• March 10 - 14, 2025

Edward Stones

Dow, Inc.

Business Vice President

Edward Stones is business vice president, Energy and Climate for Dow.  He is responsible for delivering business profitability and more than 10 GW of steam and power at the 14 company-operated power facilities, as well as steam, utilities, and energy service to more than 100 manufacturing facilities globally. He leads Dow’s energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction efforts, serving as a member of the Company’s Climate Steering Team, and as executive sponsor for its scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions reductions efforts. He actively participates in the Company’s global advocacy efforts for energy sustainability and climate change. Stones is a respected thought leader in the areas of energy transition, climate change, and industrial decarbonization. He has provided testimony to the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the opportunities and challenges of deploying advanced nuclear technology in the industrial sector. He has also testified before the US Senate Energy Committee on the role of natural gas in climate change, and to the House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. He was appointed to the Texas Energy Reliability Council. Prior to his current role, Stones served as Dow’s global business director for Energy and Climate Change. He joined Union Carbide Corporation in 1997, now a subsidiary of Dow, as a manufacturing engineer at the St. Charles, Louisiana site.  After a number of manufacturing, finance and commercial roles in Hydrocarbons, Specialty Chemicals and Plastics, he was named Director, Energy Risk in 2007.  He relocated to Horgen, Switzerland and was named Director, Hydrocarbons Business Development and EMEA Plastics Strategic Development in 2010.  In 2012, he was appointed Director, Global Hydrocarbons Business Development and Hydrocarbons Risk Management.  In 2014, Stones relocated to Midland and was appointed Senior Director for Investor Relations. Stones holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from Louisiana State University.

Sessions With Edward Stones

Wednesday, 20 March

  • 12:00pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 20/mar/2024 05:00 pm - 20/mar/2024 06:00 pm

    Strategic Roundtable | Materials Transition

    Materials (in addition to minerals and metals) have a critical role in enabling the energy transition.   Materials with lower GHG emission intensity in their manufacturing, operation and/or disposal/reuse will be needed. High-performance carbon-based materials are expected to play a major role in this transition. Despite its importance, the materials transition is little understood by policy makers and the public.  In which sectors will the materials transition be most impactful? What role will carbon-based materials play in the materials transition? What are the implications for hydrocarbon suppliers and downstream value chain participants? What new policies will be needed to facilitate the transition to lower GHG intensity materials?  

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 20/mar/2024 06:30 pm - 20/mar/2024 07:00 pm

    Future-Proofing Energy Assets: Repurposing for low-carbon

    Energy Infrastructure/Supply Chains

    Repurposing of energy assets to enable low-carbon energy projects is an increasingly common strategy across the energy sector. In upstream examples include re-use of aging facilities for hydrogen or CO2 processing and transport, or for CO2 storage in reservoirs. Downstream examples include converting refineries to produce hydrogen or biofuels / Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), while in the power sector, utilizing coal or other thermal sites for renewables and desalination projects offers opportunities in some regions. Which drivers enable industry players to take advantage of their existing assets in this way? What regulatory support is most helpful? Which regions offer the most potential?