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Matt McDaniel

Matt McDaniel

Senior Decarbonization Engineer

Direct Air Capture (DAC) + Point Source Capture

Matt McDaniel employs his engineering and business experience to deliver successful outcomes in direct air capture (DAC) and point source capture. He leverages his experience as a mechanical engineer designing engineering facility projects to drive success for engineered carbon removals.

Matt McDaniel is a mechanical engineer by training who has spent over a decade successfully delivering innovative, well designed engineering facility projects in the chemicals manufacturing industry, in addition to optimizing processes for complex organizations and managing focused business portfolios. His background in business, coupled with extensive capital project experience, allows him to clearly communicate with clients and help them make crucial connections between macroeconomic market trends and developing physical assets. Matt's passion lies in helping build successful teams with a focus on creating a strong culture, particularly with regards to sustainability and driving quality resolutions within carbon markets.


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MS, Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Tech

BS, Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Tech