Eric Masanet

Dr Eric Masanet is Professor and Mellichamp Chair of Sustainability Science for Emerging Technologies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University. He leads the Industrial Sustainability Analysis Laboratory, which develops mathematical models to quantify opportunities for reducing energy and resource use in industrial technology systems. From 2015-2017, he led the Energy Demand Technology Unit at the International Energy Agency, overseeing decarbonization technology analyses for the global buildings, transport, and industrial sectors (inclusive of petrochemicals). He has conducted numerous energy, life-cycle, and economic analyses of advanced petrochemical process technologies for the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is the former Editor in Chief of Resources, Conservation and Recycling, the leading peer-reviewed journal on sustainable resource systems. He is currently a Lead Author for the IPCC AR6 Demand Chapter, and a Research Advisory Board Member at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley with a specialisation in sustainable manufacturing systems.

WS1 Critical review

In this workstream we aim to provide an informed view of the accuracy and comprehensiveness of emissions data and monitoring regimes, across petrochemical sectors. The review will assess...