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.
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.