On Nov. 1, 2023 the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce hosted the 3rd Annual Carbon Summit at the Bob Bowers Civic Center.
Approximately 260 individuals from industry, academia, not-for-profits, small businesses, Community Benefits Organizations (CBOs), community members, local unions, elected and government officials gathered to hear about a diverse group of large Department of Energy-sponsored projects for industrial decarbonization slated for the Texas Golden Triangle (Port Arthur, Orange and Beaumont Texas).
Projects included CCUS, the HyVelocity Hydrogen Hub and EPIXC, Electrification Processes for Industry without Carbon.
On behalf of EPIXC, Dr. Maria Curry-Nkansah provided an overview presentation featuring technical and social impact goals for the institute. Positive follow-up engagement resulted from the audience leading to the establishment of several important contacts for potential collaborations.
In addition to the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, the summit was also sponsored by EPIXC, Entergy, Carbon Ventures, Caliche, the Houston Carbon Capture and Storage Alliance, and Bayou Bend.