Global CCS Activities: Status and Significance for Clean Energy Portfolio

Victor  Der

Victor Der

Chief Representative – North America

Global CCS Institute

Victor joined the Global CCS Institute in May 2011 as the General Manager for North America operations. Prior to joining the Institute, Victor worked at the US Department of Energy (DOE) for over 37 years retiring as the Assistant Secretary (acting) for Fossil Energy. Victor has led the Office of Fossil Energy in the areas of Clean Coal, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Oil and Gas R&D, and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. He had served in various prior capacities at DOE including the Principal Deputy for Fossil Energy and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and CCS. Victor is also the former Chair of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) Policy Group, and had also served as the Chair of the CSLF Technical Group. As the Assistant Secretary (acting), Victor managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio of Clean Coal Technology and CCS Demonstration projects in addition to a multi-million dollar research portfolio on CCS, power generation, and enhanced oil and gas recovery research. Victor’s prior experience includes research and management in advanced nuclear energy, geologic storage of high-level nuclear waste, and superconductivity for magnetic fusion energy.

Victor’s prior work includes NASA\'s Apollo 15 moon mission project and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration program on modelling the upper atmospheric density.

Victor holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

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