Dr. Elizabeth Burton, Ph.D.

Technical Director
WESTCARB
 
 
Biography: 

Dr. Elizabeth Burton is the Technical Director of the DOE West Coast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (WESTCARB) and a project manager in Carbon Management at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She has worked in the field of carbon capture and storage for over 10 years, both as a researcher and as a technical consultant, in industry as well as in government. She has extensive experience at the federal and state level in providing technical consultation for energy policymakers, including as a team member in developing the Energy-Water Report to Congress and Energy-Water Roadmap, in leading the Assembly Bill 1925 effort at the Energy Commission to report to the California Legislature on recommendations as to how to facilitate commercial-scale CCS adoption in the state, and as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee to the California CCS Review Panel. She is the author or coauthor of over 100 published technical papers and a college textbook on oceanography. She received a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, a MS from the Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in Miami, and a B.S. from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.