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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) celebrated its second annual Carbon Management Day on December 1 (12.01). The atomic mass of carbon is 12.01, which is why FECM celebrated the first-ever Carbon Management Day last year.

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 updates on key initiatives, took a closer look into FECM-funded carbon management projects, and informed stakeholders on how to get involved.

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Event details

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 12:01 PM EST
  • Free to attend
  • Open to the public and press
  • Full agenda can be found here

Speakers

Brad Crabtree

Brad Crabtree

Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management 

Mr. Brad Crabtree is the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), where he leads and directs FECM’s research and development programs and oversees the Office of Petroleum Reserves.  

Mr. Crabtree brings nearly three decades of experience in energy and climate policy to his role as Assistant Secretary. Prior to joining DOE, he served as Vice President for Carbon Management at the Great Plains Institute (GPI), where he cofounded and directed the Carbon Capture Coalition, which works to advance carbon management technologies to meet climate goals, create high-wage jobs, and support domestic energy and industrial production.    

A North Dakota native, Mr. Crabtree is a graduate of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and has an MA in history from Johns Hopkins University. 

Dr. Jennifer Wilcox

Dr. Jennifer Wilcox

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management  

Dr. Jennifer Wilcox is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management and is on leave as the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, as a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute (WRI), she led WRI’s Carbon Removal Program.  

Dr. Wilcox holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and an M.A. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona and B.A. in Mathematics from Wellesley College. Dr. Wilcox's research takes aim at the nexus of energy and the environment, developing both mitigation and adaptation strategies to minimize negative climate impacts associated with society's dependence on fossil fuels. She has served on committees of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Physical Society to assess carbon capture methods and impacts on climate. She is the author of the first textbook on carbon capture, Carbon Capture, published in March 2012. She co-edited the CDR Primer on carbon dioxide removal in 2021. 

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Mark Ackiewicz

Director of Carbon Management Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management  

Mr. Mark Ackiewicz is the Director for the Office of Carbon Management Technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and 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. 

Mr. Ackiewicz 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.

He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s in Engineering Management from George Washington University. 

Holly Buck

Dr. Holly Buck

Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management 

Dr. Holly Buck is a Management and Program Analyst in the Stakeholder Engagement Division of the Office of Carbon Management. She also supports justice and engagement efforts across the office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management.   

Dr. Buck is an Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University at Buffalo, and holds a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell. Her research focuses on community concerns, ideas and priorities around carbon capture, utilization and storage and carbon removal approaches. She is a contributing author to the carbon removal chapter of the IPCC WG3 report and a co-author of the National Academies report on a research strategy for ocean carbon removal. 

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Matt Antes

Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

Mr. Matt Antes is a Management and Program Analyst in the Strategic Engagement division within the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). In this role, he provides policy and technical expertise on carbon management strategies, including carbon capture and carbon dioxide removal. He coordinates U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) engagement in strategic partnerships with other governments, research organizations, and bilateral and multilateral stakeholder efforts.

Prior to joining DOE, Mr. Antes served as Director of climate change risk management where he provided contract support for over 17 years in DOE to the Offices of International Affairs, Policy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and FECM. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.  

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Dr. Raghubir Gupta

President & Co-founder, Susteon

Dr. Raghubir Gupta is the President and co-founder of Susteon, a North Carolina techonology company focusing on technologies that can help mitigate the effect of climate change, such as development and deployment of low-carbon solutions. Dr. Gupta has 30 years of experience leading techonology development and research. He earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.

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John Northington 

Director, National Carbon Capture Center

Mr. John Northington is the director of the National Carbon Capture Center, a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored research facility managed and operated by Southern Company. He also serves as director of net-zero technologies for Southern Company research and development.

The National Carbon Capture Center is an Alabama-based test facility working to accelerate the development and commercialization of technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-based power plants, and to promote carbon utilization and direct air capture solutions.

Mr. Northington holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama.

Want to learn more?

Read a recap or watch a replay of the webinar from last year’s Carbon Management Day.

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