Tim Steeves is a senior analyst at EFI, where he works on the research team. Steeves was most recently a senior policy fellow at the carbon removal–focused nonprofit, Carbon180. There, he developed recommendations related to federal regulations across industries that would allow carbon removal to develop safely at the pace necessary to reach US climate goals. Steeves focused on recommendations to reform Class VI Well regulations that would allow states and the EPA to permit sites more easily and safely for geological storage of carbon dioxide. Before that, Steeves completed his doctoral degree in molecular engineering in May 2020; his research was primarily focused on solar-powered catalysis for converting carbon dioxide into methane, specifically for solar fuel development applications.