Hardware to Save a Planet
Our planet is warming at an unsustainable rate. This climate crisis is being caused by humans and it will take human ingenuity to stop or reverse it... Hardware to Save a Planet explores the technical innovations that are giving us hope in the fight against climate change. Each episode focuses on a specific climate challenge and explores an emerging physical technology solution, with the person bringing it into reality. Hosted by Dylan Garrett, Head of Climate Tech Business at Synapse.
At the Threshold of Greener and Cheaper Electric Motors for EVs with Robert Sansone, Young Innovator and Winner of the Regeneron ICEF Award
December 8, 2022 • 40 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Robert Sansone, a young innovator, a high school student, and the winner of the prestigious Regeneron ICEF award for best innovation by a high school student. Robert shares his journey of inventing a greener electric motor for electric vehicles that don’t use rare earth magnets.
Re-Engineering Chemical Production for Carbon Dioxide Removal with Dr. Laura Lammers, Founder and CEO of Travertine
November 24, 2022 • 33 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Dr. Laura Lammers, Founder and CEO of Travertine. They discuss a novel process for generating carbon-negative sulfuric acid that uses sulfate waste from the industry as an input.
Transforming CO2 Into an Ally in the Fight Against Climate Change with Claudio Spadacini, Founder and CEO of Energy Dome
November 10, 2022 • 36 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Claudio Spadacini, Founder and CEO of Energy Dome, to discuss the revolutionary technology Energy Dome develops for large-scale and long-duration grid energy storage.
Clean Hydrogen on Demand with Max Mankin, CTO and Co-founder of Modern Electron, and Mothusi Pahl, Vice President of Business Development at Modern Electron
October 27, 2022 • 51 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Max Mankin, CTO and Co-founder of Modern Electron, and Mothusi Pahl, Vice President of Business Development at Modern Electron, join Dylan Garrett to discuss an innovative technology that decarbonizes natural gas use by converting gas to clean hydrogen at the point of use without CO2 emissions.
3D electrodes for Next Generation Batteries with Moshiel Biton, CEO and Co-founder of Addionics
October 13, 2022 • 36 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Moshiel Biton, CEO and Co-founder of Addionics, to discuss Addionics' 3D battery technology that significantly improves battery performance regardless of the chemistry.
Re-imagining the Future of Packaging with Insiya Jafferjee, Co-founder & CEO at Shellworks
September 29, 2022 • 39 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Insiya Jafferjee. They discuss the role Shellworks plays in reimagining sustainable alternatives to plastic use cases. They delve into unique and environmentally beneficial product concepts and designs used by Shellworks to address the issue of plastic waste holistically and contextually.
Developing an Environmentally-Friendly and Fish-Saving Hydropower Turbine with Abe Schneider, Co-founder and CTO of Natel Energy
September 15, 2022 • 47 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Abe Schneider, Co-founder and CTO of Natel Energy, to discuss how the company has developed a new hydropower turbine model, which allows the safe passage of fish in already existing hydropower plants.
Capturing Semi-Truck CO2 Emissions Directly From the Tailpipe with Paul Gross, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Remora
September 1, 2022 • 36 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Paul Gross, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Remora, to discuss the technology behind Remora's new device that captures at least eighty percent of a semi-truck’s carbon emissions directly from the tailpipe.
Innovative Waste Recycling: AI and Robotics with Areeb Malik, Co-founder of Glacier
August 18, 2022 • 41 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Areeb Malik, Co-founder of Glacier. They talk about what occurs at recycling facilities and how Glacier is enhancing them using AI and robots to help foster a circular economy.
Tackling Environmental Issues Through Revolutionary Air Conditioning Technology with Daniel Betts, CEO & Founder of Blue Frontier
August 4, 2022 • 51 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Daniel Betts, CEO and Founder of Blue Frontier, to discuss the revolutionary and energy-efficient air conditioning technology Blue Frontier is developing to tackle environmental issues.
The Future of Geothermal Energy Generation with Carlos Araque, CEO & Co-founder of Quaise
July 21, 2022 • 45 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Carlos Araque, CEO and Co-founder of Quaise. Carlos discusses geothermal energy as the only renewable energy source capable of fulfilling the future energy demands of the human species with the greatest efficiency. He dives into the structure and operation of geothermal energy technology, the methods, challenges, and approaches.
A Sustainable Approach to Direct Air Capture with Noah McQueen, Head of Research & Co-Founder of Heirloom
July 7, 2022 • 38 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Noah McQueen to discuss Heirloom’s sustainable approach to direct air capture (DAC). They discuss leveraging carbon mineralization as a climate solution with the hope of removing a billion tons of carbon from the air by 2035. They further discuss the challenges to DAC, the voluntary market, and why this type of climate technology is difficult to deploy at scale.
The Waste Management Industry with Jeff Satwicz, Co-Founder of Bigbelly
June 23, 2022 • 37 MIN
In today's episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Jeff Satwicz, Co-Founder of Bigbelly. They discuss the Bigbelly startup experience, from identifying a product fit and a sustainable approach for proper waste management. They delve deep into how technology and data can greatly improve the waste management industry.
Transforming Wind with Erika Boeing, CEO & Founder of Accelerate Wind
June 9, 2022 • 34 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Erika Boeing, to discuss the start-up journey of Accelerate Wind, from identifying a product fit and a suitable business model for growth to the future of Accelerate Wind. They delved into how Accelerate Wind evolved into having an efficient approach to generating wind energy with rooftop turbines. Through their patent-pending powertrain approach that uses intermediate energy storage in a compact flywheel to lower the cost of wind turbine power electronics, Accelerate Wind generates wind energy for commercial and industrial applications.
Putting Oil Back Where It Belongs with Peter Reinhardt, CEO & Co-Founder of Charm Industrial
June 9, 2022 • 37 MIN
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Peter Reinhardt, CEO and Co-Founder of Charm Industrial. Peter talks about his company, its evolution, and approaches to championing the call to save the planet by converting biomass into a liquid, which can then be pumped back underground for permanent storage. Charm Industrial calls this "putting oil back where it belongs".
Trailer
June 7, 2022 • 2 MIN
Our planet is warming at an unsustainable rate. This climate crisis is being caused by humans and it will take human ingenuity to stop or reverse it... Hardware to Save a Planet explores the technical innovations that are giving us hope in the fight against climate change. Each episode focuses on a specific climate challenge and explores an emerging physical technology solution, with the person bringing it into reality. Hosted by Dylan Garrett, Head of Climate Tech Business at Synapse.