Richard Esposito

Principal Research Geologist

Southern Company

Mr. Esposito is a principal research geologist at Southern Company and leads Southern’s geologic CO2 sequestration R&D program. This program includes an active and diverse portfolio of CO2 sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, and integrated carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects. He has numerous publications to his credit and has presented internationally on utility issues and R&D progress associated with CCS. Prior to joining Southern Company, he worked in the Water Division of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management as an environmental regulator. Mr. Esposito is a professional geologist in numerous states and has been appointed by the governor of Alabama to the Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Geologists. He has M.S. degrees in geology and environmental management and is a candidate to receive a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering with a focus on carbon sequestration after this year.