Howard Herzog


Senior Research Engineer

Howard J. Herzog is a senior research engineer in the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) and Executive Director of MITEI’s Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage low-carbon energy center. He received his undergraduate and graduate education in chemical engineering at MIT. He has industrial experience with Eastman Kodak, Stone & Webster, Aspen Technology, and Spectra Physics. Since 1989, he has been on the MIT research staff, where he works on sponsored research involving energy and the environment, with an emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. He was a Coordinating Lead Author for the IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (released September, 2005) and a US delegate to the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum's Technical Group (June 2003-September 2007). He was awarded the 2010 Greenman Award by the IEAGHG “in recognition of contributions made to the development of greenhouse gas control technologies”. In 2018, he authored a book entitled Carbon Capture for the MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series.  

Sessions With Howard Herzog

Monday, 1 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 01/mar/2021 06:00 pm - 01/mar/2021 06:30 pm

    Agora Studio

    Agora Studio: CCUS: Can it scale?

    Panel Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways
    CCUS is a critical tool for deep decarbonization of the global economy. With only 21 industrial-scale projects deployed in the world, the technology needs wider use to significantly assist climate change mandates. Improvements are needed to scale up and reduce CCUS costs—from policy reforms and financial incentives, infrastructure development, and technology R&D to cost reduction of capture, compression and transport, use, and storage, as well as stakeholder education to build confidence to deploy and operate it. What is the outlook for technological innovation to change the game on CCUS? Where should policy makers direct their efforts to accelerate scaling it up? Who are the other key players needed to ensure progress? What role should the oil and gas industry play?