Why Carbon Direct?




Wilfried Maas, PhD

Wilfried Maas, PhD

Chief Carbon Technology Strategist

Biomass with Carbon Capture and Storage (BiCRS) + Direct Air Capture (DAC) + Point Source Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage + Hydrogen + Industrial Decarbonisation (CCS, H2, Electrification)

Headshot of Dr. Wilfried Maas on plain white background
Headshot of Dr. Wilfried Maas on plain white background
Headshot of Dr. Wilfried Maas on plain white background

Dr. Wilfried Maas supports clients with strategic advice and due diligence on their clean energy transition, amongst others for project development and execution.

Dr. MaaS also contributes to Carbon Direct's activities on EU Green Deal policies, specifically on the EU Sustainable Carbon Cycles/ Carbon Dioxide Removal initiatives and certifications. 

Background & Bio

Dr. Maas brings expertise to inform investment decisions, project management and provide strategic advisory services to clients. He brings experience from his 32-year energy career at Shell and from his Joint Industry Collaborations on CCS and Climate (IEAGHG, OGCI, ZEP, IOGP, TCM). He has developed decarbonization pathways for “Net Zero Carbon” production and products for different industrial supply chains based on CCS, electrification, (blue or green) hydrogen and biomass.

Furthermore Dr. Maas coordinated the technical development of the global portfolio of commercial scale CCS demonstration projects and the Shell’s organizational CCS competence and capability. He also contributed to external collaborations for the new business development of CCS as one of the decarbonization solutions for a climate-constrained future. In other roles, he led consultancy teams that developed corporate-wide GHG and energy management practices for capital projects and operational assets; and he has been a front-end development manager for CCS projects.

He holds a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam. 

Dr. Maas has been Director of the CCS Knowledge Centre and Executive Committee member of the IEA GHG Technology Collaboration Program.


PhD, Physical Organic Chemistry
University of Amsterdam

MSc, Public Administration (Environment)
University of Amsterdam


Petroleum Economist Cleaner Energy Initiative Award

Chartered Project Professional — APM (Association for Project Managment ), ChPP 

Chartered Process Engineer — Engineering Council (CEng), Fellow Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE)