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Who's Saving the Planet?

98 EpisodesProduced by Planet Savers Org. Website

Discover how the minds, methods and money that fueled the explosion of innovation and disruption in silicon valley are working to build the technology, products and companies that will save the planet. Hosts: Lex Kiefhaber and Tony Noto. Music: Bill Gagliardi.

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Pasi Makes Food Out of Air. Yup, Really.

What do you get when you mix energetic electrolysis, micro-biotic fermentation, and a couple of mad scientists? I'll take "Creates Dinner Out of Sunlight and Air" for 800, Alex. 

Welcome to Solar Foods, the Finnish brainchild of Pasi Vainikka and his co-founder Dr Juha-Pekka Pitkänen. They've been developing a process of synthesizing a protein the've developed and feeding it using hydrogen harvested from water through electrolysis and carbon dioxide captured from air. If you're saying... what??  Have we got a journey of exploration and discovery for you!

Pasi built this company because our current system of cultivating agriculture and livestock is unsustainable, and rather than improve a broken system we should consider truly out of the box alternatives. He and Dr. Pitkänen have created a technology that has the potential to revolutionize our food supply chain here on earth, and, beyond... 


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