CCUS in Mexico for a Low Carbon Economy (Webinar)

19 September 2018

Participants in this webinar, discussed CCUS implementations in Mexico since 2010, including the development of Mexico’s CO2 Geological Storage Atlas and the North American Carbon Sequestration Atlas, as well as the launch of the Mexican CCUS Center in May 2018. The webinar detailed these past developments and discussed the future landscape for CCUS in Mexico and around the world.


Leonardo Beltrán

Deputy Minister for Planning and Energy Transition, Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER)

Mr. Leonardo Beltrán holds a master’s degree in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico, and he studied Law at the Faculty of Law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Beltran was Director of International Negotiations and Director General of Information and Energy Studies at SENER. He has also worked as consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Mr. Beltrán was a member of the WEF Global Agenda Council in the Future of Energy from 2016 to 2018. In 2017, he became a member of the Administrative Board of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) initiative.

Diego Arjona

Executive Director of the Mexican CCUS Center and Director General of the National Institute for Electricity and Clean Energy

Diego Arjona received the degree of Mechanical and Electrical Engineer from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. and a PhD in Power Transmission and Energy Conversion in the same university. In the public sector, Diego worked as Deputy Under-Secretary for Research, Technological Development and Environment in SENER. He was also executive secretary at the National Commission for Energy Savings and served as an advisor for the Under-Secretary of Energy Operations. In 2017, he was appointed Director General for the National Institute for Electricity and Clean Energy. In the private sector, he worked as Director General of Tuto Energy, Director of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Chief of Sustainability and Process Officer in BioFields and General Manager for Energy Works developing generation and cogeneration projects. Diego is a member of the Pan-American Academy of Engineering and has served as Technical Secretary for the Mexican Union of Engineering Associations.

Guillermo Hernández

Energy Specialist, World Bank

Guillermo is an Energy Specialist with the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice. He holds a PhD and a master’s degree from the University of Toronto, Canada, both in Power Engineering. He is an electrical and electronics engineer from the National and Autonomous University of Mexico. Guillermo started his professional activity at Luz y Fuerza del Centro carrying out load flow and short circuit studies to accommodate new demand. He participated in a joint project (Natural Resources Canada and CYME international) to enhance renewable energy capabilities. Guillermo became a faculty member at Tecnológico de Monterrey in 2010, and he then became Energy Specialist for the World Bank in 2012. Guillermo’s current activities include general supervision support for projects for carbon capture and storage in Mexico.

Peter Warren

Senior Policy Advisor and Senior Climate Finance Investment Lead, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Government

Peter Warren is a Senior Policy Advisor and Senior Climate Finance Investment Lead at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK Government. He leads the department’s work on climate finance for CCUS, clean energy innovation and technical assistance. Peter previously led the department’s work on evidence and policy for smart energy technologies. He is also currently a part-time lecturer at University College London, and he teaches energy and climate policy to master’s students. Before working in government, Peter worked in the International Energy Agency’s energy efficiency in emerging economies team. Peter has a PhD in energy policy from University College London, two master’s degrees in the energy field and a bachelor’s degree in Geography.