Members Meeting – Americas

1st November 2022

Location(s): Houston


The Global CCS Institute will be hosting a Members Meeting on Tuesday, November 1 for Institute members based in the Americas. We will be hosting discussions on CCS policy, projects, and more. Held in Houston, Texas this meeting will be an in-person only event.

Date & Time: 1 November 2022 | 9:30am – 6:30pm CT

Format: Members only; in-person event

Location(s): DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston – Greenway Plaza, 6 E Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX 77046


Pre-Meeting Agenda (10:00am – Noon)

As part of this member meeting, the Institute will be hosting pre-meeting sessions on selected topics prior to the main meeting as listed below. Registration for the pre-meeting sessions begins at 9:30am with the first session beginning at 10:00am. Box lunches will be provided for pre-meeting session attendees, kindly sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. 

  • Session 1 (10:00 – 10:30am): A Class of Their Own – Differences and Similarities of Class VI (CO2) and Class II (EOR) Wells
    • Speaker: Matt Flannery, Director of Geoscience and Engineering, Stratum Reservoir
  • Session 2 (10:30 – 11:00am): CCS Policy Overview
    • Speaker: Ruth Ivory Moore, Policy and Advocacy Manager Americas, Global CCS Institute
  • Session 3 (11:00 – 11:30am): CCS Technology Update
    • Speaker: Matthew Loughrey, Acting Principal Consultant CCS Technology, Global CCS Institute Melbourne
  • Session 4 (11:30am – Noon): CCS and 24/7 Carbon Free Energy
    • Michelle Chang, Program Manager, Decarbonization Technologies, Google (virtual presentation)


Main Meeting Agenda (1:00 – 6:30pm)

Registration for the main meeting begins at noon and the main meeting start time is 1:00pm:

  • 1:00 - 1:10 pm - Global Status of CCS 2022
    • Speaker:  Jeff Erikson, General Manager – Client Engagement, Global CCS Institute
  • 1:10 - 1:40pm - DOE Programs Overview
    • Speaker: Lynn Brickett, Point Source Carbon Capture Director, US DOE
  • 1:40 - 2:15pm - Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act
    • Moderator:  Jeff Erikson, General Manager – Client Engagement, Global CCS Institute
    • Speakers:
      • Linal Perera, Business Development Engineer, Svante
      • Speaker to be confirmed, Calpine
      • Additional speakers to be announced
  • 2:15 - 2:45pm - Networking Break 
  • 2:50 - 3:35 pm - Panel 1: Storage First
    • Moderator:  Joey Minervini, Senior Consultant Carbon Storage Technologies, Global CCS Institute
    • Speakers:
      • Bill Bates, Chief, Underground Injection Control Branch,
      • Drinking Water Infrastructure Development Division, US EPA
      • Mike Celata, Regional Director, BOEM GOMR
      • Additional speaker to be announced
  • 3:35 - 4:30pm - Panel 2: Project Deployment Perspectives
    • Moderator:  Spencer Schecht, Senior Client Engagement Lead, Global CCS Institute
    • Speakers:
      • Nikhil Joshi, Director - Innovation and Technology, Talos Energy
      • Ken Haney, Strategy Advisor, Carbon Management, California Resources Corporation
      • Bob Ramaekers, Vice President Development, Tenaska
      • Gregory Ronczka, Environment & Sustainability, Lehigh Hansen
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm - Panel 3: Financing CCS
    • Moderator: Christina Staib, Global Finance Sector Lead, Global CCS Institute
    • Speakers:
      • James Mackey, Managing Director, Project Capital, OGCI Climate Investments
      • Scott Chabina, Chabina Energy Partners, CEO and Founder
      • Michael V. Johnson, Vice Chairman, J.P. Morgan
      • Matthew Kittell, Senior Investment Officer, Loan Programs Office (LPO), US DOE
  • 5:30 - 6:30pm - Networking Reception in the meeting ballroom.


Please reach out to Christina Staib ( if you have any questions regarding the meeting.

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