CCS / Decarbonization Project Development, Finance & Investment - Presented by Infocast

July 24 - 26, 2024
Houston, TX

The Best Gathering of The Entire Value Chain for Investing In, Contracting & Financing CCS and Decarbonization Projects

The CCS and CCUS project development and scale-up are at the brink of exploding driven by the tax credits included in the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and by expansion of 45Q, market demand, and technological advances. CCS and CUUS projects continue to heat up as up as new vehicles for large tax equity, institutional, and private equity investment as the energy transition continues. Opportunities abound to leverage these technologies across the energy sector.

However, developing and financing these projects involves sometimes novel complexities. Understanding the new and expanded federal and state policies and incentives, obtaining permits, making equipment and technical choices, negotiating contract issues between emitters and decarbonization developers, and structuring deals to meet the needs of investors, lenders and tax-equity: these must all be tackled to bring a decarbonization project into reality. Only the best informed will succeed in this highly competitive space.

Infocast’s CCS/Decarbonization Project Development, Finance & Investment Summit will bring together project developers, emitters, providers of tax equity, development capital and cash equity to explain the latest developments, showcase critical market information, and provide an “inside view” from the perspectives of all the players in these deals. Let the experts show you how to take maximum advantage of available federal and state programs and incentives and other potential revenue streams and get what you need to make projects actually happen. This is a unique opportunity to network in order to build up the burgeoning US market and strategize to tackle the challenges that lie ahead for this evolving industry. Review our program outline and reserve your place at this event today.

The only event to bring together investors, emitters and developers to provide a deep dive into their needs and perspectives on investing in, contracting and financing for CCS and decarbonization projects. Come here to learn what you’ll need to get actual projects built in this critical space:

  • Learn how your project can take maximum advantage of ALL available federal and state programs and incentives – including those in the IRA And IIJA
  • Get detailed business case information on the latest Direct Air Capture and emissions capture decarbonization projects
  • Hear from emitters on their needs and what they are looking for in CCS/decarbonization projects
  • Understand the critical elements in structuring these projects to attract tax equity, development capital and cash equity financing
  • Receive a detailed briefing from tax equity, cash equity and development capital providers on how they will assess potential investments in this brand-new asset class




Noah Deich
Deputy Assistant Secretary
for the Office of Carbon Management


Khalid Abedin
Investment Officer


Lee Blank

Cindy A. Crane
Board Chair & CEO

Richard A. Esposito, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Geosciences and Carbon Management - Net Zero Technologies

Luisa Fuentes
Managing Director, Head of Energy Transition and Sustainable Finance, US

Lars-Erik Gaertner
Director, Sales and Business Development

Michael Hopkins

Matthew Kittell

M. Jason Lanclos, P.E.
Director, Energy Division

Brent Lewis
CEO and Co-Founder

Bret Logue

Daniel Mazzone, Ph.D.
Researcher, Transportation Energy Transition Analysis

Charles McConnell
Energy Officer
and Executive Director, Carbon Management and Energy Sustainability

Nick Noppinger
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Mark Plamondon
Executive Director

Ashleigh Ross
Vice President, Strategic Engagements & Policy

Jenny Speck
Senior Manager of Tax and Regulatory Compliance

Alex Tiller



  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association
  • Allen & Overy
  • American Coalition for Ethanol
  • Baker Botts
  • Bakken Energy
  • Bank of America
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Black & Veatch
  • CAC Specialty
  • Capital Power
  • Carbon America
  • Carbon Infrastructure Partners
  • Carbonvert Inc.
  • CIBC
  • Clean Fuels Alliance America
  • Climate Investment
  • Climeworks
  • CohnReznick Capital
  • Deloitte
  • Elysian Carbon Management
  • Enchant Energy Corporation
  • Energy & Environmental Research Center
  • Euclid Transactional
  • EY
  • Foley
  • Foss & Company
  • Frontier Carbon Solutions
  • GE Energy Financial Services
  • Global CCS Institute
  • Global Thermostat
  • Heirloom
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Transition Ventures
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Linde North America
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Lockton
  • Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Milestone Carbon, LLC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Navigator CO2
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management (FECM), US DOE
  • Remora
  • Societe Generale
  • Southern Company
  • Summit Carbon Solutions
  • Svante
  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  • TPG Rise Climate
  • UH Energy
  • University of Houston
  • US Department of Energy (DOE)
  • USA BioEnergy
  • Verdox
  • Vitol
  • Warwick Carbon Solutions Development Company
  • Wells Fargo
  • White & Case LLP
  • Williams
  • Wilson Sonsini
  • Winston & Strawn
  • Wolf Carbon Solutions US



  • CCS & CCUS Project Developers
  • CO 2 and Carbon Transportation Technology Developers
  • IPPs, Refineries, and Industrial Facilities
  • Owner/Operators and Managers of Oil & Gas Fields, Gas Storage Facilities and Pipelines
  • Clean Energy Project Developers
  • Tax Equity, Venture/Development Capital,
    and Debt Equity Providers
  • Energy Majors
  • Carbon Capture Equipment Manufacturers
  • Hydrogen Producers
  • EPC’s
  • Local, State and Federal Regulators and Agencies
  • Lawyers
  • Analysts
  • Engineering Firms
  • Consultants



  • 8 Rivers Capital, LLC
  • Allen & Overy
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • American Hydrogen, LLC
  • Baker Botts
  • Bakken Energy
  • Black & Veatch
  • Bracewell
  • CAC Specialty
  • Capital Power
  • Carbon America
  • Carbon Infrastructure Partners
  • Carbonvert Inc.
  • Center for Houston’s Future
  • CIBC
  • Clean Air Task Force
  • Clean Energy Systems
  • CohnReznick Capital
  • Dastur Energy
  • Deloitte Tax
  • Dow
  • Elysian Ventures
  • Enchant Energy
  • EnLink Midstream
  • Euclid Transactional, LLC
  • ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions
  • Foley & Lardner
  • Foss & Company
  • GE Energy Financial Services
  • Global CCS Institute
  • Great Plains Institute
  • Illinois Clean Fuels
  • Kansas Geological Survey (KGS)
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Louisiana Economic Development
  • Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc.
  • Milestone Carbon
  • Navigator CO2 Ventures
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a subsidiary of Occidental
  • Rusheen Capital Management, LLC
  • Sidley Austin
  • Southern Company
  • Stanford University
  • Summit Carbon Solutions
  • Svante, Inc.
  • University of Kentucky College of Engineering
  • University of Wyoming
  • US Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • Wells Fargo
  • White & Case
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • World Resources Institute (WRI)

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2023 Sponsors

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2023 Supporting Organizations


Foley & Lardner LLP


Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the evolving demands facing its clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia, Foley approaches client service by understanding client priorities, objectives, and challenges. Foley’s Energy Industry Team helps clients address business and legal concerns to keep traditional and renewable source projects on track — from due diligence, negotiation, and regulatory approval through closing. We have a long history of successfully managing renewable and alternative energy projects and financings involving fuel sources such as onshore and offshore wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, biomass, ethanol and biodiesel. Foley also has an accomplished history in addressing the litigation and transactional needs of clients in the oil and gas sector, including independents, public companies and individual mineral owners. We counsel clients on issues concerning leasehold operations, royalty and title disputes, farmouts, right-of-ways and gas purchase agreements. (

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP


Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has one of the world’s leading project finance and renewable energy practices. We represent developers, lenders, equity investors, manufacturers, technology companies and other sector participants in a broad array of energy and infrastructure projects, with a focus on the development, financing, operation, acquisition and disposition of renewable energy projects and renewable energy companies.

Our team has significant experience across all renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, biofuel and hydroelectric projects and over the past year we have been lead counsel on the three largest renewable energy projects financed in the United States.

Allen & Overy


Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, we have built a reputation for our commitment to think ahead and bring original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges.

At a time of significant turbulence in the business world, we are determined to help our clients embrace change, confidently expand into new markets and keep on top of ever-more complicated regulatory frameworks.

To do this, we will harness our global strength and local knowledge. We will drive towards our vision to become the world’s most innovative law firm. And we will continue to create an environment where the brightest minds can flourish.

Baker Botts


Baker Botts is a globally respected law firm with 725 lawyers and 14 international offices. We are driven by the highest ethical and professional standards. This professionalism, combined with industry knowledge and insights and our understanding of the law, helps us to deliver effective, innovative solutions for our clients.

For more than 175 years, Baker Botts has delivered results-oriented services, establishing us as a leading law firm. Our reputation is complemented by our leadership in government, the judiciary and our communities. Regardless of size, sector or jurisdiction of a client, our commitment is to help achieve their business objectives.

CAC Specialty


With a knowledge-driven approach informed by industry data and decades of honed instinct, CAC Specialty brings an innovative vision to insurance broking to solve your risk challenges – from the simple to the previously unsolvable. CAC Specialty is an integrated specialty insurance brokerage and investment banking business focused on providing subject matter expertise and placement capabilities across the spectrum of insurance and alternative capital markets.

CAC Specialty provides a cohesive team across all disciplines to help you take a project from early-stage concept and development through completion. CAC Specialty’s Tax Insurance team is composed of tax attorneys who combine their technical expertise, industry experience, and business acumen to craft innovative and unique renewable energy tax insurance solutions. CAC Natural Resources has a strong team with a proven reputation for exemplary client service within our industry verticals: Oil & Gas (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream), Power, Utilities and Renewables, Mining and Metals, and Surety.

Climate Investment


Climate Investment (CI) is an independently managed private markets investor focused on capital-efficient industrial decarbonization. It invests in technologies and business models that drive high-impact in heavy emitting sectors, targeting opportunities that can deliver scaled, quantified greenhouse gas reduction alongside attractive risk-adjusted returns. The firm seeks to accelerate impact by investing and collaborating widely. It provides early stage to growth capital for both ventures and project opportunities, and supports its portfolio across its business lifecycle, ensuring that the companies deliver both GHG impact and financial success. The firm has made over 30 investments across a range of GHG-intensive sectors: energy, industry, built environments and transportation. CI’s portfolio companies offer solutions that avoid, reduce, recycle or store emitted methane or carbon dioxide. The firm reports its portfolio’s quantified GHG impact annually against a methodology it has co-developed with other investors to encourage adoption of common metrics. In the period 2019-2022 its portfolio companies collectively realized 57 million tonnes of CO2e1 of GHG reduction. Climate Investment was founded by members of the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative. They have invested in Climate Investment funds and deployed many of its portfolio innovations, supporting their early commercial development.

CohnReznick Capital


At CohnReznick Capital our team creates unprecedented firsts, providing investment banking services to the sustainability sector. Since 2010, CohnReznick Capital has executed more than 85 project and corporate financings for renewable energy assets valued at more than $11 billion in aggregate. As the #1 ranked Renewable Energy Financial Adviser by IJ Global Magazine, we deliver exceptional service for financial institutions, infrastructure funds, strategic participants (IPPs and utilities), and leading global clean energy developers. Our team of experts help our clients breakthrough the dynamic and evolving sustainability sector by simplifying project finance, M&A, capital raising and special situations. To learn more visit, follow @CR_Capital on twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram.



DELOITTE’S M&A practice provides, comprehensive and strategically focused tax, accounting and advisory services to both financial and corporate buyers. With a global network of over 4,000 M&A specialists, clients have access to experienced professionals in all forms of acquisitions, investment and financing structures, disposition alternatives, and post transaction and integration activities. Our multi-disciplinary approach teams top-flight M&A professionals, industry specialists and technical experts to provide fact-based answers and independent advice geared to helping clients minimize risk and maximize returns.



Linklaters is a leading law firm globally in renewables and energy transition. Our Energy and Infrastructure practice advises on complex, bespoke and often multi-jurisdictional transactions covering all aspects of the value chain, allowing us to anticipate and identify issues that may arise during the course of any project. With a proven track record in leading the energy transition globally and our extensive knowledge of the U.S. market, we present a one-of-its-kind offering of legal services for sponsors, developers, investors and lenders in the U.S. renewable and energy transition industry.

We are at the forefront of the renewables sector, acting on some of the largest transactions in 2021 and 2022 globally. This strength is evidenced by on our 2022 Band 1 Chambers Global: Multi-Jurisdictional Projects & Energy ranking, recognition at the PFI and IJ Global awards and topping IJ Global’s renewables league tables for FY2021.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright merged on June 30 to make a combined firm with 4,000 lawyers in 59 offices in 33 countries, including 400 working in the power sector of whom close to a 100 are in the United States.  The prestigious Chambers directory has consistently ranked the Chadbourne project finance team at the top of the US renewable energy market based on year-round interviewing of corporate law departments and peers at other firms.  The group did $53.5 billion in financings in the last two years.   Approximately 60% of the work of the group in each of the last 11 years has been in renewable energy. The group has worked on projects in more than 80 countries.



Founded in 2021, Orennia is the leading all-in-one platform for accurate data, predictive analytics and actionable insights across the energy transition. Orennia’s platform is relied upon by the most sophisticated investors and developers to make more efficient capital-allocation decisions and maximize returns in the solar, wind, storage, power, RNG, CCUS, clean fuels and hydrogen sectors. The technology that powers Orennia’s platform delivers an unparalleled experience, distilling information into actionable insights to give clients a competitive edge. 

White & Case LLP


White & Case is a leading global law firm with 2,464 lawyers in 45 offices across 31 countries. Among the first US-based law firms to establish a truly global presence, we provide counsel and representation in virtually every area of law that affects cross-border business. Our clients value both the breadth of our global network and the depth of our US, English and local law capabilities in each of our regions and rely on us for their complex cross-border transactions, as well as their representation in arbitration and litigation proceedings. To learn more about the Firm, our work on behalf of clients, and points of view from around the world please take a look at our website at

Euclid Transactional


Euclid Transactional is a market-leading firm specializing in transactional insurance underwriting and claims handling. The firm provides underwriting services for representations and warranties, tax, contingent liability, and other transactional insurance products. We seek to provide best-in-class service for clients, lawyers, and brokers on deal time and with the commercial priorities of our partners in mind.

Euclid Transactional has underwritten over 5,000 policies and insured more than $4.0 trillion in total deal volume — among the most in the industry.

Our claims team — the industry’s largest dedicated team — leverages deep experience on both the underwriting and claims side to drive fair resolutions. Backed by the financial security of our highly-rated insurance carrier partners, we have made over $523 million in claims payments.

With offices New York, London, Toronto, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Chicago, we cover the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with leadership by industry veterans.



At EY, our purpose is building a better working world. The insights and services we provide help to create long-term value for clients, people and society, and to build trust in the capital markets. Part of that long-term value includes navigating the energy transition as energy enables every aspect of modern life for businesses and consumers. Strategic energy choices can reduce risk, increase operational efficiency, decarbonize operations, and even create revenue opportunities. As companies across all industries increasingly embrace sustainability as a value differentiator, the energy transition will be shaped by new technologies, expanded energy sources, innovative business models and collaborative ecosystems.

Foss & Company, Inc.


Founded in 1983, Foss & Company is a national tax equity investor and fund sponsor that has deployed nearly $8 billion in tax equity on behalf of insurance, banking, and other large corporate clients into tax credit enhanced transactions including historic rehabilitation projects, renewable energy and advanced energy production facilities. Foss & Company is a full-service advisor with proven expertise navigating the world of tax equity investments. For additional information, visit

Latham & Watkins


Latham & Watkins delivers innovative solutions to complex legal and business challenges around the world. From a global platform, Latham lawyers advise leading multinationals, boundary-pushing start-ups, and the investors and financial institutions that fuel them. The firm helps clients navigate market-shaping transactions, high-stakes litigation and trials, and sophisticated regulatory matters. Latham is one of the world’s largest providers of pro bono services, steadfastly supports initiatives designed to advance diversity within the firm and the legal profession, and is committed to exploring and promoting environmental sustainability.

Lockton Companies


Lockton is a global insurance brokerage that helps clients mitigate risk through strategic advisory and partnership. What makes Lockton stand apart is also what makes us better: independence. Lockton’s private ownership empowers its 9,500+ Associates doing business in over 135 countries to focus solely on clients’ risk, insurance and people needs. With expertise that reaches around the globe, Lockton delivers the deep understanding needed to accomplish remarkable results.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Wilson Sonsini is the firm of choice for companies, investors, and lenders seeking to structure, negotiate, and close groundbreaking transactions in the new energy economy and emerging climate solutions sector. As the newest, nimblest, and most focused projects law practice in the United States, we dedicate ourselves to a single goal: advancing what’s next in the energy industry and decarbonization technologies across economic sectors. Unlike other major law firms, our mission and resources are focused on advancing solutions to build the clean energy economy and address climate change, not fighting against the reality that all major economic sectors need to evolve, decarbonize, and be more efficient. We recognize the imperative—and the opportunities—presented by climate change and want to assist the innovators that will make a decarbonized future cheaper, more transparent, more equitable, and easier to use.

Winston & Strawn, LLP


Winston & Strawn LLP is a global law firm with 900+ attorneys across 16 offices in Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. Additionally, the firm has significant resources devoted to clients and matters in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of our resources enable the firm to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue. We serve the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the public sectors. We understand that clients are looking for value beyond legal talent. We take time to learn about our clients’ organizations and their business objectives. And we leverage technology and collaborate seamlessly to respond quickly and effectively to our clients’ needs.



Svante is a leading carbon capture and removal solutions provider specializing in novel solid sorbents, structured adsorbent filters, and rotary contactor machines for post-combustion carbon capture and direct air capture.

The company’s leading-edge solid sorbent-based technology is environmentally responsible, scalable, and can be applied to heavy industries with hard-to-avoid emissions, including cement, hydrogen, oil & gas, and more.

Svante has developed partnerships across the CCUS value chain to scale the industry and make it easy for customers to execute source-to-sink projects.

Black & Veatch


With more than 100 years of service, Black & Veatch has helped clients improve the lives of people in more than 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management.

Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure business supports the innovations of utilities and cities by establishing the foundation of all smart functions as we bring together physical infrastructure, communication networks and data analytics to infuse intelligence into systems. As a global leader in Critical Human Infrastructure, our technologies boost sustainability, resiliency, efficiency, economic health and cultivate new system-wide intelligence at utilities and along roadways, in cities and beyond.

Fagen, Inc.


With vision and commitment unsurpassed in the industrial construction field, Fagen, Inc. has evolved from what in 1988 was a small agricultural contractor to what today has become a nationally recognized employee owned construction powerhouse. The company’s standard for quality, safety, and service has led Fagen, Inc. to be consistently listed in the Top 400 in ENR’s largest contractors in the United States. Fagen, Inc. continues to grow and diversify, creating a growing presence in the construction of wind farms, solar farms, and renewable fuels. Specializing in providing full EPC wraps to its client base, the company self performs civil, structural, siding, insulation, millwright, piping, instrumentation, and electrical. Striving to be the construction company most admired by our customers for our people, partnerships, performance and finished product, Fagen, Inc. is ultimately building a better world for tomorrow.

Kirkland & Ellis


Kirkland & Ellis is an international law firm that serves a broad range of clients around the world in private equity, M&A and other corporate transactions, litigation, white collar and government disputes, restructurings and intellectual property matters. Kirkland offers the highest quality legal advice coupled with extraordinary, tailored service to deliver exceptional results to their clients and help their businesses succeed. They invest in the brightest legal talent and build dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their respective areas. Kirkland believes in empowering their lawyers, encouraging entrepreneurialism, operating ethically and with integrity, and collaborating to bring their best to every engagement. These principles have guided the firm in building successful long-term partnerships with clients since its founding in 1909.

EIC (Energy Industries Council)


Global CCS Institute


Low Carbon Fuels Coalition


SAF + Consortium


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