John Thompson directs the Clean Air Task Force’s Fossil Transition Project. The project’s primary purpose is to prevent climate change by fostering low-carbon coal solutions, through endorsing environmentally sound commercial projects, facilitating the transfer of innovative, low-carbon coal technology between the U.S. and China, and developing federal policy to speed the transition of the U.S. coal fleet to deep carbon dioxide reductions.
John is a frequent presenter on coal technology and sequestration at conferences both in the United States and China. In the past, he has served on numerous advisory panels including the Technologies Subcommittee of the Western Governors’ Association, US EPA’s Advanced Coal Working Group, and the Coal Gasification Work Group of the Powering the Plains Project. John holds a B. S. in chemical engineering form the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, as well as an M.B.A. from Olin School of Business at Washington University in Saint Louis.