Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017 (CMTC 2017)

Global CCUS Innovation Nexus
July 17-20, 2017

Registration is now OPEN

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Note:  There will be optional site visits on Monday, July 17, 2017. The fee will be $50 per site visit. As more details become available, those who have already registered for the conference will be notified and be given the opportunity to sign up. More information about the site visit can be found here.


The 2017 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2017) 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 2017 provides an unbiased platform to present information on carbon management solutions for continued energy and economic growth.

The Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017 (CMTC 2017) builds on CMTC 2015 that attracted over 200 speakers and attendees from 16 countries, of which, 54% were from industry, 34% from academia/research organization and 12% from numerous governments. CMTC 2017 will build on this success by presenting insights and lessons learned on the requirements for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) deployment and the technologies proposed for a modern energy infrastructure that maintains fuel diversity for sustainable growth, while addressing climate change. This international conference is unique in its focus on current industry CCUS options being demonstrated at large-scale while providing insights into the next generation of innovation by leading researchers world-wide. The technology nexus of industry and researchers with a common goal of meeting 2050 forecasts requiring global CCUS deployment to achieve 2DS makes this a must attend conference. We look forward to seeing you in Houston.



CMTC 2017 Site Visits

CMTC registrants will have the option to attendee one or more of at least three site visits tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 17, 2017 between the hours of 9:00AM and 5:00PM. The site visits will allow attendies to view facilities and learn about research and development relating to carbon...

Featured Speakers

Bill Brown

Bill is the CEO of NET Power, LLC, which is working with Exelon and CB&I to commercialize a technology that will allow the world to meet its climate targets without having to pay more for electricity.  Known as the Allam Cycle, the technology produces electricity from fossil fuels (including natural gas) at a cost comparable to existing technologies, while, at no additional cost, capturing all of the carbon dioxide and other atmospheric emissions.  Bill is also the cofounder of 8 Rivers Capital, LLC, the inventor of the Allam Cycle.  Focusing on energy, telecom, water and space launch...Read more

Steven M. Carpenter

Dr. Carpenter is a seasoned executive with 30+ years of experience in the energy, mining, international, and federal contracting industry. He is an internationally recognized Subject Matter Expert on Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR), climate change, carbon, and risk management issues. Dr. Carpenter’s clientele include numerous confidential commercial clients, EPA, DOE, DOD, USACE, USAID, USTDA, the International Performance Assessment Centre for Geologic Storage of CO2 (IPAC-CO2), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), International Standards Organization (ISO), the Interstate Oil & Gas...Read more

Matthew (Matt) Carr

Matthew Carr, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the non-profit trade association for the algae sector. ABO represents the world’s leading algae businesses, institutions and individuals with a mission to promote the development of viable commercial markets for algae products. As Executive Director, Matt is the strategic and operational head of ABO with responsibility for the organization’s advocacy, communications and industry development initiatives, including the Algae Biomass Summit, the world’s largest algae conference. Matt joined ABO in 2014...Read more

Frederick R. Eames

Fred’s practice focuses on advocacy before the United States Congress and federal agencies, including legislation, rulemakings, permitting, and federal policy.

Fred’s areas of concentration include energy, environment, privacy, cybersecurity, and financial services. In the energy and environmental arena this includes work on electricity policy, carbon capture and sequestration, electric transmission, climate change, environmental risk management, infrastructure permitting, biomass, and waste issues. Regarding privacy and cybersecurity, Fred has worked on data breach notice and...Read more

Jeff Erikson

Jeff is the General Manager for the Americas region of the Global CCS Institute. He has overall responsibility for the Institute’s activities in the region, and leads a team of seven specialists engaged in all aspects of carbon capture and storage. Prior to joining the Institute, Jeff served in senior leadership positions at the non-profit Carbon War Room and the consultancy SustainAbility, where he worked on market-based solutions to climate change. He spent 14 years at Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil Corporation, where he was responsible for projects and programs in multiple engineering...Read more

José Figueroa

José Figueroa is the Carbon Capture Coordinator and Senior Project Manager supporting the U.S. DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Carbon Capture Program, where he promotes the integration of research and business needs to meet programmatic requirements.  He has over 24 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 DOE NETL Carbon Sequestration Strategy Team...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’ Association.  Gellici also...Read more

Jon Gibbins

Jon Gibbins has worked on coal and biomass gasification and combustion for over 30 years, at Foster Wheeler, Imperial College, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Sheffield and on carbon capture and storage (CCS) since 2002. He is currently Professor of Power Plant Engineering and Carbon Capture at the University of Sheffield and Director of the UK CCS Research Centre (, which is supported by Research Councils UK to lead and coordinate a programme of underpinning research on all aspects of CCS in support...Read more

Jennifer Holmgren

Dr. Jennifer Holmgren is CEO of revolutionary carbon recycling company, LanzaTech. Prior to joining LanzaTech, Dr. Holmgren was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. She was one of the key drivers of UOP’s leadership in aviation biofuels, and under her management, UOP technology became instrumental in producing nearly all of the initial fuels used by commercial airlines and the military for testing and certification of alternative aviation fuel. Today, under Dr. Holmgren’s guidance, LanzaTech is working towards...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 the Society of...Read more

Anthony Ku

Dr. Anthony Ku is the Director of Advanced Technologies at the National Institute of Clean and low-carbon Energy (NICE), the research division of Shenhua Group.  In this role, he is responsible for R&D addressing Shenhua’s strategic challenges related to carbon management and air pollution, operational efficiency, and long-term sustainability.  He is currently developing partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies in China, and building a team to apply data science to reduce emissions from power generation.

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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 Energy...Read more

Robert M. Sturtz

Bob holds a degree in Engineering and an MBA. Bob recently joined World Fuel Services as Vice President of Business Development after retiring from United Airlines with 38 years of service. Bob was responsible for the purchase and distribution of over 4 billion gallons of jet fuel. He also was General Manager of  UAFC, a fuel trading subsidiary of United Airlines that imported jet fuel to the US and sold jet fuel to over 35 other airlines under term contracts at over 30 locations throughout the country.  He has been involved in developing aviation bio-fuels for the last 7 years and was the...Read more

Steven Winberg

Winberg has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry, ranging from power generation equipment design and installation, to use of innovative fuels and holds two patents related to NOx emissions reduction using coal and natural gas.  Winberg has worked on a variety of emerging policy and energy initiatives including advanced fossil energy combustion, coal-to-liquids, fluidized bed combustion, emulsified fuels, fuel cells, alternative fuel vehicles, coal-water slurry and carbon utilization.

Winberg’s past and present external activities include: