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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) celebrated its third annual Carbon Management Day on December 1. The atomic mass of carbon is 12.01, which is why FECM celebrates Carbon Management Day on December 1st.
Carbon management is an integral part of meeting the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Carbon Management Day celebrates the progress that has been made to date and recognizes the work that still needs to be done.
The webinar provided the latest news and announcements on DOE carbon management initiatives, featured a fireside chat with DOE carbon management leaders, and informed stakeholders on how they can get involved.
Watch the Carbon Management Day Webinar 2023 Recording
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Noah Deich is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Carbon Management in the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). In this role, he oversees FECM’s Carbon Management program, which focuses on minimizing the climate and environmental impacts of fossil energy through technology pathways including carbon capture, carbon dioxide removal, carbon dioxide conversion into products, reliable carbon dioxide storage, and hydrogen production with carbon management.
Mr. Deich joined FECM from Carbon180, which he co-founded to catalyze the development of a portfolio of carbon removal solutions. Prior to that, he was an economic and management consultant with Accenture and ICF International. Deich received his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and his BA from the University of Virginia.
Senior Advisor for Deployment, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Rory Jacobson is a Senior Advisor for Deployment for the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). In this role, Jacobson will support and coordinate FECM’s carbon removal and management programs and projects.
Prior to joining DOE, Jacobson was a Deputy Director of Policy at Carbon180, where he managed the federal policy portfolio for engineered carbon removal pathways. He has supported carbon removal and management research and analysis at non-governmental organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources institute. Jacobson received his master’s in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry, where he was a Kerry Fellow.
Director of Carbon Management Technologies, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Mark Ackiewicz is the Director for the Office of Carbon Management Technologies at the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management. He is responsible for planning, management, and administration of the division’s $200 million annual budget and its portfolio of research and development activities.
Mark also serves as technical lead on several of the Department’s international research and development collaboration efforts, such as the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum and the Executive Committee for the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas (IEAGHG) R&D Program.
Mark has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s in Engineering Management from George Washington University.
Deputy Director, Carbon Management Technologies, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Sarah M. Forbes is the Deputy Director for Carbon Management Technologies in the United States Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. Sarah began her career at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, working on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) during the program’s formative years.
Prior to her current position at DOE, Sarah served as the first Director for Carbon Capture Utilization and Sequestration at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Sarah launched an interagency working group, led efforts to develop a CEQ report to congress on CCS, to issue Guidance to the Federal Agencies on responsible CCS and to establish the CCS Permitting Task Forces.
She holds a B.S. from Wheaton College in Biology and a M.S. from Mississippi State University in the Biological Sciences.
Engagement Advisor, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Mary-Ellen Kwong serves as an Engagement Advisor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. In this role, she supports domestic engagement and communications efforts focused on increasing awareness and understanding of FECM’s carbon management portfolio.
Prior to joining DOE in 2020, Mary-Ellen supported stakeholder engagement and communication efforts for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration., which she first joined in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Art History and a Post-Graduate Degree in Art History and Theory, both from the University of Otago, New Zealand.
Dr. Kelli Roemer
Engagement Program Advisor, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management
Kelli Roemer is a social scientist with the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). Kelli supports the implementation of Community Benefit Plans framework and guidance in FECM. Previously, she was at the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development in the Integrated Climate Sciences Division working on equity, resilience, and hazard assessment.
Kelli earned her doctorate in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Montana State University, where she studied community resilience and planning in transitioning coal communities in the US West.
Director, Project Management, Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations
Todd Shrader is the Director, Project Management of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED). In this role, Shrader is responsible for providing project management oversight for clean energy demonstration projects to ensure investments accelerate deployment, market adoption, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system.
Prior to this role, Shrader served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for the Office of Environmental Management. Prior to becoming the PDAS, he served as the Carlsbad Field Office Manager. Shrader holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer.
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Last Updated: December 4, 2023