• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Brian Hlavinka


Vice President New Energy Ventures

Brian Hlavinka is a proven innovator and leader in the energy space, focused on origination and strategic development at Williams. Hlavinka is Vice President of New Energy Ventures at Williams, a decarbonization-focused business development team committed to building a sustainable, clean energy future. Hlavinka is the Chairman of the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition, a Leadership Advisory Board Member of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, and Board Member of Context Labs BV. Hlavinka provided testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the development of a clean hydrogen economy and contributed to the National Petroleum Council study on hydrogen. Hlavinka graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston. Prior to his role at Williams, Hlavinka served in various roles at Cheniere Energy, Audubon Engineering, and DCP Midstream ranging from project engineering to project management and commercial development. 

Sessions With Brian Hlavinka

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 11:55am - 12:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 05:55 pm - 08/mar/2023 06:45 pm

    Renewable Natural Gas: How fast, how big?

    Gas & LNG
    Renewable natural gas (RNG) offers the tantalizing promise of carbon-negative methane derived from waste streams. Recognizing this, states and corporations have set ambitious targets for RNG. Combined with state and federal subsidies, RNG production has boomed over the past five years. What is the potential scale of future RNG development? Can industry bring down costs? What sources of RNG are prevalent today? Where will we source RNG in 5 to 10 years?

Thursday, 9 March