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Matt Bright
CATF Expert

Matt Bright

Carbon Capture Policy Manager


Matt is CATF’s Carbon Capture Policy Manager. He is responsible for developing and advocating for policies that promote the development and deployment of carbon capture, removal, and storage technologies in the United States.

Matt joined the Task Force from the Global CCS Institute where he was their Senior Advocacy and Communications Adviser planning and executing their North American carbon capture advocacy and communications strategy. Prior to his time at the Institute, Matt developed federal carbon capture policy: first on Capitol Hill as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) policy fellow in the office of Representative Cheri Bustos, and then with D.C. think tank, Third Way. In his time on the Hill, he was instrumental in the writing and release of the INVEST CO2 Act of 2019 – the first-ever bill in Congress to incentivize the buildout of CO2 transport infrastructure that was the precursor to the SCALE Act which was recently passed into law as part of the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act. At Third Way, he specialized in industrial decarbonization and direct air capture policy.

In a previous life, Matt was a soil scientist who researched agroforestry methods in West Africa and forest soils in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. He received a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, a B.S. from the University of Maryland, and an A.A. from Montgomery College.