Director, Hydrogen Energy Research Center, University of Wyoming
Eugene Holubnyak is the Director of the Hydrogen Energy Research Center at the University of Wyoming. Previously, he was a Petroleum Engineer at Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) and has over 14 years of experience in applied geoscience and energy-related research. He has worked for five years on Plains CO₂ Reduction (PCOR) Partnership before transitioning to KGS in 2012. He has managed multiple research and field-scale projects funded by the US Department of Energy, including Wellington Field CO₂ EOR and storage pilot (DE-FE0006821), and participated in numerous DOE-funded projects as a Co-PI. Eugene has served as a Joint-PI for CarbonSAFE Phase II Integrated Mid-Continent Stacked Carbon Storage Hub project (DE-FE0031623), led the KS CCUS Task Force, and represented KGS at the Regional Carbon Capture Deployment Initiative. He specializes in reservoir modeling, simulations, and fluid geochemistry applied to oil & gas reservoirs and waste fluid injection. He is intimately familiar with UIC program, including hands-on experience with UIC Class VI well permitting and preparing projects to qualify for 45Q credits.
Eugene is also interested in space exploration and developments in Advanced Life Support Systems for space settlements. He is continuing research and publication activities in this area.