C-Capture, the designer of world-leading and innovative chemical processes for carbon dioxide removal, has appointed Phil Southerden as Chief Technology Commercialisation Officer. Phil brings with him over 30 years of industry experience across a wide range of upstream, refining, chemical and renewable businesses including hydrogen, power and CCS. Phil is a senior chartered chemical engineer, with a strong international track record of delivery in both technical and commercial roles within technology development and commercialisation, venturing and licensing businesses.
Phil’s previous experience includes 25 years at bp specialising in technology development, licensing and commercialisation. This was followed by 3 years in the Middle East with Saudi Aramco and a further two years working for a small technology start-up focusing on sustainable chemicals and recycling technologies. Phil holds a B. Eng. in Chemical Engineering from University College London.
Phil said “I am extremely excited to be joining the C-Capture team at a time when the deployment of CCS is both necessary and urgent. C-Capture have developed a very safe, innovative and world-leading technology and I look forward to helping lead its journey from technology development through to commercial deployment over the coming years. We will be bringing this innovative technology to market in parallel with a sea change in public, industry and government acknowledgement that CCS has a huge role to play in meeting our global climate commitments. We look forward to being part of that solution in the very near future”.
C-Capture’s CEO Tom White said “Phil’s expertise in technology development, licensing and commercialisation bring valuable capabilities to the C-Capture team as the company moves towards its first commercial projects, we’re delighted to have him on board”.