Ming Sung, the Clean Air Task Force’s Chief Representative for Asia-Pacific, spearheads CATF’s effort to accelerate the deployment of low-carbon energy technologies through partnerships between innovative companies in China and the West. The clean energy joint ventures that Mr. Sung has facilitated since joining CATF in 2008 involve a range of key US and Chinese companies and institutions, including Duke Energy, EmberClear, China Huaneng Group, Thermal Power Research Institute, and ENN Group.
Mr. Sung's experience in the energy and IT industries extends over four decades. Before coming to CATF, he worked for a handful of the world's leading companies and institutions, including Shell (where he spent 25 years), AspenTech, ENN Group, BASF, Monsanto, and ERDA’s coal conversion program. His experience covers management, engineering, operations, and marketing in coal, oil, chemicals and related areas. Mr. Sung earned his BS and MS in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He did Ph.D. research in asphalt rheology at the University of Florida.
The Clean Air Task Force is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing atmospheric pollution through research, advocacy, and private sector collaboration. Headquartered in Boston, CATF is made up of 20 senior scientists, lawyers, MBAs, economists, and public outreach professionals. Its work is augmented by collaboration with dozens of nationally recognized technical, research, and economic consulting organizations. Current CATF focus areas include: speeding the adoption of low-zero carbon coal technologies in the US, China, and India, primarily through facilitating business-to-business partnerships for early demonstration of advanced coal gasification and carbon capture and storage; reductions in non-CO2 climate forcing emissions such as methane, black carbon, and ozone to constrain global warming and to slow Arctic ice melt; and advancing low carbon research and development.