The Carbon Working Group is a focused interest group under the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), aiming to bring together experts and key players to provide vision, direction and guidance in the development and implementation of carbon projects in and outside Singapore.
The Carbon Working Group also aims to promote awareness of decarbonisation, carbon credit generation, REC generation, carbon markets, role of carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS).
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
Welcome Remarks by Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS)
Kavita Gandhi has an extensive background in environment and developmental sector spanning over last 20 years. Kavita has been involved in multi-dimensional projects like United States Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP) and was Instrumental in setting up of Clean Technology Environmental Management Centre (CTEM) in the Singapore Manufacturer’s Association. She has experience working with environmental sector startups and SMEs in her capacity as a manager of the Singapore Association for Environmental Companies (SAFECO). Kavita was one of the key personnel involved in setting up the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore and securing a grant from SPRING Singapore to run programs in the area of local enterprise development, market development and training & conferences for clean energy industry. She also represents the association in various government and non-government committees related to clean energy. She was instrumental in developing and managing some unique programs like the SME Energy Efficiency outreach as well cleantech incubator. Kavita has an MSc in Environmental Management from Wye College, University of London. Kavita is also representing SEAS on the following: • Environment & Resource Standards Committee (ERSC), ESG • Co-convener Renewable Energy Standards (RECs) working group, ESG • TC for Energy, ESG • SCEM Steering Committee, NEA • Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) committee, ADB • Advisory Board: EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, NTU
Founder & CEO of Climate Resources Exchange International Pte Ltd
Meet Vinod Kesava. Co Founder & CEO of Climate Resources Exchange (CRX) who has 20 years of experience in the global carbon markets will shed light on the untapped additional value of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency projects. He will share proven CRX successes where RE installations can be integrated with environmental attributes from carbon credits/renewable energy certificates resulting in a full sales cycle consisting of additional revenue streams from carbon assets and environmental attributes.
Daniel is a Reservoir Engineering Consultant at GaffneyCline in Singapore with experience in carbon management for Oil & Gas assets through emissions reductions and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS). He holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot-Watt University with sponsorship by TotalEnergies. Daniel also holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore; he worked at Halliburton in Singapore and the US as an equipment design and customization engineer. Throughout his career, Daniel has authored multiple papers, a book chapter, and is co-inventor on four patents.
Advisor at Asia-Pacific Net-Zero Institute Pte Ltd
Peter Cockcroft is a global expert in the energy sector, with over 40 years as an executive in the petroleum and power sectors. He has worked for two National Oil Companies, has been a company chairman for five different public companies, and has run companies in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, France, UAE, and Kuwait. From 2004 until 2007 he was a Visiting Research Fellow at ISEAS, Singapore. He is currently advising the Government of Timor-Leste on setting up a "merchant" Carbon Storage project and was previously on the SPE Reserves Committee, which developed the CO2 Storage Resources Management System (SRMS). He was in charge of a CO2 storage project in Western China in 1987, and has given courses on CCS development in Japan and Korea in 2020 and 2022. He currently also teaches a course on the economics of green hydrogen, and has advised a regional stock exchange on corporate guidelines for "Net-Zero Reporting".