19th March 2019

Please join the Global CCS Institute and stakeholders from across the private sector, the government, and NGOs to discuss the realities of decarbonizing the American economy in an effort to fight climate change.

Diverse international panels will discuss the levers necessary to accelerate the future of a zero-carbon economy and the important contribution of carbon capture technologies in delivering large emissions reductions.

According to the findings of the IPCC 1.5°C report, the time for inaction is long past. Experts clearly state that reducing emissions with one or two ‘chosen’ technologies is no longer enough. The truth is that we will need all of the currently available technologies to be deployed at scale to ensure a future without emissions.

Be part of a dedicated group committed to action.



8:30 - 9:00 Arrival and Coffee

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome

Jeff Erikson, General Manager, Client Engagement, Global CCS Institute

9:10 - 9:30 The Big Picture

Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute

9:30 - 10:30 The Business of Decarbonizing & The Decarbonizing of Business

Decarbonizing Energy - Uuganbayar Otgonbaatar, Corporate Strategy Manager, Exelon

Decarbonizing Transport – Sue-Ern Tan, Group Carbon Relations Manager, Shell

Decarbonizing Industry – Hicks Winters, Director of Government & Public Affairs, LafargeHolcim US

Greg Gershuny, Interim Director, Energy & Environment Program, Aspen Institute

Moderator: Guloren Turan, General Manager, Advocacy and Communications, Global CCS Institute

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break

11:00 – 11:30 Armchair Discussion: CCS in the US and Around the World

Brad Page, CEO, Global CCS Institute and Lou Hrkman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, US Department of Energy

11:30 - 12:30 The Role of Government – The California Strategy

Briana Mordick, Senior Scienist, Land & Wildlife and Climate Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council

Deepika Nagabhushan, Energy Policy Associate, Decarbonized Fossil Energy, Clean Air Task Force

Scott McDonald, Director, Biofuels Development, Archer Daniels Midland

Moderator: Lee Beck, Senior Advisor, Advocacy and Communications, Global CCS Institute

12:30 - 1:30 Networking Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 The Role of Government – Policies to Drive Investment

Alex Zapantis, General Manager, Commercial, Global CCS Institute to present recently released paper on which global policies are driving CCS investment


Myles Culhane, Assistant General Counsel, Occidental Petroleum

Melissa Horton, Government Affairs Director, Southern Company

Cecile Conroy, Director, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Kurt Waltzer, Managing Director, Clean Air Task Force

Moderator: Jeff Bobeck, Director of Energy Policy Engagement, C2ES

2:30 - 3:00 Communicating the Value of CCS - Policymakers Communication Survey

Patricia Loria, Senior Client Engagement Lead, Global CCS Institute, and Bill Dalbec, Managing Director of APCO Insight, APCO

3:00 - 3:30 Networking Break

3:30 - 4:30 The Next Big Thing

The Hydrogen Economy - Robert Wimmer, Director, Energy Environmental Research, Production Regulatory Affairs, Toyota Motor North America

Carbon Utilization - Laurel Harmon, VP, Government Relations, Lanzatech

Direct Air Capture - Lori Guetre, Director, Strategic Business Development, Carbon Engineering

Moderator: Patricia Loria, Senior Client Engagement Lead, Global CCS Institute

4:30 - 4:45 Closing Remarks

Jeff Erikson, General Manager, Client Engagement, Global CCS Institute

4:45 Adjourn

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