• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Julio Friedmann

Carbon Direct

Chief Scientist

Dr. Julio Friedmann is Chief Scientist at Carbon Direct. He works directly with clients, the Science team, and the leadership of Carbon Direct to solve major technical challenges around carbon management and CO2 removal. Dr. Friedmann recently served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy where he was responsible for DOE’s R&D program in advanced fossil energy systems, carbon capture, and storage (CCS), CO2 utilization, and clean coal deployment. More recently, he was a Senior Research Scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia. He has held positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, including Chief Energy Technologist. Dr. Friedmann is one of the most widely known and authoritative experts in the U.S. on carbon removal (CO2 drawdown from the air and oceans), CO2 conversion and use (carbon-to-value), hydrogen, industrial decarbonization, and carbon capture and sequestration.

Sessions With Julio Friedmann

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 09:30am - 10:00am (CST) / 08/mar/2023 03:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 04:00 pm

    Implementing Decarbonization Across the Corporation

    As companies are moving from board-level commitment on decarbonization to implementation throughout the corporation, various systems are being debated. What is the right process to decarbonize your operations? How should the decisions be made? What is the right language/metric? How does it differ between scope 1, 2 and 3?
  • 04:30pm - 05:00pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 10:30 pm - 08/mar/2023 11:00 pm

    The Realities of Developing and Scaling Low-carbon Economies

    A key success factor for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and other decarbonization projects is government/policy support, including favorable tax treatment and financing of large-scale hubs and infrastructure such as is occurring in North America and Europe. Given the experiences from developed economies, how can such projects in developing regions be incentivized to test low-carbon technologies? How can these projects then be scaled up given the policy and financing support available?