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Beyond Lithium

18 EpisodesProduced by BioZen BatteriesWebsite

The success of renewable and green energy (like wind and solar) requires a diversity of energy storage options — beyond lithium-ion batteries. What will those alternatives look like? Each episode, we bring you a new perspective from a leading authority in batteries and energy storage focused on expa… read more

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18 | Matt Millard — Founder & CEO, CapyBara Energy

December 1st, 2023


🐻 The capybara is nature's ultimate collaborator, existing peacefully in diverse global ecosystems. That harmonious disposition is exactly what

17 | Mark Wanamaker — Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin Energy Storage

November 30th, 2023


0️⃣ What's your favorite zero-emission load following dispatchable resource to enable green baseload? What even *is* green baseload?! For this …

16 | Leah Kuritzky, PhD — Head of PV Operations, Antora Energy

November 2nd, 2023


🔥 Is it just a glorified toaster? Not quite: At more than 1500 °C (2700 °F), the carbon blocks inside Antora's unique thermal batteries are resistively heated (like toaster coils heat bread), storing energy glowing-hot …

15 | Mike Marshak — Founder & CEO, Otoro Energy

October 20th, 2023


🍣🐟 "Operating the electric grid without energy storage is sort of like operating a sushi restaurant without a refrigerator." Tune into this episode to find out what Otoro Energy's CEO Michael Marshak means by that in …

14 | Onas Bolton — Founder & CEO, Octet Scientific

September 14th, 2023


⚡ Which metal was used as far back as 1799 when Alessandro Volta invented the voltaic pile, the original battery? Hint: It's still in use today in …

13 | Mahesh Morjaria — Executive VP of Plant Operational Technology, Terabase Energy

August 23rd, 2023


💯 Pop Quiz! Define the following: EPCs, SCADA systems, upregulation, downregulation, frequency regulation, spinning reserves, timeshifting, and …

12 | Ilja Pawel — Expert Consultant, Renewable Energy & Storage Technology

August 2nd, 2023


♻️ What does "sustainability" mean to you? How do you put a price on the safety of a battery? If we want society to adopt renewable energy, why is there so much NIMBYism about it? To answer these questions, and more, …

11 | Doris Hafenbradl — CTO & Managing Director, Electrochaea

June 30th, 2023


🦠 You've heard of two major domains of life: Bacteria (think E. coli) and Eukaryotes (like yeast, plants, animals, etc). Do you know what the third

10 | Dr. Tyler Farnsworth & Tom Borak — Head of Technical and Product Development & Head of Commercial Development, MERGE Chemistry

May 17th, 2023


🧪 What are the critical chemicals that need to be scaled for energy storage right now? In 5 years, what battery chemistry is going to be winning in the marketplace? We're changing the pace with two guests to answer …

9 | Michael Peither — Cofounder & CTO, VoltStorage

May 3rd, 2023


🤺 How competitive is the energy storage market? On this episode, Cofounder & CTO of VoltStorage Michael Peither joins, as always, BioZen's CEO …

8 | James Werbe — Founder & CEO, Wayside Energy

April 4th, 2023


💦 Battery immersion cooling! What does that mean? Today's episode brings James Werbe of Wayside Energy for a conversation with BioZen's CEO Nate …

7 | Mark Higgins — CCO & President North America, Redflow

March 28th, 2023


💤 Have you ever heard of "hibernation mode" for a battery? For this episode, BioZen's CEO Nate Kirchhofer is joined by Mark Higgins of Redflow (ASX:RFX), a global company founded in Australia in 2005 (IPO 2010) that …

6 | Kristina Jansen — Project Development Manager, RAI Energy

March 17th, 2023


☀️ For this episode, Kristina "Kristy" Jansen joins the show with BioZen's CEO Nate Kirchhofer. Kristy brings two decades of experiece to cleantech, …

5 | Tim Montague — President, Clean Power Consulting

March 3rd, 2023


🎙️ Cleantech expert and Clean Power Hour podcast guru Tim Montague joins (as always) BioZen's CEO Nate Kirchhofer. The discussion ranges from the broad view of meta-trends in the cleantech space down to some actionable …

4 | Dr. Daniel Howard — CEO, Quantum Energy, Inc.

December 9th, 2022


🧮 If US ratepayers spend an extra $25B/year towards buildout of 90% renewable generation in 2035, can you guess how many $Billions are saved in human and environmental health costs? (Hint: it's more than 10X the cost.) …

3 | Russ Weed — President, CleanTech Strategies [2 of 2]

September 30th, 2022


🏭 Russ and Nate continue the discussion, getting Russ' input the ongoing challenges in energy storage technology and deployment, the maturity of …

2 | Russ Weed — President, CleanTech Strategies [1 of 2]

September 23rd, 2022


💵 Wait, how many billions of dollars? Russ—who hails from Seattle and brings a decade of experience in the energy storage industry, including some …

1 | Craig Lewis — Executive Director, Clean Coalition

July 21st, 2022


⚡ What's at the end of the transmission line? Craig sits down with BioZen's CEO Nate Kirchhofer to discuss community grid energy storage, and he shares more about the impetus behind his formation of the Clean Coalition, …

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