Energy Analyst, Carbon Capture & Storage Unit

International Energy Agency

Speaking At:
Potential for Carbon Capture and Storage
June 26, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 147B
Topic: Technology & Infrastructure

Sean McCoy is an Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency working on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The focus of Sean’s research at the IEA is the interaction between regulation and technology. Sean manages the IEA International CCS Regulatory Network and was the lead author for the CCS chapter in IEA 2012 Energy Technology Perspectives report.

Prior to his time at the IEA, Sean managed the CCS Regulatory Project (CCSReg) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The CCSReg project was a collaborative project to design a regulatory framework for CCS in the United States. Sean maintains an appointment at Carnegie Mellon as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He was a member of the CSA Standards’ Technical Committee that has developed a bi-national standard for geological storage and the IEA representative to ISO TC 265, which is developing international standards for CCS.

Sean received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in May of 2008. His PhD dissertation was on “The Economics of CO2 Transport by Pipeline and Storage in Saline Aquifers and Oil Reservoirs.” Prior to this, Sean received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo in Environmental Engineering (Chemical Specialization).