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.
Sustainable Solutions for Energy-Efficient and Affordable Housing: Insights from Chris Anderson, CEO of Vantem
Welcome to this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet. Today, Dylan is joined by Chris Anderson, CEO of Vantem, a company that delivers cost-effective, climate-resilient, energy-efficient homes at scale. Chris is based in Greensboro, North Carolina, in America.
Join them as they discuss how Vantem's proprietary panel technology simplifies construction and improves energy efficiency. They delve into the importance of affordable housing and how Vantem’s approach reduces costs. The conversation also touches on the magnitude of the housing shortage and the role of innovative companies in addressing climate change.
Driving Sustainability Through Reforestation: A Conversation with Adrien Pages, Co-Founder and CEO of MORFO
Welcome to this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, today Dylan is joined by Adrien Pages, Co-Founder and CEO of MORFO, a company that has developed a unique technology for large-scale ecological restoration of forest ecosystems.
Join them as they discuss the importance of reforestation, the challenges faced, and the mission to restore one million hectares of land by 2030. Adrien deep dives on the technology and hardware of MORFO’s solution and the scalable impact in recovering degraded land. Join them in taking action for a better future.
Scalability, Sustainability, and Cost Efficiency in Direct Air Capture (DAC) for CO2 Removal with Julian Turecek of AspiraDAC
Welcome back! Join Dylan and Julian Turecek, CEO of AspiraDAC, in this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet and explore the exciting world of direct air capture (DAC) technology and its potential for CO2 removal from the atmosphere.
Julian shares his insights on the energy requirements, challenges, and cost-effectiveness of DAC. Discover AspiraDac's innovative approach of integrating renewable energy supply with capture technology and how they use metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) as carbon absorbent materials.
How a User-Installable Heat Pump Can Decarbonize Apartment Buildings: Insights from Vince Romanin, CEO of Gradient
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan welcomes Vince Romanin, CEO of Gradient, a company that plans to revolutionize the HVAC industry while protecting the environment.
Join us as we discuss how window-mounted heat pumps will revolutionize the cooling industry with a climate-friendly solution. Learn how eliminating refrigerants protects the ozone layer and how adopting heat pump technology can reduce your home's carbon footprint. The podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in innovative and sustainable solutions to combat climate change.
Robots to Reclaim Lumber: Bringing Circularity to the Construction Industry with Andrew Gillies from Urban Machine
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan welcomes Andrew Gillies, Co-Founder and CTO at Urban Machine, a company focused on converting wood waste into premium lumber products.
Join us as we delve into Urban Machine’s sustainability drive of protecting virgin lumber in forests using robots and sustainable power to reclaim and recycle wood waste into value-added lumber products. Learn more about the company’s business model and the hardware behind the solution. Listen to the episode and get inspired to positively impact the planet by finding your own tangent in the climate space.
Reframing Aluminum As a Sustainable Energy Source: Insights from Peter Godart, Co-Founder and CEO of Found Energy
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan welcomes Peter Godart, Co-Founder and CEO of Found Energy, a company that turns aluminum into a source and carrier of carbon-free energy that competes with fossil fuels on price and energy density.
Join us as we delve into Found Energy’s innovative approach to generating carbon-free energy while tackling waste and recycling challenges and explore the potential of using aluminum as a sustainable energy source. Discover how Found Energy aims to revolutionize energy storage using recycled aluminum and reframing the aluminum supply chain.
I enjoy hearing the stories of entrepreneurs finding unique ways to deal with climate change. The tone is “Yes there is a problem, and here is what we are actively doing about it.” It’s a good listen since you are bound to learn something new and feel a little more optimistic about our collective future. Thanks for putting this together, Dylan!
So nice to have a hopeful look at sustainability topics and how it intersects with hardware.
Motivating to join the solution
A great chance to tap into the conversation about how innovations are making real, authentic progress against cliamate change. I'm glad there are companies out there like Synapse and the guests on this podcast that are having these conversations and building physical solutions to make a difference!