Ron Munson is the Principal and Founder of Cogentiv Solutions LLC – a consulting organization focused on developing customized, actionable solutions in carbon, energy, and environmental management. Clients include governments, advocacy organizations developing energy and environmental policy proposals, technology developers, and energy/environmental NGOs.
Previously, Munson served as the Global Lead for Carbon Capture Technology at the Global CCS Institute, where he has led capture-related thought leadership and technical advocacy efforts. Thought leadership efforts included development of materials related to industrial applications of carbon capture, the importance of pilot-scale testing of capture technologies, and the impacts of capture systems on water use. Advocacy efforts have included publications on the importance of CCS in industrial sectors, CCS on biofuels production as a negative emissions opportunity, and the importance of federal funding of technology development efforts all along the commercialization pathway. Additional advocacy efforts involved presentations at Congressional and Executive Branch Agency briefings, keynote presentations at CCS conferences, and interactions with media.
Ron was formerly a Senior Engineer contracting to the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). At NETL, Ron supported greenhouse gas emissions mitigation research, development and demonstration programs. This included support for DOE programs all along the commercialization pathway, from process concept through demonstration. In that capacity, Ron served as the principal architect of program roadmaps supporting DOE technology deployment policies for the advanced combustion, water-energy interface, and carbon capture programs. He was a key member of the DOE/NETL portfolio management team and the lead author for the capture technology sections of the Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage report that described a comprehensive US Federal strategy to speed the deployment of CCS technologies.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University.