Practice Leader, CCS/CCUS
John Thompson promotes CCS and CCUS by endorsing commercial projects, facilitating the transfer of innovative, low-carbon technology between the U.S. and China, and developing federal policy to support carbon capture and storage. His recent work with Clean Air Task Force supported EPA’s findings that CCS was a ‘Best System of Emission Reductions’ in power plant CO2 emission limits.
Over the past decade, John has helped fossil energy projects with advanced technology gain state and federal grants, and brought delegations of government officials and business leaders to China and Europe to visit advanced coal and CCS technologies. He is a frequent presenter on fossil technology and sequestration at conferences both in the United States and China. He serves on the National Coal Council, a DOE advisory group. In the past, he has served on numerous advisory panels including the Technologies Subcommittee of the Western Governors’ Association, US EPA’s Advanced Coal Working Group, and the Coal Gasification Work Group of the Powering the Plains Project. John holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, as well as an M.B.A. from Olin School of Business at Washington University in Saint Louis.