Carbon GeoCapture’s strong global management team has decades of experience in conventional and unconventional energy production. Our team also includes seasoned counselors in government affairs, finance, business, and marketing. On this page, our team members share their unique perspectives on carbon capture and storage and the integral role it will play to meet the world’s climate goals.

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CGC Perspectives: In Conversation with Mark McDivitt

Interview with Mark McDivitt, COO, Context Labs

CGC is working with Context Labs, a software company that verifies the accuracy of data using a variety of machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities, to verify that our technology will safely and permanently sequester and store carbon dioxide underground. The technology will ingest and verify the total carbon dioxide we sequester in the ground throughout the entire lifecycle of the process. Transparency, validity, and credibility of our impact is important, and this partnership will ensure that what we claim is accurate and defensible. To explain more about CGC’s work with Context Labs, we spoke with the COO of Context Labs, Mark McDivitt.

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Meet Marcia Simpson: In Conversation with CGC’s Newest Advisory Board Member

Interview with Marcia Simpson, CGC Advisory Board Member

In February, Carbon GeoCapture (CGC) welcomed Marcia Simpson as the newest member of its Advisory Board. Marcia has spent 44 years becoming an expert in subsurface rocks and how they behave, starting as a field engineer in Texas and rising to managing Mobil’s research-oriented reservoir characterization. Marcia’s growing involvement in carbon capture and storage (CCS) is based around a recognition that CCS completes the carbon cycle involved in most traditional energy production.

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Government Policy Accelerating the Market for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage

By Bob Van Heuvelen, Principal, the Vogel Group, & Sam Yntema, Director, the Vogel Group

Carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) has been developed, researched, and used in the United States for several decades. In fact, the first successful CCUS pilot project in the U.S. took place in 1972. The technology is proven to be safe and effective at preventing carbon dioxide from escaping into the atmosphere from industrial and power generation activities. Over the course of the last 50 years, multiple CCUS projects have been advanced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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In Conversation with George Sorenson

Interview with George Sorenson, Chairman of Clean Energy Group Inc.

Since 2009, world leaders, government officials, corporations, and citizens alike have gathered in New York City for Climate Week every September to showcase what leading companies and NGOs are doing to address climate change. Climate Week 2022, which took place this year between September 19-25, brought together international leaders from business, government, and civil society to showcase the innovative ways in which both the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents are being addressed. This year, a first-of-its-kind discussion took place during Climate Week on September 21 about the role that carbon capture and sequestration (CC&S) can play today to help meet the world’s mid-century climate goals.

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Repurposing Coal: Carbon GeoCapture’s Unique Approach

By Mark Northam, retired Executive Director of the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming

In November 2021, world leaders, scientists, CEOs, and activists met in Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to discuss progress in the fight against climate change, and to negotiate how to move more quickly to achieve the challenging goals of limiting the impacts of global warming. If we are going to be serious about limiting climate change, we must start now. The world is not ready to eliminate fossil fuels, so technologies to manage the emissions of carbon dioxide are required. They must be safe, affordable, effective, and widespread.

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Statement by John Pope re: US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposal to require climate disclosure for publicly traded companies

By John Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Geocyle

The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposal to require climate disclosure for publicly traded companies is welcomed. We are particularly pleased the SEC recognized that its proposed rule would require companies to disclose their impact on climate risks for both their direct operations and supply chain.  The transparency of reported data on climate risks within a company’s supply chain will help all of us understand the all-in impact and cost of a company’s activities and justify the investment required to mitigate them.

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An Interview with Jason Shogren Carbon GeoCapture Advisory Member

Interview with Jason Shogren, Stroock Chair of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the Department of Economics, the University of Wyoming

Last month, world leaders, scientists, CEOs, and activists alike gathered in Glasgow, Scotland for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) to discuss global progress in the fight against climate change and determine how to move forward and ensure accountability on climate commitments. COP 26 centered around an accelerated shift away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy, focusing on “phasing down” coal and phasing out fossil fuel subsidies. Despite the urgent emphasis placed on phasing down coal, though, it remains unfeasible to eliminate coal in the short-term. In fact, many coal-reliant countries will not eliminate coal usage until the 2040s or later, due in part to industrial and heavy industry sectors which are notoriously hard to decarbonize.

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Carbon GeoCapture’s Innovative CC&S Approach to Meet Climate Goals and Ensure a “Just” Transition

By Chris Walker, Advisory Board Member, CarbonGeoCapture

From October 31 to November 12, approximately 20,000 people from around the world will meet in Glasgow, Scotland for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, known as the COP26. This is the 26th annual Conference, and the widespread recognition of climate change and the heightened sense of urgency to act on mitigating its worst impacts is much more ubiquitous now than previous years. In fact, the premise of COP26 centers on the understated fact that, we are “currently not on track to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees[1].”

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Perspectives from the CEO

By John Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Geocyle

Twenty years ago, when we first started working on a different approach to sequestering carbon dioxide, few people understood or cared. I was fortunate that my uncle, Dr. Tom McGee, a geophysicist deeply interested in the earth’s natural processes, had explained to me in the 1990s how critical global warming would become in my lifetime. He was right.

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Groundbreaking Carbon Capture Solutions Meet Innovative Leadership: Introducing Carbon GeoCapture’s Advisory Board

By John Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Geocyle

Carbon GeoCapture is pleased to officially announce the formation of our advisory board, comprised of five individuals with decades of experience in the energy, climate, and engineering sectors. Each board member will use their respective expertise to further advance the role of carbon capture and storage to meet the world’s midcentury climate goals.
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