Carbon Management Technology Conference 2017 (CMTC 2017)

Global CCUS Innovation Nexus
July 17-20, 2017

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

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Proceedings are now available here. Interviews from the conference will be coming soon.


Featured Speakers

Juan Anguiano

Juan Anguiano is a Senior Petroleum Engineer. He supports the Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage team within BP Group Technology. He represents BP within the CCUS work stream of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He has worked in upstream oil & gas subsurface and operational roles for over 16yrs in various basins and regions from the Caspian Sea, Deep Water Gulf of Mexico and onshore US. He earned a M.Sc. Petroleum Engineering and B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He lives in...Read more

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...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 &...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...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...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...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

Victor B. Flatt

Professor Victor B. Flatt returned to the University of Houston in 2017 as the Dwight Olds Chair in Law and the Faculty Director of the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (EENR) Center. He also holds an appointment as a Distinguished Scholar of Carbon Markets at the University of Houston’s Global Energy Management Institute. He was previously the inaugural O’Quinn Chair in Environmental Law at UHLC from 2002-2009.

Professor Flatt’s teaching career began at the University of Washington’s Evins School of Public Affairs, and he has previously taught at...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

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

David Greeson

David Greeson is Vice President of Development for NRG Energy and heads up NRG’s carbon capture program.  He led the NRG team that successfully developed, financed, and commissioned the $1 billion Petra Nova project.   David began his career in the power industry at Houston Lighting & Power in customer relations over 35 years ago.  He has developed 5 major power projects which represent over $2.5 billion of investment....Read more

E. Dennis Griffith

E. Dennis Griffith is a Senior Project Manager at Granherne, KBR's front end consulting affiliate. Much of his professional work is evaluation of economic viability of projects during their concept development phases including developing high level and detailed cost estimates and performing financial analyses. His work also includes developing, monitoring, and reporting project budgets.

He has held positions of leadership and financial responsibility in non-profits and government including serving on the on the City Council of Spring Valley Village, Texas. As a concerned...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...Read more

Haroon Kheshgi

Haroon Kheshgi is a long-time member of the technical staff at ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Research.  His research addresses many aspects of global climate change science, and the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.  He has contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as an author, and review editor in the IPCC’s last four assessment reports, its Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, and its Special Report on Land Use Change.  His activities have included chairing the IPIECA Climate Change Working Group, the Society of...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

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 China Energy. In 2018, China Energy produced 15% of China’s electricity and had the world’s largest capacity in coal (180GW) and wind (37 GW) generation. Anthony is responsible for R&D addressing China Energy’s strategic challenges related to carbon management and air pollution, operational efficiency, and long-term sustainability. He is also the Chief Technology Officer for NICE America Research, the US office for NICE, with responsibilities...Read more

Vello A. Kuuskraa

Mr. Vello A. Kuuskraa, President of Advanced Resources, has over 40 years of experience in energy resources development, technology and economics.  He is an internationally recognized expert on the technologies of unconventional gas and enhanced oil recovery and their adaptation for CO2 sequestration.   He serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Carbon Capture Project, a major industry/government partnership involving BP, Chevron and Petrobras working on advanced CO2 capture and storage technologies. 

As part of DOE’s...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

Mike Monea

Michael (Mike) Monea grew up in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada with a passion for geology which has fuelled his career path to date. He holds designations as a Professional Engineer, Professional Geoscientist and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. His entrepreneurial vision is the root of his past successes in developing companies and overseeing the construction of mega-projects.

Currently, Mike is the President and CEO of the International Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Knowledge Centre a non-profit organization which he helped to establish with BHP...Read more

Frank Morton

Frank Morton currently serves as Director Technology Development for the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), after more than 35 years of experience as a chemical engineer in both industrial and research roles. He is currently responsible for bringing university, government and industrial organizations to the NCCC for collaborative technology development. This role includes identifying technology developers and coordinating agreement among the developer, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NCCC industrial partners on contracts, funding and test plans.

Morton has interacted...Read more

Abdul Qader

Dr Abdul Qader is the Capture Manager for CO2CRC, the leader in full chain CCS R&D in Australia. He joined this organisation in 2007 pioneering in the capture research and demonstration activities. He managed implementation of 8 pilot plants under industrial setting covering pre-combustion, post-combustion and gas separation, with more on the horizon. Dr Qader has Chemical Engineering background with 37 years of experience in this field.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...Read more

Mary Ellen Ternes

Mary Ellen Ternes is a partner in the Oklahoma City office of D.C. based Earth & Water Law, LLC.  Ms. Ternes represents energy, manufacturing and other industrial and municipal clients, with in-depth experience in air, hazardous waste, wastewater, drinking water program permitting, compliance, with particular emphasis in developing efficient regulatory strategies for complex and high profile processes and industries, enforcement defense, risk management, due diligence, voluntary cleanup practices as well as federal and state rulemaking, administrative proceedings and litigation....Read more

Jesse Thompson

Jesse Thompson received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Western Michigan University in 2011. He joined CAER in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Scholar and is now a Principal Research Scientist in charge of the Analytical Research Group.

Dr. Thompson’s current research is focused on developing analysis methods to identify and quantify secondary environmental contaminants including nitrosamines, oxidative and thermal degradation products of amine solvents, and trace heavy metals from carbon capture solvents, wastewater and gas phase emissions using high resolution mass...Read more

Greer Tidwell

Greer Tidwell serves as Director of Environmental Management for Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone), where he leads environmental performance, compliance, and reputation progress for the company’s North and South American  tire manufacturing, testing and distribution facilities.

During his tenure with Bridgestone Americas, Tidwell has overseen the implementation of a number of programs and initiatives that contribute to the company’s leadership position in environmental sustainability, including the ISO14001 certification of all of the company’s tire...Read more

Robert H. Williams

Dr. Williams is a Senior Research Scientist at the Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment at Princeton University.  Trained as a theoretical physicist, he shifted his research in 1970 from theoretical physics to energy systems analysis, with the aim of identifying and articulating energy technologies, strategies, and public policies that offer promise in addressing the major environmental, security, and other societal challenges posed by conventional energy.  He has been at Princeton University since 1975.  He has led Princeton’s Energy Systems Analysis Group and...Read more


Proceedings of the 2017 Carbon Management Technology Conference are now available: