Framework for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) in the Clean Energy Ministerial (Webinar)

17 May 2018

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PresentationFramework for CCUS in the Clean Energy Ministerial

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This webinar presented an overview and discussion of potential activities in the newly launched CCUS Initiative. It engaged a diverse set of stakeholders from across the clean energy sector to open a dialogue on the role of CCUS in the Clean Energy Ministerial and facilitate a broader discussion of CCUS in the context of other organizations, initiatives and clean energy strategies.


Jarad Daniels

Director, Office of Strategic Planning and Global Engagement, Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy (United States)

Jarad Daniels leads the Office of Strategic Planning and Global Engagement within the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, where he is responsible for leading strategic planning and techno-economic analysis for research, development and demonstration of advanced coal and gas-based power systems. This portfolio includes domestic programs and international engagement conducted in close collaboration with industry, universities and other research organizations.

Daniels has over twenty years of experience with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), managing domestic energy programs and working in several national laboratories and offices throughout the United States. His expertise includes domestic and global energy and environmental technologies, policies and programs. Earlier management responsibilities included technology development programs for advanced power systems, environmental management and nuclear complex remediation. Prior professional experience includes life cycle analysis, process engineering and materials science. He received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State University, and an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

Khalid Abuleif

Chief Negotiator for Climate Agreements, Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (Saudi Arabia)

Khalid Abuleif has been Saudi Arabia’s Chief Climate Negotiator for the Climate Agreements since COP18 in 2012 and a member of the country’s delegation to the UNFCCC since 1991. He is currently the Adviser to the Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources on Sustainability and Climate Policy.

Having joined the Presidency for Meteorology and Environment (PME) in 1989 where he directed the Pollution Control Department and developed the institutional framework for the Ministerial Committee on Environment, he has banked over 20 years of experience in sustainability, climate change policy and carbon management.

On climate change science, Khalid has participated in the assessment work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1990. He was a member of the team that prepared the Summary for Policymakers for all four Climate Change Assessments. He is also a government representative for all IPCC Bureau meetings for the SAR, TAR and 4AR.

On carbon management and carbon capture and storage, Khalid has led the Kingdom’s team in the Technical Group Committee for the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) since 2005, and he is the coordinator of policy and CDM for Saudi Aramco carbon management program. He is a University of Houston graduate with a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and a M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering.