Carbon Management Technology Conference 2015 (CMTC 2015)

Sustainable and Economical CCUS Options
November 17-19, 2015

The 2015 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2015) will focus on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies that provide options for lowering greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining fuel diversity for sustainable growth. CMTC 2015 provides an unbiased platform to present information on carbon management solutions for continued energy and economic growth. This conference is unique in its focus on industry and sustainable/economical CCUS options that are already being performed at large-scale.

Program | Sponsorship | Committee Members | Video Interviews

With CCUS projects delayed or canceled, or with costs escalating, it is prudent to bring subject matter experts from around the world to present their approaches and solutions to carbon management.  If you are engaged in carbon management technology endeavors that you believe can impact the state of the science, you must consider submitting an abstract.

Post-Conference Summary

CMTC 2015 was a successful conference. We again thank all the committee members, sponsors & exhibitors, and conference participants for making this success possible. Including the co-located workshops that were related to CCUS, there were nearly 250 participants with approximately 55% of individuals representing industry.

A survey for participant feedback is now available. We would appreciate your comments.

Short interviews of key speakers were recorded at the conference are now available. Hear what they had to say about the critical issues concerning CCUS.

Proceedings are now available here. Use your AIChE username/password for FREE access to the proceeding. The proceedings contain the short abstracts, full manuscripts (If submitted), and presentation slides (with author permission).

Featured Events

CMTC 2015 will feature site visits to nearby facilities that use state-of-the-art CCUS technologies.  The conference will also feature top quality keynote speakers from the highest levels of the public and private sectors.


Site Visit to NRG's Petra Nova CCUS Demonstration Project

Petra Nova, a 50/50 joint venture between NRG and JX Nippon Oil Exploration (U.S.A.) Limited, is developing a commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture project at NRG's WA Parish generating station southwest of Houston, Texas.

Site Visit to Denbury's Hastings Oil Field

Hastings Field is located south of Houston, Texas.  Denbury initiated CO2 injection in the West Hastings Unit during the fourth quarter of 2010 upon completion of the construction of the Green Pipeline.

Featured Speakers

Richard Adamson

For three decades Richard Adamson has facilitated the commercialization of innovative technologies. As the first President of CMC Research Institutes (formerly Carbon Management Canada), Adamson has been driving solutions to industrial greenhouse gas emissions through the global research network. He has overseen the successful transition of CMC from a research network focused on early-stage discoveries to an independent not-for-profit helping technology developers and end-users identify and move technologies into industry-ready solutions. Mr. Adamson also assembled the national team that...Read more

Bruce Adderley

Bruce is a senior manager at the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre ( with over 20 years experience of executing R&D projects and programmes. Prior to joining academe Bruce was Manager Environment and Climate Change Strategy at Tata Steel Europe where he worked on decarbonisation roadmaps for both Tata and the wider European steel industry, and was integrally involved with the ULCOS programme. In previous roles Bruce has also managed teams responsible for emissions...Read more

Rocky Adkins

Rocky Adkins, Kentucky State Representative, currently serves as House Majority Floor Leader after being chosen for the post by his Democratic colleagues in November, 2003. A long-time veteran of the Kentucky House of Representatives, he is now serving in his 25th year as a legislator. A native of Sandy Hook, Ky., Rep. Adkins is a graduate of Elliott County High School and Morehead State University, where he also received his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. A leader in the field of energy independence, Rep. Adkins has introduced several ground-breaking pieces...Read more

José Figueroa

José Figueroa is the Carbon Capture Team Supervisor of federal project managers supporting the U.S. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Carbon Capture and Utilization Programs. José’s efforts are to promote the integration of research and business needs to meet programmatic requirements.  He has over 28 years of experience in the power generation industry spanning both the private and public sector. His experiences range from commercial scale construction and demonstration projects to management of breakthrough concept R&D projects.  He has been a member of the...Read more

Julio Friedmann

Dr. Julio Friedmann is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy.  His portfolio includes R&D and programs in Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Oil and Gas systems, international engagements in clean fossil energy, and inter-agency engagements within the US government.  Previously he held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy.  He was responsible for DOE’s R&D program in advanced fossil energy systems, large demonstration projects,...Read more

Janet Gellici

Janet Gellici (gel-lee-cee), CAE, is Chief Executive Officer of the National Coal Council (NCC).  The NCC is an Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy, providing advice and recommendations to the Secretary on general policy matters relating to coal and the coal industry.

Prior to joining the NCC in May 2013, Gellici served as Chief Executive Officer of the American Coal Council (ACC).  Gellici served as Communications Director of the Colorado School of Mines’ Management Institute and as Public Information Director of the Western Governors’...Read more

Mauricio Gutierrez

Mauricio joined NRG in 2004, shortly before the company moved to its current headquarters in Princeton, NJ. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible, as he describes it, for "making sure the trains run on time." He holds top responsibility for ensuring that NRG's entire generating and thermal operations fleets operate at top levels of safety, performance and environmental sustainability. He also leadsNRG's engineering and construction activities related to new generation and repowering projects. By overseeing commodities trading...Read more

George Koperna

George Koperna is a Vice President and Reservoir Engineering Manager with Advanced Resources International, Inc.  In this capacity, Mr. Koperna oversees an interdisciplinary team of geologists, engineers, and economists.  He has over 20 years of experience in evaluating subsurface reservoirs for the purposes of field development optimization, improved and enhanced recovery projects, as well as carbon storage applications. 

He received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University and currently serves as the Chairperson of...Read more

Charles D. McConnell

Charles D. McConnell is Executive Director of Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative, a university-wide effort to address the diverse issues associated with energy and the environment.  The Initiative is designed to partner with industry and external stakeholders to position Rice as an impartial broker that combines technology and policy to create a sustainable energy platform in resource utilization and environmental stewardship.

A 35-year veteran of the energy industry, McConnell joined Rice in August 2013 after serving two years as the Assistant Secretary of...Read more

Gail Reitenbach

As editor of POWER, the longest continuously published trade magazine for the global power generation industry, Dr. Reitenbach is responsible for brand content strategy and managing production of the monthly magazine, website (, enewsletters, and affiliated events. Prior to becoming editor in 2013, she was managing editor of POWER for nearly a dozen years.

Before joining the POWER team, she was senior editor at E Source, an energy information services company largely focused on utilities and large electricity customers.

While working...Read more

J. Greg Schnacke

Greg Schnacke is Executive Director, Governmental Relations for Denbury Resources Inc.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Schnacke coordinates government affairs activities for Denbury’s senior executive team at the federal, state and local level.

Prior to joining Denbury, Schnacke was an energy consultant and was the Chief Executive of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. He also served on the senior staff of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-KS), both in Kansas and in Washington, D.C. holding several positions including Legislative Director and Deputy...Read more

Paul Webley

Paul Webley is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Clean Energy Laboratory at The University of Melbourne.  He is manager of the Carbon Capture Program for the CO2CRC and Director (commencing 2016) of the Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage at The University of Melbourne. Paul has worked in development of carbon capture technologies for the past 15 years. His principal research interest is adsorption science and engineering spanning the range from nano-adsorbent synthesis, characterisation and testing, through to adsorption process...Read more

Yuanyuan Zhang

Yuanyuan Zhang is a Senior Engineer Leader at the Sinopec Shengli CCS Project. She is in charge of research on environmental monitoring and environmental impact assessment for carbon capture, pipeline transportation, EOR and storage.

Her research specifically focuses on: nitrosamine dispersion and health risk assessment for carbon capture; on CO2 monitoring during pipeline leakage; and on surface environmental monitoring for determination of CO2 leakage, such as air, soil gas, underground water, vegetation and ground deformation for the EOR and storage part. In...Read more


Proceedings of the 2015 Carbon Management Technology Conference are now available: