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Helping industrial co2 abatement innovations to scale successfully

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Alex is joined by Damian Beauchamp, President of 8 Rivers, and a leader in the deployment of innovations that decarbonize the toughest to abate sectors. With experience of major projects internationally, Damian talks about what it means to create conditions for success for innovative tech at-scale and how to approach innovation for hard to abate sectors in general. We also discuss what the new US administration could do to impact the decarbonisation agenda.

Episode Links:

Thanks to Matt Wallace at Janno Media for his support with production and editing of the Decarb Connect podcast: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


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Decarb Connect Digital Festival – Taster Pack

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In January 2021, hundreds of senior industrialists, investors, policy makers, innovators and advisors shared their latest data and experiences of decarbonisation of operations and supply chains across the hard to abate sectors.

Complete the form below to watch four sessions for free – if you like what you see, you can upgrade to an On Demand Pass.

Included in your free Taster Pack:

Keynote Conversation: Paul Bodnar interviews Nigel Topping about how to support accelerated results in decarbonisation within hard to abate sectors.

Paul Bodnar, Managing Director – Rocky Mountain Institute
Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion, UNFCCC COP26

Keynote: ArcelorMittal – shaping a global company’s approach to net-zero & driving long term transition whilst enhancing and building competitivity

Alan Knight, General Manager – Corporate Responsibility,  ArcelorMittal

How are open-innovation hubs selecting and supporting the best technologies – learnings from creating conditions for success in demo-pilot-scale up

Moderator: Dinah McLeod, Chief Executive, Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)
Natalia Ruiz Saez, Open Innovation Hub Leader, Repsol
Cristina Aparicio Maeztu, Insight and Business Development Director, CEMEX Ventures
Damian Beauchamp, Chief Development Officer, 8 Rivers
Mairi Dillon, Investor Relationships Manager, CPI Enterprises

Green Hydrogen: a sustainable pathway for decarbonisation of “hard to abate” sectors

Lorenzo Ducci, Commercial officer, Hydrogen Business Unit, Enel Green Power S.p.A.

Nigel Topping

High Level Climate Action Champion

UNFCCC COP26

Alan Knight

General Manager – Corporate Responsibility

Arcelor Mittal

Dinah McLeod

Chief Executive

Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA)

Natalia Ruiz Saex

Open Innovation Hub Leader, 

Repsol

Cristina Aparicio Maeztu

Insight and Business Development Director

CEMEX Ventures

Damian Beauchamp

Chief Development Officer

8 Rivers

Mairi Dillon

Investor Relationships Manager

CPI Enterprises

Lorenzo Ducci

Commercial officer – Hydrogen Business Unit,

Enel Green Power S.p.A.

Complete the form below to watch four sessions for free – if you like what you see, you can upgrade to an On Demand:

H2 beyond CO2 – assessing the environmental impact of hydrogen production

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In this episode, Alex talks with Oshadee Siyaguna, Maxime Le Floch & Abby Frank from Regnan. An impact investor, they take seriously the need for investments in key aspects of the energy transition to be truly sustainable – we talk about their recent analysis on the environmental impact of hydrogen production and what industrials should be aware of when moving down this path. With hydrogen in the news and gaining a lot of interest, we look at whether its environmental impact affects its positioning as a clean tech. We examine Regnan’s recent analysis of hydrogen and what it means for those investing in this technology and sector in order to decarbonise.

This episode is for you if you’re interested in the role that innovation and systems/industry design could play in getting to net zero.

Episode Links:

Thanks to Matt Wallace at Janno Media for his support with production and editing of the Decarb Connect podcast: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

Offshore CCS – enabling deep decarbonisation

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Offshore CCS – enabling deep decarbonisation

Alex Cameron, Founder of Decarb Connect & Nick Cooper, CEO, Storegga Geotechnologies

The legacy of CCS is typically rooted in North American projects allied to EOR; in contrast the new wave of proposed European CCS projects are taking the technology in a new direction that is purely focussed on CO2 storage and where this storage will occur offshore. But to achieve net zero 2050, thousands of projects of this type may be needed. Join Nick Cooper, CEO of Storegga, too explore this emerging investment class and the value chain that is building up to deliver it.

This is an ideal podcast for industrials wanting to understand whether they can leverage offshore CCS (whether in a cluster or not) – also for investors seeking to place capital in a way that delivers great returns along with decarbonisation.

Episode Links:

Thanks to Matt Wallace at Janno Media for his support with production and editing of the Decarb Connect podcast: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

Circular economy as a route to delivering bigger climate gains & industrial opportunities

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Eoin Bailey, Celsa Steel: Circular economy as a route to delivering bigger climate gains & industrial opportunities

Decarbonisation is the topic of the moment for many hard to abate sectors – but is this missing the point of where real climate impact can be achieved? Alex talks with Eoin Bailey about the opportunities that circular economy could present and how the outcomes could present both climate and commercial wins for industry.

This episode is for you if you’re interested in the role that innovation and systems/industry design could play in getting to net zero.Episode Links:

Thanks to Matt Wallace at Janno Media for his support with production and editing of the Decarb Connect podcast: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

Can the UK’s 10-Point Plan deliver net zero?

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Can the UK’s 10-Point Plan deliver net zero?

Alex is joined by Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group who represent UK corporates and advocate the business case for decarbonising the UK economy. At the time of recording, the UK Government’s 10 Point plan is still fresh in the minds of anyone pursuing decarbonisation. Nick reviews the plan for us and gives a clear assessment of the good, the bad and the absent. We talk about market mechanisms, getting value for tax payer investments and we look at trade policy as a lever for decarbonisation.

Nick brings a background in environmental law to the discussion – plenty to learn from this (plus he’s a really engaging podcastee).

Episode Links:

Thanks to Matt Wallace at Janno Media for his support with production and editing of the Decarb Connect podcast: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

How to ensure visionaries, engineers and entrepreneurs collaborate effectively: How the Three Horizons model can support your transition to a decarbonised industrial business model.

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How to ensure visionaries, engineers and entrepreneurs collaborate effectively: How the Three Horizons model can support your transition to a decarbonised industrial business model.
Alex Cameron, Founder of Decarb Connect & Bill Sharpe, Independent Researcher and Futures Practitioner in Science, Technology and Society – author of the Three Horizons model

Successful companies in all kinds of sectors are developing strategies that can not only decarbonise, but also positively regenerate the environment. But how can long-established industries make this change? How can you both manage the revenue, profitability and workforce of the traditional industry whilst innovating and transitioning to a cleaner industrial models.

This is an essential discussion for anyone involved in decarbonisation of the hard to abate sector – listen in and think about how the Three Horizons model could support you in the complex work of systemic change, business model or product change & innovation – and how you can ensure that you bring your organisation with you at each stage.

If you’re involved in driving change in a traditional industry, or if you work with incumbants in the hard to abate sectors, you’ll find this particularly useful and thought-provoking. After all, decarbonisation is about the system of change – not just the technologies you’ll choose to apply.

Episode Links:

Thanks to Matt Wallace at Janno Media for his support with production and editing of the Decarb Connect podcast: www.jannomedia.com

Our podcast series is available on itunes and spotify. Select your favourite and follow our channel so you don’t miss them.


Listen on Spotify Here.

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