Peter Minor, PhD, is the Director of Science and Innovation at Carbon180, a new breed of climate NGO bringing together the people, resources and vision to realize a carbon-removing world. Peter’s knowledge of the latest science and connections to the innovation ecosystem helps the team craft policy recommendations that catalyze the carbon removal industry, including a letter to the Sec. of Energy with recommendations for the proposed Direct Air Capture Hubs to impact early stage innovation, cosigned by 8 of the industry’s top startups. Previously, he built the CITRIS Foundry, a deeptech startup accelerator associated with UC Berkeley, and Blue Bear Ventures, a venture fund for frontier innovation. He is a staunch believer that technology can help solve humanity’s greatest challenges.