Regional Hubs Manager, Appalachia
Sam Bailey joined CATF’s Zero-Carbon Fuels and Carbon Capture teams in late 2022 as the Appalachia Hubs Manager. He leads CATF’s work in the Appalachian region to advance the development of hydrogen and deep decarbonization hubs through technical discussion, innovation awareness, policy education, and community engagement. By facilitating stakeholder outreach and collaboration at a regional, state, and local level, Sam aims to maximize environmental and economic benefit the hubs will bring to all areas of Appalachia. Sam also supports regional hub-related decarbonization opportunities to deploy clean technologies including low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production, electrification, industrial process heating, carbon sequestration, and manufacturing alternatives.
Before joining CATF, Sam worked at The Chemours Company where he led a strategic relocation of manufacturing assets to different manufacturing sites around the U.S. He also evaluated hydrogen as an alternative fuel source for process heating. Previously, Sam worked in manufacturing technology where he gained a deep understanding of process hazard analysis of highly hazardous processes and focused on capital improvement projects, process efficiency, and reduction of water consumption. Sam holds a B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering and a graduate certificate of Engineering Management from Drexel University in Philadelphia.