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Panel Discussion: Opportunities that Exist for CCU Technologies

Keynote Panel
Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 1:35pm-2:20pm CDT

Jennifer Holmgren will chair a panel on the variety of opportunities that exist for CCU technologies across the supply chain. Technology providers and end users will come together to discuss the value that CCU can bring to a variety of sectors. Panelist will discuss the challenges in getting such technologies to scale as well as the commitments being made globally to reuse carbon in everyday applications.

Panelist: Matt Carr, Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization (ABO)

Panelist: Robert Sturtz, Vice President of Business Development, World Fuel Services

Robert will be discussing the progress made in aviation by commercializing Sustainable Aviation Jet Fuel and also the commercialization of Renewable Diesel. He will discuss the AltAir project that is currently producing SAJF and RD in California and other projects that underway to increase production of sustainable fuels. He will also discuss the role United Airlines and World Fuel Services played in the AltAir project and the role WFS is playing in helping bring various projects to the market. 

Panelist: Greer Tidwell, Director of Environmental Management, Bridgestone

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

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

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

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 manufacturing facilities....Read more