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The Interchange: Recharged podcast is a leading global clean tech podcast that has been running since 2017. Each fortnight we invite experts and industry leaders from the world of clean tech and energy to join in a deep dive about their tech, the future of their sector, funding and policy impacts.

We aim to provide a platform for start-ups, new companies and organisations who are innovating and solving real world problems in the energy transition. Our listeners are energy experts, industry evangelists who’re interested in companies that do pioneering work to accelerate the transition.

Our host David Banmiller takes our audience through a 45-60 minute exploration of the revolutionary tech these companies are developing, asking about the history, the ongoing work and the vision our guests have for their business. The conversation often turns to funding and policy as well.

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The Interchange: Recharged podcast is a leading global clean tech podcast that has been running since 2017. Each fortnight we invite experts and industry leaders from the world of clean tech and energy to join in a deep dive about their tech, the future of their sector, funding and policy impacts.

We aim to provide a platform for start-ups, new companies and organisations who are innovating and solving real world problems in the energy transition. Our listeners are energy experts, industry evangelists who’re interested in companies that do pioneering work to accelerate the transition.

Our host David Banmiller takes our audience through a 45-60 minute exploration of the revolutionary tech these companies are developing, asking about the history, the ongoing work and the vision our guests have for their business. The conversation often turns to funding and policy as well.

    A New Way of Producing Green Hydrogen

    A New Way of Producing Green Hydrogen

    The world is undergoing a slow but much needed transition. The need to phase out fossil fuels and transition to renewable sources of energy was a major theme at COP27. But with past efforts to reach certain goals falling short, what technologies are being developed to put us back on track?

    On this episode, host David Banmiller is joined by Fredrik Mowill, CEO at Hystar.

    Hystar is a high-tech company that specializes in PEM electrolyzers to produce green hydrogen from water electrolysis. With their unique and patented technology, they hope to make the production of hydrogen from renewable electricity significantly more affordable and more accessible.

    Join them as they discuss how this technology works, what makes it unique, and what else can be done to further the energy transition.

    Remember to subscribe so you don’t miss a single show and let us know your thoughts and comments.   

    The Interchange podcast is brought to you by Schneider Electric.  

    Are you looking for more energy control but worry about the upfront costs of a microgrid and renewables? Schneider Electric have you covered. Schneider Electric offers Energy as a Service for customers like you who spend $40,000 or more each month on energy. With Energy as a Service, you get customized solutions to help you meet goals for sustainability, efficiency, and cost control —including a microgrid and adjacent energy infrastructure. They also handle every step of the process and assume financial and operational risks.  

    Upgraded electrical equipment. Reduced emissions. Predictable long-term pricing. Energy as a Service provides all this, and more.  

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    • 31 min
    Accelerating the transition to net zero – COP27 and the urgency to act now

    Accelerating the transition to net zero – COP27 and the urgency to act now

    As we publish this episode, COP27 is well underway. World leaders and policymakers are gathering in Egypt to formulate plans to tackle the climate crisis. 

    Recent reports, notably a report from the UN in recent weeks, indicate that the current efforts being made by the world are not enough to restrict us to 1.5c of global heating. With the pledges made at COP26 a year ago still not being met, the focus is on the Western world and its responsibility to lead the charge, not least financially. It was proposed that $100b a year would be set aside for spending on climate action, but current figures put the actual amount as being far lower. 

    On today’s episode, David is joined by Rick Saines, Managing Director at Pollination. They are a climate change advisory and investment firm which aims to deliver net zero, focusing on decarbonization and nature-positive outcomes. They liaise with large NGOs, governments, and investment firms. They have a key focus on investment; advisory insights, as well as understanding trends and analysing the intersection between policy and investment. All of which lead to better decision-making in ESG investing. 

    Transitioning to a zero-carbon economy is imperative. Through the noise of mid-term elections, and a cost of living crisis, the urgency to act on the climate must cut through. What needs to be changed on a global policy level, as time starts to run out? 

    Join them as they take a markets-based look at how companies and governments are working toward net-zero, and what needs to be done to ensure governments are sticking to the promises they make. 

    The Interchange podcast is brought to you by Schneider Electric.  

    Are you looking for more energy control but worry about the upfront costs of a microgrid and renewables? Schneider Electric have you covered. Schneider Electric offers Energy as a Service for customers like you who spend $40,000 or more each month on energy. With Energy as a Service, you get customized solutions to help you meet goals for sustainability, efficiency, and cost control —including a microgrid and adjacent energy infrastructure. They also handle every step of the process and assume financial and operational risks.  

    Upgraded electrical equipment. Reduced emissions. Predictable long-term pricing. Energy as a Service provides all this, and more.

    Visit se.com/us/eaas to find out if Energy as a Service is right for you.  

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 43 min
    Using energy technology to balance the grid 

    Using energy technology to balance the grid 

    Power grids across the world are under huge strain, as communities and businesses struggle to keep up with costs and the unreliability of an aging infrastructure.  

     We’re seeing it now in the UK as the National Grid warns of planned blackouts throughout the country. While in the US, electricity companies prepare for the winter with an unreliable grid. But how can energy users help restore balance and maintain the grid without breaking the bank? 

    On this episode of The Interchange Recharged, host David Banmiller is joined by the Senior Vice President of GridBeyond, Wayne Muncaster. 

    Companies are always looking for new technologies that will keep their energy costs low, while ensuring they have power when they need it. GridBeyond is doing just that. A leader in intelligent energy technology, they are focused on providing industrial customers with real-time solutions to manage every aspect of the energy transition including resiliency and integration of battery storage.  

    Listen as we discuss the challenges that arise from an aging grid, the uncertainty around energy security and look at how companies can transform energy into opportunity.

    Remember to subscribe so you don’t miss a single show and let us know your thoughts and comments.     

    The Interchange podcast is brought to you by Schneider Electric.    

     Are you looking for more energy control but worry about the upfront costs of a microgrid and renewables? Schneider Electric have you covered. Schneider Electric offers Energy as a Service for customers like you who spend $40,000 or more each month on energy. With Energy as a Service, you get customized solutions to help you meet goals for sustainability, efficiency, and cost control —including a microgrid and adjacent energy infrastructure. They also handle every step of the process and assume financial and operational risks.       

    Upgraded electrical equipment. Reduced emissions. Predictable long-term pricing. Energy as a Service provides all this, and more.        

    Visit se.com/us/eaas to find out if Energy as a Service is right for you.  

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    • 43 min
    Can Maersk lead the charge to net zero by using methanol as a fuel?

    Can Maersk lead the charge to net zero by using methanol as a fuel?

    With 90% of the world's trade being transported by sea, the cost to the environment is significant. 

    Following our focus on commercial sea travel in the last episode of The Interchange Recharged podcast, we now step onto the decks of Maersk, who are looking to alternative ways to power their engines.  

    Hydrogen has been seen as the go-to sustainable aviation fuel, but can it power the mammoth ships that transport our freight across the globe? Maersk, one of the largest global shipping companies, doesn’t seem to think so. They want to look elsewhere.  

    Jacob Sterling, head of ocean decarbonization and innovation at Maersk, joins host David Banmiller to discuss how the company is sailing towards climate neutrality by 2040 with a new fleet of vessels that run on green methanol, a low-carbon fuel.  

    Maersk is also focused on helping other companies lower their ocean shipping’s carbon footprint with an ECO Delivery service that uses second generation green biofuels, which reduce CO2 emissions by more than 80%. 

    What led Maersk to choose methanol fuel? How far along are they on the deployment of methanol-powered ships? How much are companies willing to pay to support the global effort for the energy transition? And how realistic are their goals? Tune in as Jacob takes us through the future of shipping fuel. 

    Remember to subscribe so you don’t miss a single show, and do let us know your thoughts and comments.   

    View the landing page to hear all episodes of The Interchange Recharged. 

    The Interchange podcast is brought to you by Schneider Electric. 

    Are you looking for more energy control but worry about the upfront costs of a microgrid and renewables? Schneider Electric have you covered. Schneider Electric offers Energy as a Service for customers like you who spend $40,000 or more each month on energy. With Energy as a Service, you get customized solutions to help you meet goals for sustainability, efficiency, and cost control —including a microgrid and adjacent energy infrastructure. They also handle every step of the process and assume financial and operational risks. 

    Upgraded electrical equipment. Reduced emissions. Predictable long-term pricing. Energy as a Service provides all this, and more. 

    Visit se.com/us/eaas to find out if Energy as a Service is right for you. 

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 38 min
    Sustainability at sea: How the Maritime Industry is Powering Through the Energy Transition

    Sustainability at sea: How the Maritime Industry is Powering Through the Energy Transition

    On this episode we step aboard a hydrogen-powered ferry that’s hoping to lead the shift away from fossil fuels in a carbon-intensive industry. 

    We’ve examined technologies that are helping the energy transition on land, such as wave drilling technology and data-driven tools that help consumers slash emissions, and in the air with aviation companies working to develop hydrogen-powered engines and sustainable aviation fuel. Today we’re casting a wider net and looking at sustainability at sea.  

    Pace Ralli, co-founder and CEO at SWITCH Maritime, joins David to discuss how his company is building the first fleet of zero-emissions vessels in North America. Their flagship zero-emissions ferry, The Sea Change, is currently undergoing sea trials and is powered by hydrogen fuel cells and batteries.  

    What are some of the challenges SWITCH has faced during this transition? How has the maritime industry evolved and is this the starting point for a wider shift across the industry? 

    Listen as Pace takes us through his journey as a climate-tech investor and what led him to focus on hard-to-decarbonize sectors like maritime.  

    Remember to subscribe so you don’t miss a single show, and please do let us know your thoughts and comments.  

    The Interchange podcast is brought to you by Schneider Electric.    

    Are you looking for more energy control but worry about the upfront costs of a microgrid and renewables? Schneider Electric have you covered. Schneider Electric offers Energy as a Service for customers like you who spend $40,000 or more each month on energy. With Energy as a Service, you get customized solutions to help you meet goals for sustainability, efficiency, and cost control — including a microgrid and adjacent energy infrastructure. They also handle every step of the process and assume financial and operational risks.     

    Upgraded electrical equipment. Reduced emissions. Predictable long-term pricing. Energy as a Service provides all this, and more.      

    Visit se.com/us/eaas to find out if Energy as a Service is right for you.    

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 44 min
    Speed or Sustainability - Will We Always Have to Choose?

    Speed or Sustainability - Will We Always Have to Choose?

    With major airline companies setting net zero goals by 2050, we’ve talked a lot about the aviation industry and its contribution to our emissions problem.   

    In recent episodes we have featured several companies which are creating technologies that will get us closer to meeting this goal. We’ve visited the world of sustainable fuel, had a layover in the land of hydrogen-powered engines and today, we’ve arrived at our next destination: speed and sustainability.    

    On this episode, David is joined by Ben Murphy, Head of Sustainability at Boom Supersonic. Boom is building a supersonic plane they are calling the Overture – the world's fastest airliner.     

    Boom is redefining the future of flight with their goals of speed, safety and sustainability. The company aims to usher in a new era of supersonic travel by transporting passengers from places like New York to London in only a few hours.  The Overture will be equipped with noise-reduction technologies and emit zero carbon.  But how will it work? What sustainable aviation fuel will it use?   

    With major investment already secured from the likes of United and American Airlines, are we inching closer to realising the dream of ultra-fast, carbon-neutral air travel? When will people be able to fly it? Listen now to find out.    

    The Interchange podcast is brought to you by Schneider Electric.   

     Are you looking for more energy control but worry about the upfront costs of a microgrid and renewables? Schneider Electric have you covered.    

    Schneider Electric offers Energy as a Service for customers like you who spend $40,000 or more each month on energy. With Energy as a Service, you get customized solutions to help you meet goals for sustainability, efficiency, and cost control — including a microgrid and adjacent energy infrastructure. They also handle every step of the process and assume financial and operational risks.    

    Upgraded electrical equipment. Reduced emissions. Predictable long-term pricing. Energy as a Service provides all this, and more.     

    Visit se.com/us/eaas to find out if Energy as a Service is right for you.    

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    • 41 min

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Great pod

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So very informative!

This is an informative podcast on all things related to the energy transformation. As a person not directly working in this space, this is an excellent resource.

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From inspiring to spin

Shayle did such an amazing job communicating complex issues to a variety of different kinds of listeners. This was one of my favourite podcast for years. But now a banker from the legacy energy industry that led us to the climate crisis of today. What a shame.

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