• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Naomi Boness

Stanford University

Managing Director, Natural Gas Initiative; Co-Managing Director, Hydrogen Initiative

Naomi Boness (Ph.D.) is the Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative (NGI) at Stanford University, an affiliates program that conducts research on natural gas to maximize the environmental, social and economic benefits. She is also Co-Managing Director of the Stanford Hydrogen Initiative. Dr. Boness is an experienced practitioner in the energy sector with a focus on using her background in reservoir geophysics and technoeconomic modeling to develop technology solutions related to natural gas, hydrogen, and decarbonization in both the developed and the developing world. Prior to Stanford, Dr. Boness held a variety of technical and management positions at Chevron. Dr. Boness is also a Board Director at Aemetis, a renewable fuels company; a member of the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition Advisory Committee; a member of the Partnership to Address Global Emissions Advisory Council; a member of the Open Hydrogen Initiative Independent Expert Panel; a past invited member of the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Classification; and a past Chair of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Oil and Gas Reserves Committee. As an advocate for women and gender equality, Dr. Boness is proud to be an Ambassador for the Women in Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative. She is passionate about connecting technology developers with industry to accelerate the deployment of new decarbonization technologies at scale and is an advisor to a number of energy startups. Naomi holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University, a M.Sc. in geological sciences from Indiana University and a B.Sc. in geophysics from the University of Leeds.

Sessions With Naomi Boness

Tuesday, 7 March

Thursday, 9 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 06:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 07:00 pm

    Hydrogen in the Golden State: California's ambitions

    California has led the clean energy transition for decades. Low-carbon hydrogen is one of the main pillars of the state’s ambitious 2045 net zero goal and the Inflation Reduction Act only accelerates this trend. What are the different initiatives and projects, both public and private? What sectors is California targeting for hydrogen use? Who will invest the necessary billions of dollars?