Monte Atwell is the General Manager of the Gasification group at GE Energy, responsible for a business that offers leading gasification licenses and integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) solutions to customers around the globe. The business comprises 65 licensed gasification plants around the globe, nearly 40 of which are using commercial technology to separate carbon.
GE’s gasification technology has been used in some of the pioneering integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) “cleaner coal” plants including Coolwater and Tampa Electric’s Polk Power Station. The technology is currently being deployed at the ~630MW IGCC plant under construction for Duke Energy in Edwardsport, Indiana, the plant is expected to be the largest commercial IGCC plant in the world when it reaches commercial operation in 2012.
Monte has more than 25 years’ experience in the energy industry in technical, operational and commercial roles. Prior to his current assignment, Monte served as the technology leader for the gasification business leading the team in the design and development and commercialization of IGCC “cleaner coal” technology.
Monte began his GE career in the company’s Technical Marketing Program in 1984 and has held commercial and technical assignments in several GE businesses and product lines including power systems, controls and global research.
Monte graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, and resides in Sugar Land, Texas.