Grant Faber

Founder and President, Carbon-Based Consulting LLC

Successfully mitigating and reversing climate change will require substantial innovations and advances in policy, technology, markets, behavior, and design. I specialize in the nexus between technology and markets. My career is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations measure, understand, and improve the economic, environmental, and social performance of climate technologies to accelerate commercialization and maximize climate impact.

Through Carbon-Based Consulting LLC, I offer services including techno-economic assessment, life cycle assessment, and custom requests. Types of clients that may be interested in these services include startups, investors, startup accelerators/studios/incubators, environmental nonprofits, and larger consulting firms.

I primarily work with carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) technologies, but my goal is to help bring as many climate-friendly technologies to market as quickly as possible. If I can help you with this, please email me to set up a consultation call today!

Email me: grant@carbonbasedconsulting.com

Find me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/grfaber

Professional Experience

  • Senior Techno-Economic Analyst, Twelve
  • Consultant, Expert Reviewer, and Cost Evaluation Guidelines Reviewer, XPRIZE Carbon Removal
  • Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Assessment Mentor, AirMiners Launchpad and AirMiners Investor Academy
  • Technical Operations/Economic Modeling Analyst, Heirloom
  • Project Lead and Content Curator, AssessCCUS
  • Techno-Economic Assessment Researcher, Global CO2 Initiative
  • Reviewer for Carbon Management Imperative, Activate
  • Financial Planning & Analysis, DigitalGlobe


  • Master of Science, University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Previous Technologies Assessed

  • Electrochemical CO2 reduction to CO and subsequent chemical and fuel synthesis via Fischer–Tropsch
  • Production and use of novel amine-grafted silica gel sorbents for direct air capture (DAC)
  • Passive DAC using chemical looping
  • Novel electrochemical DAC systems
  • Novel DAC design using acid–base reaction
  • Novel bioelectrochemical methanogenesis system
  • Ionomer and electrochemical catalyst synthesis
  • Membrane electrode assembly (MEA) fabrication
  • Electrochemical stack component production and assembly
  • Novel water electrolysis system
  • Direct ocean capture (DOC) system
  • Novel plastic pelletization and pyrolysis process
  • Algal biodiesel production
  • Algal carbon removal pathway
  • Production of bacterial nanocellulose
  • Production of industrial chemicals and compostable polymers via fermentation
  • Enhanced weathering via mine tailing carbonation
  • Carbonated aggregate production
  • Generalized Sabatier process producing low-carbon methane
  • Biogenic CO production via the Boudouard reaction
  • Carbonated engineered cementitious composite (ECC)
  • Carbonated precast concrete production
  • Production and use of natural fibers for fiber-reinforced composites
  • Synthesis and use of hedgehog particle catalysts for photochemical reduction of CO2


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