ST. LOUIS, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy today announced Holly Krutka, Ph.D, has been named Vice President of Coal Generation and Emissions Technologies, reporting to Charles Meintjes, Executive Vice President – Corporate Services and Chief Commercial Officer. She will join the company April 3.
In her new role, Dr. Krutka will work to help protect and enhance the existing U.S. coal fleet as well as promote the use of high efficiency, low emissions (HELE) technologies. This will include working on public policy proposals that advance the commercialization of carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) technology.
"Peabody stands for reliable, accessible and affordable energy that meets the goals of energy security, economic progress and environmental solutions," said Meintjes. "Holly has a unique blend of technical and communications skills that will enable us to further Peabody's role as a leading voice for clean coal technologies. We are pleased to welcome her to the team."
Dr. Krutka has spent the past decade contributing to the field of clean coal and CCUS, which includes leading research on carbon capture technology development and serving as executive editor for Cornerstone,The Official Journal of the World Coal Industry produced on behalf of the World Coal Association. She is also a member of the U.S. National Coal Council and has been a leading author for several major reports done at the behest of former Energy Secretaries. Previously Dr. Krutka was a senior R&D analyst at Tri-State Generation and Transmission.
Dr. Krutka holds both a doctorate and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Peabody Energy is the world's largest private-sector coal company and a Fortune 500 company. The company serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on five continents and has earned more than 100 awards for safety, corporate and environmental excellence in the past five years. For further information, visit PeabodyEnergy.com.
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