houston texas carbon capture storage alliance
Houston CCS Alliance

Who We Are

The Houston CCS Alliance Members

The Houston CCS Alliance is a coordinated effort among some of the world's most innovative energy, petrochemical, and power generation companies to advance the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the greater Houston industrial area.

These companies have been a part of Houston for decades, employing thousands, supporting families with good careers, and investing in the well-being of the local communities where they safely operate.

Supporters

The Alliance is committed to making a positive impact on local communities. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with communities and their leaders, local businesses, educational institutions, and business organizations.

"Houston can achieve our net zero goals by working together, and it’s exciting to see so many companies have already come together to talk about making Houston the world leader in carbon capture and storage."
Mayor Sylvester Turner
Sylvester Turner
Former Mayor of Houston
"The energy and manufacturing industries have long been an integral part of my district. Investments in initiatives like the Houston CCS Alliance will bring additional economic activity to our community while moving us forward and strengthening Houston’s position as the Energy Capital of the World." State Representative Mary Ann Perez."
Mary Ann Perez
Mary Ann Perez
State Representative
“As a native Houstonian, I’ve had a front-row seat in watching my hometown transform into a world-class city with one of the most vibrant economies and cultures found anywhere in the world. Now our city is presented with a new opportunity to be a global leader in reimagining energy. By advancing initiatives like Houston CCS Alliance, I believe we can make Houston the world leader in the transition to a lower-carbon energy future.”
Carol Alvarado
Carol Alvarado
State Senator
“I applaud the efforts of the Houston CCS Alliance companies to make our region a global leader in carbon capture and storage deployment. Their work will position Houston and the Lone Star State as a frontrunner in the growing low carbon economy, creating more opportunities for our communities to thrive while working towards a net zero future.”
Martha Castex-Tatum
Martha Castex-Tatum
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Houston
"Houston has a responsibility and an opportunity to leverage our energy leadership to accelerate global solutions for an energy-abundant, low-carbon future. We see Initiatives like Houston CCS Alliance as crucial opportunities that will help our city achieve this goal."
Jane Stricker
Jane Stricker
Executive Director, Houston Energy Transition Initiative and SVP, Energy Transition, Greater Houston Partnership
"As the energy capital of the world, Houston has the expertise and leadership — including industry, academia and policymakers — to realize a low carbon, reliable and affordable energy future."
Charles McConnell
Charles McConnell
Director of University of Houston's Center for Carbon Management in Energy and former assistant secretary at the Energy Department
“The Energy Corridor and the Houston CCS Alliance share the mutual goal of building a brighter future for the region, which includes delivering innovative energy solutions and ensuring Houston’s continued leadership in the energy sector. The Alliance’s forward-thinking approach of addressing climate change through large-scale carbon capture and storage helps ensure this by creating new jobs and industries, while also protecting existing jobs critical to Houston’s economy.”
Elijah Williams
Elijah Williams
Former Executive Director, Energy Corridor
"The Texas Association of Business believes in the power of free enterprise in solving big problems. We have an unprecedented example of this in the Houston CCS Alliance. This partnership will help shape the lower-emission future of energy and support the state’s growing energy demands, ultimately unleashing economic opportunities and preserving Texas as the best business climate in the world."
Glenn Hamer
Glenn Hamer
President & CEO, Texas Association of Business
"Houston is perfectly positioned to leverage our energy and petrochemical manufacturing leadership to accelerate global solutions for a low-carbon future. We see Initiatives like Houston CCS Alliance as crucial opportunities that will help our city achieve this goal."
Chad Burke
Chad Burke
President and CEO, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region
“At the Center for Houston’s Future, we believe the city of Houston is uniquely positioned to develop one of the largest low-carbon energy hubs in the world. The Houston CCS Alliance has the opportunity to be a driving factor in making this a reality by advancing the large-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies.”
Brett Perlman
Brett Perlman
CEO - Center for Houston's Future
“As the leading investor in emission-reducing technologies, the Texas oil and natural gas industry is producing energy in cleaner and more efficient ways than 10 to 15 years ago. The industry’s investments in innovation and technology like carbon capture will continue to be the driving force in climate progress, while meeting the world’s need for affordable, reliable energy.”
Tulsi Oberbeck
Tulsi Oberbeck
Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Texas Oil and Gas Association
“At Houston Wilderness, we are committed to protecting and preserving the 10 diverse ecoregions around Greater Houston and southeast Texas, including collaborative facilitation of native large-scale tree plantings along the 25 miles of the Houston Ship Channel. Initiatives like the Houston CCS Alliance are an integral part of helping to reduce carbon emissions, in turn promoting the long-term sustainability of our region for decades to come.”
Deborah January-Bevers
Deborah January-Bevers
President & CEO, Houston Wilderness
“As one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, Houston offers its citizens a wide range of opportunities to achieve economic prosperity. Large-scale carbon capture and storage efforts like those the Houston CCS Alliance is pursuing can help bring much-needed economic and environmental benefits to a number of historically underserved communities throughout our city.”
Carol Y. Guess
Carol Y. Guess
Former President, Greater Houston Black Chamber
“Texas manufacturers continue to lead the way in implementing innovative clean energy solutions. We recognize the importance of carbon capture in addressing climate change, and we look forward to working with policymakers and industry, including the Houston CCS Alliance, to move this technology forward in Texas and demonstrate continued leadership in addressing today’s biggest challenges.”
Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
President & CEO, Texas Association of Manufacturers
“Houston has long been a leader in providing the energy, materials and products Americans need every day. Now, we have the opportunity to continue our important role in these industries while also implementing technologies like carbon capture and storage to address climate change on a world scale. The Houston CCS Alliance is a shining example of how our corporate citizens can work together to help Houston pave the way for America’s lower carbon future.”
MaryJane Mudd
MaryJane Mudd
Executive Director, East Harris County Manufactures Association
“Houston has an important responsibility to the world to leverage and lead in the energy transition. With the guiding principles grounded in its “Climate Action Plan” (CAP) and “Resilient Houston” Strategy, our city can build the foundation necessary for a sustainable future.”
David Robinson
David Robinson
Former Houston City Council Member
“For Texas to continue to be a global leader in responsible energy development, it’s imperative our state embraces energy expansion. An integral piece of this energy expansion will be deploying carbon reduction technologies such as carbon capture and storage. Initiatives like the Houston CCS Alliance will be foundational in demonstrating how we can successfully reduce significant amounts of carbon emissions from industrial processes.”
Jeremy Mazur
Jeremy Mazur
Senior Policy Advisor, Texas 2036
“Houston is fortunate to have organizations like the Houston CCS Alliance to play a significant role in helping our region achieve a lower-emission energy future through the deployment of carbon capture and storage technologies. It is encouraging to see women from several of our region's largest companies have a prominent seat at the table and be a driving factor in these discussions.”
Suzan Deison
Suzan Deison
CEO & Founder of Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce
"Here in Chambers County and Southeast Texas, the energy, petrochemical, and power generation industries play a vital role in our economy. It’s comforting to know that we have organizations like the Houston CCS Alliance that are committed to holding collaborative conversations to educate our community leaders and members on the economic and environmental benefits that carbon capture and storage technologies can bring to our region."
Jimmy Sylvia
Chambers County Judge
“For decades, Jefferson County and the residents that call it home have played a critical role in helping to make our nation a global leader in energy, an industry that has played a crucial part in powering the economy of our region. As we look ahead, the potential offered by the advancement of carbon capture and storage technologies offers us the ability to continue this economic legacy for decades to come.”
Jeff Branick
Jefferson County Judge
"In Pasadena, we're proud of the role our city plays in producing affordable energy and manufacturing goods that people around the world depend on. Carbon capture and storage is a transformational opportunity to expand safe, proven technology to reduce emissions, improve our environment and provide good-paying jobs in these growing industries. The Houston CCS Alliance is giving our first responders, civic organizations, and residents a seat at the table in shaping the energy transition in our region."
Jeff Wagner
Mayor of Pasadena
"Lowering carbon emissions is essential to improving quality of life in Harris County. That’s why it is important that we seek common ground around technologies like carbon capture and storage (CCS) that can help our region achieve its climate goals, improve air quality and maintain a growing economy. I applaud the Houston CCS Alliance for coming together to listen and seek input from our diverse community in Precinct 2 to make this critical technology work for our region."
Adrian Garcia
Harris County Commissioner
“Baytown is the ideal community for low-carbon energy solutions to flourish. Carbon capture and storage will protect and create jobs in our thriving energy and manufacturing industries and bring new training programs so our local workforce can access these in-demand opportunities. The Houston CCS Alliance is on the frontlines of ensuring that our residents have a voice in determining how this technology impacts their community.”
Brandon Capetillo
Mayor of Baytown