Dr. S. Julio Friedmann is one of the most widely respected experts in the U.S. on carbon removal, CO2 conversion and use, and carbon capture and sequestration.
He is a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy, where he leads a major research initiative to study the public policy, financial and economic aspects of carbon management.
Previously, he served as principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy, where he was responsible for DOE’s research and development program in advanced fossil energy systems, carbon capture and storage, CO2 utilization, and clean coal deployment. He previously served as deputy assistant secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management.
Dr. Friedmann was formerly chief energy technologist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is also the CEO of Carbon Wrangler, LLC, a distinguished associate at the Energy Futures Initiative, a senior fellow at the Breakthrough Institute, and serves as a special advisor to Total SA and the Global CCS Institute.
He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Southern California.