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McConnell , Charles

Exec.Director for the Center for Carbon Management in Energy and Sustainability

College: UH Energy

Department: UH Energy

Center or Program: UH Center for Carbon Management in Energy (CCME)


Phone: 832-922-5799


Charles McConnell is a subject-matter expert in carbon capture, utilization and storage, and carbon management technologies, policies and business. He has thirty- five years of energy industry experience –including national laboratories management and running the Mid-West Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership. McConnell served three years as Assistant Secretary of Energy for the US DOE (2011-13) where programs related to CCUS and commercial scale demonstration of the technologies were initiated and managed. During that period, he was responsible for the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve.


Charles D. McConnell, UH Energy, University of Houston, CCME, UH expert, US Department of Energy, assistant Secretary of Energy, DOE, CCUS, carbon capture, utilization, storage, energy, North Dakota, US Strategic Petroleum Reserve, enhanced oil recovery, electric power, oil, gas, coal, petrochemicals, industry, EPA, 45Q, EOR, policy, global management, technology, environment, low carbon future, US Gulf coast, subject-matter expert, Asia, South America, Europe, sales, hydrogen, offshore, Singapore, Praxair, Pemex, Battelle, global manager, energy transition, marketplace, industrial gases, House and Senate testimony, large-scale industry, investment, nitrogen-injection, Texaco, alternative energy, joint-venture, Presidential appointee, over 50 Fortune 500 companies, interdisciplinary, research and development, advanced technology, Office of Fossil Fuel, National Energy Technology Laboratories, board member, IEA, International Energy Agency, chair, operations, energy information agency, EIA, chemical engineering, finance

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