Decarbonizing Cement – E56

Great to chat with Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Co-Founder and CEO at Carbon Re, Carbon Re’s mission is to enable the decarbonization of foundation industries, starting with cement! We discussed cement supply chains, their carbon emissions, fuel efficiency, scaling of alternative fuels, the drivers for users and investors to cut carbon emissions and more!

https://carbotnic.com/carbonre

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Sustainable Meal Delivery – E55

Great to chat with Ellis Singer McCue, Chief Executive Officer at Territory Foods, a company that delivers delicious chef made meals designed for the nutritious way you eat! We discussed sustainable packaging for food delivery, how we can fix the food system, the challenge of finding supply chains with healthier ingredients from regenerative agriculture, food labelling, how to educate customers and more! 

https://carbotnic.com/territoryfoods

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*Use code VEGOUT to get $75 off across your first 3 weeks of Territory Foods!

From Bedbugs to Soil Carbon – E54

Great to chat with Daniel Penn, Head Of Business Development for Soil Carbon at Terramera, a technology company that is transforming how food is grown and the economics of agriculture! We discussed the value of quantifying soil carbon, regenerative practices, the need for standardization of soil measurements for scaling, the technology and techniques that will help farmers make better decisions and more!

https://carbotnic.com/terramera

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Blockchain & ESG – E52

Great to chat with Kim Raath, Founder & CEO of Topl, an ESG tech company building a blockchain to help businesses prove their ethical and sustainable practices! We discussed Topl’s founding story, how blockchain technology has evolved over the last decade, why traceability is now so important to companies, the future of crypto and more! 

https://carbotnic.com/topl

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Biomass for the Circular Economy – E51

Great to chat with Petri Tolonen CEO of CH-Bioforce Oy, a company converting biomass like wood into high-value materials and replace fossil fuel raw materials in textiles and packaging! We discussed the unique process for processing biomass they developed, how they are scaling their production, why technology licensing is an interesting and underutilised business model for startups, the importance of government support to kickstart the circular economy and more! 

Biomass for the Circular Economy – E51

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The State of Cleantech Investment

Absolute pleasure to discuss the state of cleantech VC with Monica Varman of G2 Venture Partners. We dove deep into late stage cleantech investment, how covid affected the investment landscape for supply chains and food startups particularly, the agtech technologies she is most excited by, how her experiences at Tesla and McKinsey influences her approach to investing and much more! 

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Replacing Plastic with AirCarbon – E49

Great to chat with Mark Herrema, cofounder and CEO of Newlight Technologies, a biotechnology company producing advanced sustainable materials! We discussed how they use naturally occurring microorganisms to eat greenhouse gases and produce a material called AirCarbon which can replace many uses for plastics, their 18 year journey to build such a disruptive technology, how the investing landscape for climattech has changed over the last few years and more!

Scaling Aeroponic Farming

Great to chat with Charlie Guy, Co-Founder at LettUs Grow, a company which builds aeroponic technology for indoor and vertical farms! We discussed how aeroponics differs from hydroponics, how their MVP developed into their current product, plant circadian rhythms, how universities can better support startup development and more! 

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Building the Refillable Revolution!

Great to chat with Caren McNamara, founder and CEO of Conscious Container, a company with a refillable glass bottle system to reduce Single-Use Packaging Waste! We discussed the state of global recycling, the pros and cons of glass as a container, how customers think about the aesthetics of reused bottles, the importance of transparency as you build an MVP and more!

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reBLENDING Wasted Food

Great to get into the details with Kathryn Bernell CEO and founder of reBLEND, company making high quality smoothie pops from delicious but misshapen fruits and vegetables. We discussed how they built a low waste supply chain,  how sustainably minded CPG companies think about margins, how important branded fridges in pilates studios were to their initial traction, how they track their sustainability metrics and much more!

http://carbotnic.com/reblend

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