Hardware to Save a Planet
Developing an Environmentally-Friendly and Fish-Saving Hydropower Turbine with Abe Schneider, Co-founder and CTO of Natel Energy
September 15, 2022
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.
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.

Abe is a mechanical engineer and fly fisherman. Before Natel, he worked at Timken in power transmission R&D and then at Makani, a Google X project, designing kites to harness high-altitude wind energy. His expertise includes renewable energy product development, the design of hydraulic turbomachinery, mechanical engineering, machine design, and supply chain management. 

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