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Robert Lanza
Principal, Chemical Engineering

Robert Lanza has 34 years of experience in environmental auditing, assessment, compliance, mitigation programs, and regulatory development and assessment. He provides engineering support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in preparing the annual U.S. Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks and in developing and implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions regulations. He also provides technical support to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in assessing permitting programs for offshore exploration and production operations.

Mr. Lanza assists the Government of the Philippines in developing country-specific GHG emission factors for stationary combustion sources and has provided training in GHG emissions estimation methodologies. He has prepared and audited facility-specific and corporatewide GHG inventories for firms in various sectors, including petroleum exploration, production, and refining; natural gas processing and transport; petrochemical production; and cement production. He also provides quality assurance management and conducts technical analyses for environmental impact statements (EIS) and environmental assessments (EA) for proposed infrastructure projects.

Mr. Lanza is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2006 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Guidelines for Petrochemical and Carbon Black Production and a contributing author of the 2006 Guidelines for Iron and Steel and Metallurgical Coke Production.

Mr. Lanza has an M. Eng. and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, both from Cornell University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Maryland and a certified environmental auditor for Environmental Management Systems.