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CMA Shipping
38th Annual Expo & Conference
March 21-23, 2023Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Dr. Michael Traver, Ph. D.
Chair, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative – Transportation Workstream Senior Researcher, Transport Technologies Division, Aramco Research Center – Detroit at Aramco Americas


Dr. Michael Traver currently co-chairs the Transportation Workstream within the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a voluntary, CEO-led oil and gas industry initiative to catalyze meaningful actions on climate change through collaboration and engagement. In this role, he leads a collaborative group of experts from OGCI member companies to identify and progress innovative and impactful ideas and actions that address greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. He is also a Senior Researcher within Aramco’s Transport Technologies R&D Division with responsibilities that include both experimental and strategic analysis of sustainability technologies across the light duty, heavy duty, marine and aviation industries.

Prior to joining Aramco, Dr. Traver led all diesel activities as Business Unit Director for Diesel Systems at IAV’s North American subsidiary. While in that role, he worked within a global team to launch IAV’s first test facility outside of Europe and secured strong business relationships with many premier US-based diesel engine and vehicle manufacturers. Under his leadership, the Diesel Systems division grew from 3 employees to 25 and experienced a 15X increase in revenue.

Michael holds a Ph.D. and MS in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace focus from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Agenda Sessions

  • Alternative Fuels Deep Dive: What are data and investment trends telling us | Sponsored by Aderco

  • An Update on Project REMARCCABLE (Realizing Maritime Carbon Capture to demonstrate the Ability to Lower Emissions)