Full Name
Damian Beauchamp
Job Title
President & Chief Development Officer
8 Rivers
Speaker Bio
Damian Beauchamp is President and Chief Development Officer at 8 Rivers, whose technologies, projects and business model innovations have raised over $2 billion in capital and created over $4 billion in market-based value. Mr Beauchamp has developed expertise in carbon capture, utilization and storage- (CCUS) related projects and technology development throughout his career. He was also a member of the board of directors for NET Power for three years before it went public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: NPWR). In 2020, Mr Beauchamp was a co-author of the US National Petroleum Council’s comprehensive CCUS report “Meeting the Dual Challenge: A Roadmap to At-Scale Deployment of CCUS,” which was commissioned by then-US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. He has won several awards and holds pending patents in chemistry, chemical engineering and other fields.

Prior to joining 8 Rivers, Mr Beauchamp founded two companies, for which he has been featured in Forbes (Forbes 30 Under 30) and Fortune magazines, also receiving several entrepreneurial awards along the way. His work in chemistry related to solar energy conversion and storage into hydrogen and electrochemical potential (batteries) has also been published and featured in Nature Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie and C&E News. Mr Beauchamp holds a master’s in chemistry from The Ohio State University, where he received the SciFinder Future Leader in Chemistry Award from a division of the American Chemical Society and won the US DOE Clean Energy Business Plan Prize. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with magna cum laude honors from Kent State University while a National Science Foundation scholar. In 2016, he received the Outstanding New Professional Award from his alma mater.
Damian Beauchamp