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Nathan Pastorek

Research Analyst

Nathan Pastorek is a Research Analyst with the Energy & Climate practice at Rhodium Group, working on research projects relating to emerging clean technologies and decarbonization.

Energy & Climate

Nathan’s primary areas of research include carbon capture and storage, carbon dioxide removal, and clean hydrogen.

Nathan has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology with a minor in Energy and Society from Allegheny College and a Master’s degree in Energy and Earth Resources from the University of Texas at Austin. He was previously an intern with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), focused on projects relating to geothermal energy resources.

Before joining Rhodium, Nathan worked for KeyLogic Systems and was primarily focused on economic and geologic modeling for carbon capture and storage scenarios using models from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

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Expanding the Industrial Decarbonization Toolkit

The industrial sector is on a path to becoming the highest-emitting sector in the US in the early 2030s, pointing to the critical need to rapidly deploy decarbonization solutions if the US is to achieve meaningful economy-wide decarbonization.

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The Economic Benefits of Direct Air Capture Hubs

The Department of Energy has announced two direct air capture hubs: the South Texas DAC Hub in Texas and Project Cypress in Louisiana. In this analysis, we quantify the economic and job benefits associated with these two announced DAC hub projects.