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First presentations of keynote speakers – TCCS-10

We are proud to present the three first keynote lecturers at the TCCS-10 conference.

Tim Dixon, General Manager, IEAGHG

Tim Dixon is the General Manager of IEAGHG. IEAGHG is an international R,D&D programme focused on carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Activities include technical studies, expert networks, GHGT Conferences, summer schools, and inputting evidence-base to international regulatory and policy developments. IEAGHG is funded by 34 member countries and organisations.

Tim is also a Director on the Board for The International CCS Knowledge Centre, Canada, an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas Austin, an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and a founding Board Member of the UK CCS Research Centre.

Previously he worked for the UK Government, for AEA Technology, and for the Global CCS Institute. He was the EU lead negotiator for CCS in the CDM at UNFCCC COP-17, and a UK negotiator for CCS in the London Convention, in OSPAR, the EU CCS Directive, and the EU ETS.

Stephen Bull, Senior Vice President, Equinor ASA

Stephen Bull is the Senior Vice President for Wind & Low Carbon Development in Equinor’s New Energy Solutions business area. His responsibilities include project development for Equinor’s global wind portfolio; business and project development for Equinor’s low carbon business line including carbon capture and storage and hydrogen. He also has special responsibility for Equinor’s floating offshore wind business, Hywind, and Equinors’s energy storage concept, Batwind.

Bull started his career in JP Morgan, London as an equities analyst before joining Norsk Hydro and Equinor. With 20 years in the international energy industry, Bull has a broad background from oil trading, market analysis, risk management, business development and US shale oil and gas operations in Texas, Pennsylvania and North Dakota. Bull is the Vice Chair of Renewable UK – the largest renewable industry association in the UK and regularly tweets about energy on @sbul_stephen. He studied economics and politics at the University of Portsmouth and London School of Economics, UK.

Katherine Romanak, Research Scientist, The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology

Dr. Romanak is an expert in environmental monitoring at geologic CO2 storage sites and has developed and implemented environmental monitoring programs at several U.S. Department of Energy Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership sites. She was the Principal Investigator of the IPAC-CO2 response to alleged leakage at the Kerr Farm near the IEAGHG Weyburn CO2 Monitoring and Storage project and has developed an innovative process-based method for leakage assessments at CCS sites.

Dr. Romanak has collaborated on several international projects including the Quest Project in Canada, the CTSCo Glenhaven project in Australia, and the Tomokomai Project in Japan. Dr. Romanak is a member of the International Steering Committees for the IEAGHG Monitoring and the Environmental Science Networks and serves on the Advisory boards of the EU STEMM CCS project, the Norwegian CCS Centre and the EU Subsurface Evaluation of CCS and Unconventional Risks Project. She regularly informs global policy within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

 

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