Beatrice Coda, senior policy officer at the Low Carbon Technology Unit of DG Climate Action of the European Commission, holds more than 15 years of experience in innovative energy technologies. Before joining DG Climate Action in 2010, she worked 6 years at DG RTD as a research program manager for the Energy field in the 6th and 7th Framework Program for research , with focus on research and innovation activities of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, where she contributed to the establishing of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU). In her current position, her fields of responsibility relate both the NER300 funding programme for commercial scale demonstration projects of CCS and innovative renewables technologies, and the CCS policy. She has a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Pisa, a doctoral degree in energy technologies from University of Stuttgart and a Postgraduate Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics. She conducted extensive research on technical issues related to bioenergy and fossil fuels power generation technologies.