They say everything's bigger in Texas, including climate change. That's why Houston is leading the energy transition. Here in H-Town, the fourth largest city in the United States, entrepreneurs from across Texas and around the world are gathering to work with titans of industry to build the technology that will reduce emissions and power a low carbon future.
We sit down with those change makers and wildcatters who are solving the toughest energy challenges with trillions of dollars on the line. We dig into how Houston will bring technology to market on a massive scale. Join us as we talk with the leaders of the energy capital of the world as they show us how the energy transition gets done.
Hosts: Lara Cottingham and Jason Ethier
Ethan Novek on Energy Tech Startups
Ethan Novek is a multiple award-winning chemist and is the sole inventor of 25 granted utility patents with over 150 patent filings in the materials science and sustainable energy industries. He has invented 9 new platform technologies in heat transfer, electricity storage, gas separation, refrigeration cycles, calcium oxide & cement production, tidal power, power generation, and CO2 conversion. He is the inventor, founder, and CEO of SolvCor Technologies.
Ian Bishop on Energy Tech Startups
Ian Bishop is the CEO and co-founder of Elemental Recycling (ER). Elemental has developed a single step process to recycle all plastics and tires into hydrogen and graphite /graphene. The process is also patented for electronics and greenhouse gases and has the potential to solve single stream recycling challenges while making money for plant operators.
Caitlin Smith on Energy Tech Startups
Caitlin Smith is a policy entrepreneur who currently works as the Senior Director, Regulatory, External Affairs & ESG at Jupiter Power. Jupiter Power is a leading developer, owner, and operator of stand-alone, utility-scale battery energy storage. We have 650 MWh of operation projects in Texas with over 300 MWh in or near construction, including a 200MWh project in Houston. It is expected to be the first urban battery storage project of that size. Energy is complicated because of the broad stakeholders involved as well as the expectations we all have for its reliability. Join us as Caitlin explores how navigating policy goes hand in hand with bringing new technology to market.
Edward Eichstetter on Energy Tech Startups
Edward Eichstetter is the CEO of EKU Power Drives, an expert in the electrification and automation expert for the Oil and Gas industry. EKU has a number of technologies that reduce emissions, from the Engine Standby Controller which reduces idle time up to 90% through SOPHIA, a solution that taps into the cloud and allows fleet managers to better optimize their frack fleets. The founders of EKU tap into their shared history of developing electric formula racing cars to develop and deploy new products for upstream Oil and Gas.
Daniel Basaldua on Energy Tech Startups
Daniel Basaldua is the CEO and founder of Euphree Electric Bikes, the maker of the most comfortable commuter style e-bike. Daniel a dyed in the wool entrepreneur started his early career in the upstream oil and gas industry and began looking at transportation as an industry that will transform the most in the energy transition.
Zimri Hinshaw on Energy Tech Startups
Zimri Hinshaw is the CEO and founder of Bucha Bio. Bucha unlocks unique creative design potential using biotechnology. Their team creates novel biomaterials by combining fermented cellulose with plant-based polymers to create products for applications instead of animal leather, polyurethane, latex, vinyl, epoxy, and so much more.
Such insightful conversations!
This is just what Houston needs to magnify its energy transition innovations.