Babcock & Wilcox adds Dr. Naomi Boness to its Board of Directors

– USA, OH –  Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: BW) today announced the appointment of Dr. Naomi Boness (Ph.D.) to its Board of Directors, increasing the Board to seven members.

“Dr. Boness has extensive technical acumen and knowledge of the field of hydrogen generation and her addition to B&W’s Board of Directors reinforces the critical role we anticipate hydrogen will play in B&W’s business in the coming years. The expertise and guidance Dr. Boness will provide as a member of our Board will be extremely valuable as we work with customers to develop commercial projects utilizing B&W’s BrightLoop hydrogen generation and carbon capture technology and our other ClimateBright decarbonization technologies,” said Chairman and CEO, Ken Young.

About Dr. Naomi Boness

Dr. Naomi Boness is the Managing Director of the Natural Gas Initiative at Stanford University and Co-Managing Director of the Stanford Hydrogen Initiative. An experienced energy sector expert, she is focused on using her background in reservoir geophysics and techno-economic modeling to develop technology solutions related to natural gas, hydrogen, and decarbonization. Dr. Boness also teaches classes in earth science and energy engineering.

Before Stanford, Dr. Boness held a variety of technical and management positions at Chevron.

Dr. Boness currently serves on the Board of Directors at Aemetis, a renewable fuels company, and is an advisor to several startups in the energy sector. Dr. Boness also is a member of the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition Advisory Committee; a member of the Partnership to Address Global Emissions Advisory Council; a member of the Open Hydrogen Initiative Independent Expert Panel; a past invited member of the United Nations Expert Group on Resource Classification; and a past Chair of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Oil and Gas Reserves Committee.

As an advocate for women and gender equality, Dr. Boness is proud to be an Ambassador for the Women in Clean Energy, Education, and Empowerment Initiative.

Dr. Boness holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University, a master’s degree in Geological Sciences from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from the University of Leeds.

About Babcock & Wilcox

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. is a leader in energy and environmental products and services for power and industrial markets worldwide.


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