Katy Burke, Keadby 3 (SSE)
Katy Burke is the Lead Design Engineer for the Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Project. Having graduated from Strathclyde University with a MSci Physics (I), Katy joined the SSE Power Generation Engineering graduate scheme in 2008, and then the Process Engineering for Thermal Generation. This role primarily involved process performance monitoring for the coal and CCGT fleet, with later focus on design support for new build stations and retrofit abatement projects. Katy joined the Project Engineering team in 2016, working on development projects within the Thermal business including Keadby 2. Following a short spell in Renewables from 2019-2021, Katy returned to the Thermal business in her current position as Lead Design Engineer for Keadby 3.
David Cann, University of Hull
David Cann is a Teaching Fellow within the engineering department at the University of Hull. He has an MEng in chemical engineering. He completed his PhD at the University of Chester focusing on cryogenic carbon capture, which developed a proof-of-concept rig of the moving bed A3C process for PMW Technology, helping the University of Chester’s Eco-Innovation project win the Educate North Awards research project of the year in 2020. At the University of Hull, David continues research into cryogenic carbon capture.
Hannah Chalmers, University of Edinburgh
Dr Hannah Chalmers is Reader and Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching (Interdisciplinary Courses) in the School of Engineering, at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests and activities include techno-economic analysis of CCS in electricity (and energy) systems and communicating CCS to non-specialists. She is Chair of the British Standards Committee on CCS and responsible for communications and outreach for the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme on CCS.
Jon Gibbins, UKCCSRC
Professor Jon Gibbins has worked on energy engineering, fuel conversion and CCS for 45 years, initially in industry and then as a university academic, latterly leading national academic research initiatives. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the IMechE, a Fellow of the Institute of Energy and Professor of CCS at the University of Sheffield. Since 2005, Jon has played a leading role in UK CCS academic capacity building, growing the UK CCS Research Centre through his role as Director, as an inclusive and open virtual national hub. His research activities centre around engagement with industry and policymakers on practical aspects of CCS deployment, with an emphasis on policy and economic requirements plus detailed practical analysis of matching capture plant designs to market conditions.
Chris Gilbert, Phillips 66
Chris Gilbert is the Humber Decarbonisation Projects Manager at Phillips 66 Limited. He has 38 years industry experience, with 23 years at Phillips 66, and previously at Exxon, UOP (the process licensor) and a major engineering contractor. This experience included projects in the upstream, midstream and chemicals sectors, as well as refining. Chris graduated from University College London in 1984 with a degree in Chemical Engineering.
As well as ongoing work to lower the carbon intensity of the refinery’s products, Chris and his team have also spent the last two years studying how to reduce CO2 emissions from the refinery’s processes. Phillips 66 Limited is participating in Humber Zero, a project to capture and sequestrate CO2, and also in Gigastack, a project to produce low carbon hydrogen to fuel the refinery’s large industrial heaters. Humber Zero was recently shortlisted to proceed to the due diligence stage of BEIS’s Phase-2 Cluster Sequencing process.
Clair Gough, University of Manchester
Dr Clair Gough is a Senior Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester, with a focus on CCS and biomass energy with CCS (BECCS). Clair has extensive experience in energy-related social scientific research, including expert elicitation processes, public attitudes and responses, and ethical assessment, as well as integrated socio-technical assessments. Clair’s research aims to better understand social, technical and climate implications of CCS and its role in achieving net zero. Her current research includes analysis of the conditions for establishing a social license to operate decarbonisation and carbon removal technologies, including CCS and BECCS.
Stuart Haszeldine, UKCCSRC and University of Edinburgh
Professor Stuart Haszeldine is the UKCCSRC Deputy Director for Storage and Director of SCCS. As Professor for CCS at the University of Edinburgh, he has created the UK’s largest University group examining CO2 storage geology. He trained as a geologist and has over 40 years research experience in energy, innovating new approaches to oil and gas, radioactive waste, carbon capture and storage, and biochar. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2002 for research on radioactive waste disposal, awarded the Geological Society William Smith Medal in 2011 for work on the geochemistry of oil and gas field reservoir quality, appointed OBE in 2012 for service to climate change technologies, and in 2021 he was appointed Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
John Henderson, Environment Agency
John is a Senior Advisor for the Combustion industry sector. He works with stakeholders such as industry trade bodies and Defra and BEIS on regulations such as the former Large Combustion Plant Directive, Medium Combustion Plant Directive, Environmental Permitting Regulations and the Industrial Emissions Directive. He is involved in implementing both the Air Quality Strategy and Net Zero policies for combustion. He has recently led the development of the BAT guidance for Carbon Capture and Storage.
Prior to his current role, John managed a Permitting Group and was a Process Industry site inspector. Before joining the Environment Agency 22 years ago, he worked in the chemicals industry for 20 years. John is a Chartered Chemist.
Gardiner Hill, Climate Change and Energy Transition Consultant
Gardiner Hill is a Climate Change and Energy Transition Consultant, having previously spent over thirty years at bp, most recently as Vice President Carbon. With more than 20 years of climate change experience, working with corporates, academics and policy makers, he is now engaged on a portfolio of consulting and advisory roles in the areas of the energy transition, sustainability and CCS. Gardiner is also Chair of the Independent Advisory Board for the UK’s Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC).
Michael Holynski, University of Birmingham
Michael Holynski is Professor of Atom Interferometry and Head of Innovation in the School of Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Birmingham. He develops quantum sensors for the measurement of gravity gradients, and is actively engaged in translation to industry, including as academic lead of the ISCF project Gravity Pioneer and projects within Innovate UK, and as founder of a new start-up. He was given Flexible Funding by the UKCCSRC in 2021 for a “Feasibility study into Quantum Technology based Gravity Sensing for CCS”.
Jan Hopman, CATO
Jan Hopman is the Director of CATO, the Dutch national R&D programme for CO2 capture, transport and storage, in which a consortium of nearly 40 partners cooperate. Previous to this role, Jan was a senior project manager at TNO specialising in CO2 Capture (European and national programs), space instrumentation (ESA, NASA & national programs), lithography (ASML), astronomy (ESO) and nuclear Fusion (ITER-NL).
Kevin Hughes, University of Sheffield
Dr Kevin Hughes is a Senior Lecturer in the Energy 2050 Group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He has a first degree in Chemistry from the University of Leicester and was awarded his PhD from the same university in 1987. His research is in the general area of chemical kinetics of combustion processes, fuel cells, and process modelling in carbon capture and storage systems.
Xi Liang, University College London and Guangdong CCUS
Xi Liang is Professor in Sustainable Construction and Infrastructure Transition at University College London. Prior to Joining UCL, he was Senior Lecturer in Energy Finance at the University of Edinburgh. He has a PhD in Energy Policy and Finance. Prof Liang is the Secretary General and co-founder of UK-China (Guangdong) CCUS Centre, an expert panel member in climate finance for Chinese government, has been PI of climate finance and CCS related projects with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank. He is also an associate editor of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade and an editorial board member of International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.
Richard Marsh, University of Cardiff
Richard Marsh is a Professor specialising in energy systems. His teaching expertise covers thermodynamics, energy studies and energy management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His main research interests are combustion, biomass to energy systems, fuel injection gas turbine engineering, chemical and process engineering, and waste management. Richard’s current research projects include hydrogen deployment and sustainable thermochemistry in ironmaking, including CCUS. Richard is a Director of the British Flame Research Committee and a member of the IEA’s hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme.
Tip Meckel, University of Texas
Dr Tip Meckel is a senior research scientist investigating geologic carbon storage for the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. During his 15 years with the Gulf Coast Carbon Center at the Bureau he has led research focusing on geologic characterization, structural geology, monitoring design, and pressure evolution for CO2 injections.
He has been directly involved with many large-scale field demonstration projects funded through the DOE-NETL Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships. He currently leads the research initiative to identify offshore sequestration potential in the Gulf of Mexico with focus on capacity assessment and high-resolution 3D marine seismic monitoring technologies.
Stavros Michailos, University of Sheffield
Dr Stavros Michailos is a Research Associate for the Translational Energy Research Centre and Energy 2050 at the University of Sheffield. He leads on the theme of sustainable aviation fuel production and CO2 supply chains. His work focuses on identifying solutions that have the potential to decarbonise several sectors such as power, heat and transport. His research interests lie in process modelling and optimisation as well as techno-economic and environmental life cycle assessments of CO2 capture and utilisation systems, biorefineries and integrated renewable energy systems. In addition, his expertise includes the development of reactor kinetic models.
David Reiner, UKCCSRC and University of Cambridge
David Reiner is Deputy Director for Systems and Policy of the UKCCSRC. David is Associate Professor of Technology Policy at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at Cambridge. He is one of two academic members of the CCUS Council, which is chaired by the UK Energy Minister and is on the Advisory Board of the £180m Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge.
Norm Sacuta, Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC), Saskatchewan
Norm Sacuta has been Director of Communications at the Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) in Regina, Saskatchewan since 2008. Over the past years, he has managed communications for the IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project, the Aquistore deep saline CO2 storage project, and has worked with PTRC’s Heavy Oil Research Network (HORNET). Norm has an MA in English from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Yoshihiro Sawada, Japan CCS
Joining Japan CCS in 2010, Mr Yoshihiro Sawada has served as Executive Managing Director and President of the Plant Division between 2015 and 2017, and Corporate Adviser and General Manager of the International Affairs Dept since 2017. Between 2004 and 2009, he was with Japan Continental Shelf Survey Corp., with the mission to extend the outer limits of the continental shelf of Japan, serving as president between 2007 and 2009. Prior to this, he was involved in research, engineering and construction of offshore structures and pipelines at Nippon Steel Corp., which he joined in 1977. Mr Sawada holds a M.S. (Civil Engineering), from the University of Tokyo and University of New York, and a Bachelor (Civil Engineering) from the University of Tokyo.
Owain Tucker, Shell
Owain Tucker is the Manager for CCS capability, assurance and project support, and the Principal Technical Expert in Carbon Storage in Shell. He leads a team of experts who support the delivery of CCS projects around the world and are 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. Owain 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. He is a member of the UK Exploration Taskforce, 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, the board of the UKCCSRC, 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. 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.
Chris Williams, Industry Wales
Dr Chris Williams is the nominated lead of the South Wales Industrial Cluster and a Fellow of the IMechE and the EMA. Chris has 30 years experience in the steel industry and was seconded from Tata Steel into Industry Wales during 2020 to continue his leadership role for the South Wales Industrial Cluster.