RE is helping the UK lead the way. Read more
Steve Smith provides information on Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs) Read more
Cleaning up waste may not sound like the most exciting, cutting-edge area of innovation. But, in the context of climate action, it is an entirely accurate description. Read more
Scientists leading national greenhouse gas removal hub sketch out six priorities to get removals right. Read more
The CO2RE Hub has been chosen to probe innovative ways of removing greenhouse gases to help to stabilise the climate. Read more
Research teams across the UK will investigate the viability of five innovative methods of large-scale greenhouse gas (GHG) removal from the atmosphere. Read more