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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Daniel J. Soeder

Daniel J. Soeder
Carbon Blade


Daniel J. Soeder is the principal energy and environmental consultant at Soeder Geoscience LLC, where his interests focus on climate change and greenhouse gas sequestration.  He is a co-founder of Carbon Blade Corporation, a company developing a distributed solution for the reduction of carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere through direct air capture.  He was Director of the Energy Resources Initiative at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology from 2017-2020, where he helped students gain practical experience in scientific and engineering research of interest to the energy industry.  From 2009 to 2017, he was a research scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, WV, investigating the environmental impacts of shale gas development and assessing geological storage options for CO2 sequestration.  Prior to joining DOE in 2009, he spent a decade as a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in the Mid-Atlantic, specializing in contaminant hydrology and groundwater resources, after eight years coordinating USGS fieldwork at Yucca Mountain in Nevada to characterize the site for a potential high level nuclear waste repository.   Before joining the USGS in 1990, he researched unconventional natural gas resources at the Gas Technology Institute in Chicago.  His publications include 23 refereed journal articles, 10 refereed government reports and fact sheets, 5 book chapters, and 4 complete books.  His most recent publication is “Energy Futures: Fossil Fuel, Greenhouse Gas, and Climate Change” published in 2022 by Springer Nature. (  He holds a B.S. degree in geology from Cleveland State University, and an M.S. degree in geology from Bowling Green State University, both in Ohio, USA.