Board members

Mr Tony Alderson

Mr Tony Alderson

Mr Brian Allison

Mr Brian Allison

Mr Jeremy Carey

Mr Jeremy Carey

Dr Mona J Mølnvik

Dr Mona J Mølnvik

Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian

Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian

Dr Owain Tucker

Dr Owain Tucker

Mr James Watt

Mr James Watt

Mr Tony Alderson

Tony Alderson joined WSP as CCS Technical Lead in December 2012. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer with 26 years of experience in the provision of engineering design, technical support and specialist consultancy services to the upstream and midstream hydrocarbons and energy sectors. Tony has expertise in carbon capture, utilisation & storage, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, gasification, Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis/gas to liquids and clean energy.Tony’s background includes process design, evaluation and simulation, project planning, management and financial control, capital cost estimation and economic/techno-economic evaluation, market assessment and competitor/opportunity analysis. He is also a trained and experienced HAZOP Chairman.

Mr Brian Allison

Assistant Head CCUS R&D and Innovation Policy, (BEIS)Brian joined the UK Civil Service 42 years ago where he has contributed to the development of UK energy policy since 2002; he joined the BEIS CCUS Team in 2010 and currently leads on CCUS R&D, innovation and international collaboration policy.Brian is a co-lead of the CCUS Clean Energy Ministerial Initiative (with the USA, Saudi Arabia and Norway) where he is pursuing, in line with the BEIS Clean Growth Strategy, opportunities to encourage the development of CCUS internationally. Brian is also the co-lead (with Saudi Arabia) for the Mission Innovation Carbon Capture and Storage Challenge. He represents the UK on the Technical Group of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) and the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG). He is also a member of the European CCS Laboratories Infrastructure (ECCSEL) General Assembly.Brian is the UK lead and main contact point for the CCUS “ACT” (Accelerating CCUS Technologies) grant programme where he works with a number of international partners to develop CCUS R&D projects.Brian is a part time Associate Lecturer with The Open University, where he tutors on their Renewable Energy and Communication and Information Technology courses.

Mr Jeremy Carey

Jeremy is Chair of the UKCCSRC Board and MD of Exergetic Limited, helping both private and public sector clients with various aspects of R&D funding and technology commercialisation. Until 2019 he was MD of 42 Technology, a company of ~40 engineers and scientists providing R&D and product development services. Previously he spent 6 years working for SSE, where he led a variety of projects in areas including biomass conversion, SCR retrofit, multi-fuel power plants and CCS. In 2009/10 Jeremy was a lead author of the funding bid for CCPilot100+, later serving on the project steering board and R&D Steering group during the operations phase. From 2010-12 he raised the profile of, shaped and was the capture lead for the >£1Bn Shell/SSE joint venture Peterhead CCS project currently in FEED. Jeremy was formerly an advanced control engineer at AspenTech, developed an FDA approved medical device at Astron Clinica and worked as a Process Engineer for both Bechtel and Petrofac International. Jeremy read Chemical Engineering at Cambridge and holds a Cranfield MBA.

Dr Mona J Mølnvik

Dr. Mona J. Mølnvik has a PhD within Mechanical Engineering from NTNU and became Research Director for Gas technology in SINTEF Energy Research in 2011 from a position as chief scientist. She has been with SINTEF since 1997. Mølnvik has been active in CCS research since early 2000. She was central in developing, leading and expanding the centre of excellence, FME BIGCCS - International CCS Research Centre (2009-2016) to becoming one of the largest CCS R&D efforts worldwide. Further, she has been involved in developing several EU-projects. Mølnvik has been a central contributor to development of strategies for CCS, and she was the first leader of the CO2 transport initiative of EERA JP Carbon Capture and Storage. Mølnvik is the director of the newly started Centre of Excellence FME NCCS - Norwegian CCS Research Centre.

Prof Mohamed Pourkashanian

Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian is the Head of Energy Institute at the University of Sheffield, the Managing Director of the Translational Energy Research Centre and the General Secretary of International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF).As a Professor of Energy Engineering he has completed numerous major research projects on clean energy technology and has received substantial grants from partners such as the EU, NATO, industrial partners and RCUK-EPSRC. He is a member of several international and national scientific bodies e.g., All Party Parliamentary Renewable Transport Fuels Group, member of ISCF-Industrial Decarbonisation Advisory Group, and is Chair of the International Test Centre Network (ITCN). Professor Pourkashanian led the establishment of the Pilot-scale Advanced Capture Technology (PACT) national facilities in 2012 and has been the Executive Director of PACT for the past 6 years. He has published more than 474 refereed research papers and co-authored four books. At the Translational Energy Research Centre, Professor Pourkashanian provides expert academic, strategic and operational leadership to the project and its team members, directly contributing to all ongoing activity.

Dr Owain Tucker

Owain Tucker is the Global Deployment Lead and the Principal Technical Expert in Carbon Storage in Shell. In these roles he variously leads or supports the delivery of CCS projects around the world, and is responsible for storage exploration and appraisal; technical assurance; integration; technology maturation; helping to shape the CCS research agenda; and the development of competences and capacity within Shell. He worked directly on the maturation of the Goldeneye CO2 store in the UK North Sea for over six years and lead the sequestration team who delivered the storage permit application and Storage development plan.Owain represents Shell in global taskforces which focus on the development of CCS and low carbon fuels and co-chairs the SPE group developing a Storage Resource Maturation System, and the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative Storage Working Group. He is on the executive committee of the IEA GHG R&D programme, and is a member the ZEP taskforce technology. He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University where he lectures in CO2 storage.In previous roles Owain worked in Shell as a reservoir engineer, economist and eBusiness consultant; and at McKinsey & Company as a strategy consultant. He read Physics and Geophysics at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa; and holds a D.Phil in Experimental Solid State Physics from the University of Oxford.  

Mr James Watt

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.