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.
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.
Using Efficient Heat Pumps to Cut CO2 Emissions with Paul Lambert, Founder and CEO of Quilt
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Paul Lambert, Founder and CEO of Quilt, a company making ductless heating systems that use electric heat pumps and don’t burn fossil fuels, hence cutting CO2 emissions by up to 50%.
Join us as we delve into the world of home heating and cooling with ductless heating systems that use electric heat pumps and are 4X more efficient. Discover how Quilt’s heat pumps can reduce CO2 emissions and significantly impact the environment. Explore how Quilt addresses efficiency and emission issues by creating a distributed system with individual room temperature control. Gain insights into how our everyday choices can have a positive impact on sustainability.
Turning Plants into Living Sensors: Making Farming More Sustainable with Shely Aronov, Founder and CEO of InnerPlant
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Shely Aronov, Founder and CEO of InnerPlant. This Agritech company turns crops into living sensors for a triple win of improving biodiversity, impacting climate change, and improving agricultural yields.
Join us as we cover multiple touchpoints around how addressing agricultural inefficiencies positively impacts climate change. Listen to the podcast to learn how satellite imagery, hyperspectral cameras, and collecting genomic data can help detect plant health and reduce chemical usage for a cleaner and greener environment. Learn how InnerPlant is overcoming the challenge of balancing agricultural yield with social impact and environment sustainability.
Decarbonizing Heating and Housing Spaces: A Conversation with Jane Melia, Co-Founder and CEO of Harvest
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Dr. Jane Melia, Co-Founder and CEO of Harvest Thermal, a company providing heating solutions for your home that cuts your carbon footprint by 90% while cutting a third of your energy bill.
Join us as we take a closer look at Harvest’s innovative solution that reduces your home's carbon emissions by using heat pumps and thermal batteries to deliver heating and hot water using clean and affordable electricity. Dr. Jane also touches on comfort benefits, load shifting, and partnerships that make Harvest Thermal's system accessible and impactful.
Improving Wastewater Treatment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Patrick Kiely, CEO of Sentry
In this episode of Hardware to Save a Planet, Dylan is joined by Patrick Kiely, CEO of Sentry, a biological activity and water quality monitoring sensor platform. The conversation pivots around improving wastewater treatment in the context of climate change. We discuss the importance of reliable water quality data to optimize the water treatment process and how Sentry's sensor platform measures the health of bacteria in wastewater environments. Patrick also highlights the potential of wastewater treatment plants to become net-positive energy generators through the use of biogas.
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!