Adjunct Research Fellow
Dr. Chris Bataille has been involved in energy and climate policy analysis for 26 years as a researcher, energy systems and economic modeler, analyst, writer, project manager, managing consultant, and founding partner. His career has been focused on the transition to a globally sustainable energy system, more recently technology and policy pathways to net-zero GHG emissions by all sectors by 2050-‘70 to meet the Paris Agreement goals. He is an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI.org) in Paris working on the Deep Decarbonization Pathways project (DDPinitiative.org), and an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University. Chris was a Lead Author for the Industry Chapter of the 6th cycle of the IPCC Assessment Report 2019-2022, as well as the Summary for Policy Makers and Technical Summary. He manages an ongoing global project to review technology and policy options for net-zero decarbonization of heavy industrial sectors, including the global Net Zero Steel project (netzerosteel.org), which has produced facility level, geospatial net zero pathways for the global steel industry. Chris is continuing his focus on industrial decarbonization at CGEP.
Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from industrial operations poses a significant challenge due to heat needs ranging from 50–1,600°C (122–2,912°F) as well as process-based emissions.