Carbon Engineering has appointed Daniel Friedmann as its new CEO, to lead the company’s next stage of commercialisation and global expansion.

The Canadian company last week (19th Jan) confirmed the news, stating that Friedman will now replace Steve Oldham who had held the firm’s CEO position since 2018.

Having served on Carbon Engineering’s Board of Director for five years, with the past four as Board Chair, Friedmann is no stranger to the direct air capture technology company.

As well as serving on the Board, Friedmann bring further experience and proven success to his new role, having led Canadian aerospace company MDA as CEO of 20 years.

On the appointment, David Keith, founder and Board Member of Carbon Engineering, said, “We are very fortunate to secure Dan Friedmann as Carbon Engineering’s next CEO.”

“Since joining our board in March 2017, Dan has played a pivotal role in guiding Carbon Engineering’s business and commercialisation strategy.”

“Dan’s experience at MDA and his track record at Carbon Engineering position him for a seamless transition to lead Carbon Engineering through the challenges and opportunities of scaling a global business.”

“We thank Steve for his exceptional service to the company over the last four years and recognise Steve’s tremendous impact on Carbon Engineering as well as on the direct air capture industry as a whole.”

Friedmann added, “Carbon Engineering is embarking on an exciting period of global growth, working with our partner, Oxy, and other industry-leaders to deploy affordable and scalable climate solutions that have the potential to play an integral role in the net zero revolution.”

“I look forward to leading Carbon Engineering through this next stage of expansion and innovation, and to continuing to drive Carbon Engineering forward on its important mission.”

Did you miss this?

Back in November (2021), gasworld spoke with Am Ruddock, Vice-President of Europe at Carbon Engineering, and Alan James, Executive Director at Storegga, to discuss the UK’s first large scale direct air capture facility.

Set to permanently remove between 500,000 and one million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere annually, the facility will provide the UK with essential infrastructure to meet its net zero targets.

The location of the plant being Scotland, UK, offers numerous advantages, including abundant renewable energy sources to power the technology, existing infrastructure that can be redeployed, and a skilled workforce from the North Sea oil and gas industry that have the skills needed to develop and operate DAC plants.

Watch gasworld’s full video on the project below to find out more.