James Watt is Process Engineering Manager for the Wood's Tees Valley Centre in Darlington, UK, www.woodplc.com. He manages a team of process engineers and process specialists delivering projects from concept to commissioning in multiple sectors including conventional power, chemicals, CCS, renewables, gas storage and transmission and upstream oil and gas. Formerly Technical Manager - CCS, which included principal roles in the Longannet transportation FEED, capture projects and cluster/infrastructure studies (Yorkshire & Humber x2, Teesside x2, Scotland x2).
A Technical Discipline mentor and authority for carbon capture and storage and renewable energy and has been the engineering lead for renewable energy and climate change related projects. Activities include supporting the business stream by assessing technologies, project technology screening and validation and examining policy and strategic issues from an engineering stand point. James is responsible for technical delivery of both engineering and related consultancy projects particularly in the fields of Carbon Capture and Storage, Hydrogen generation and storage, biofuels, wind power generation, energy from waste and biomass.
Previously a technical representative for the company to the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and a member of the Technical and Policy & Regulation working groups. He has served on the advisory boards and participated in several academic led R&D projects, serves on the Energy Institutes CCS Technical committee and was the chairman of the Energy Industries Councils CCS forum.