RENEWables #64: Powering Conversations: Nuclear Energy, Renewables, and Project Management
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
3M ago
In this enlightening podcast episode, David chats with Milton Stark, a distinguished authority in nuclear and renewable energy. Milton shares his remarkable journey from serving during the Vietnam War to becoming a power expert, honing his skills in emergency power systems in Vietnam. Milton's military path led him to the Army Nuclear Power Program, where he became adept at instructing and operating nuclear power systems. In the commercial nuclear sector, he specialized in outage work and technical projects, enriched by insights from the Three Mile Island incident. The episode explores the int ..read more
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RENEWables #63: Energizing Business: A Journey Through Energy Consulting & Deregulation with David Wiers
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
4M ago
In this episode, David Wiers, the CEO of Satori Energy, embarks on an exploration of the dynamic energy consulting realm and the world of electricity deregulation. Join us on a journey through David's career trajectory, where he transitioned from his early days at Anderson Consulting to a pivotal role in the energy consulting sector, perfectly timed with the unfolding of ComEd customer deregulation in 2000. At the young age of 28, David started Satori Energy, recognizing an opportunity to offer valuable services to mid-sized and smaller businesses through a brokered approach to energy consult ..read more
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RENEWables #62: Tracing Transparency: Fashion, Policy, and Sustainability with Shameek Gosh
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
4M ago
In this podcast episode, we're joined by Shameek Gosh, the Co-Founder & CEO of TrusTrace, a leading platform in the footwear and textile industry that focuses on traceability and compliance data management. We'll learn about the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) and similar legislation in the United States, aiming to ensure products entering the country are free from connections to forced labor camps. Shameek also sheds light on the concept of fashion digital passports, exploring how they enhance transparency and responsible practices in the fashion supply chain. As an expert in s ..read more
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RENEWables #61: The Power of Sustainability Meets the Magic of Heartfelt Connections at Hallmark
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
5M ago
Dive into the world of Hallmark, where the power of sustainability meets the magic of heartfelt connections! Join us in this episode of RENEWables, as we embark on an exciting journey with Kristin Edie, the VP of Enterprise Sustainability at Hallmark. It's a conversation that goes far beyond greeting cards, delving into Hallmark's profound commitment to sustainability and its remarkable achievements. Hallmark has launched a four-point sustainability plan focused on product and content, renewable energy, sustainable forestry, and transportation. Kristin explores these four pillars, shares insp ..read more
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RENEWables #60: Revolutionizing Self-Care: Sustainable Beauty and the Fight Against Single-Use Plastic
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
5M ago
Season 4 kicks off with an interview with Lindsay McCoy, CEO and Co-Founder of Plaine Products. Plaine Products is natural, vegan, and cruelty-free hair and body products in reusable, returnable, refillable aluminum bottles. Founded in 2017 by Lindsey and her sister Alison, they have changed the way the world thinks about all of those plastic bottles filling up our shower! They are working to reduce waste and help stop single-use plastic with their subscription program. This episode shows us that we can still look good while doing good for the environment. Tune in and subscribe. Show Notes: Fo ..read more
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RENEWables #59: Propane: Multifaceted Environmental Benefits of a Low-Carbon Fuel Alternative
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
10M ago
New Podcast Episode Alert!  Join us for an energetic conversation with propane industry trailblazer, Tucker Perkins, President & CEO of Energy for Everyone Propane. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to safety, Tucker has been instrumental in transforming the propane landscape through informative safety and training programs designed for anyone that uses propane at home, in the field and on the farm. From transportation to agriculture, commercial landscaping to residential and commercial building sectors, PERC's programs have made a remarkable impact on the low-carbon fuel ..read more
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RENEWables #57: Decarbonizing Industries: Mars Materials’ Mission to Reverse the Carbon Footprint
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
10M ago
In a world grappling with the challenges of climate change, Mars Materials has emerged as a trailblazer in the realm of sustainable innovation. Through market-driven approaches, Mars is actively engaged in commercializing breakthrough technologies capable of effectively removing and sequestering greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. While carbon-negative processes face challenges at present, attitudes and incentives are gradually shifting towards CO₂ utilization. With its advanced technology, Mars is positioned to initiate and accelerate this transition towards a more sustainable and carbon-ne ..read more
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RENEWables #56: From Field to Fork to Field - A Plant-Based, Zero-Waste Composting System
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
11M ago
The food industry generates a substantial portion of not only food waste, but also packaging waste. In the United States alone, the food and beverage sector accounts for approximately 23% of all packaging waste. Plastic is the most widely used material for food packaging, representing around 40% of total plastic usage, which comes with several challenges, including environmental pollution, resource depletion, and health concerns. Therefore, there is a growing movement to reduce the use of plastic in food packaging and promote more sustainable and circular packaging solutions, such as compostab ..read more
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RENEWables #55: Innovative Technology for Enabling Highly Efficient Carbon Capture
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
11M ago
As most of us already know, CO2 is a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming and climate change. The production processes that yield CO2 are considered highly valuable to society, but their emissions into the atmosphere have negative environmental consequences, reducing their overall value.  With the issue of climate change, reducing CO2 emissions is more important than ever. Technologies designed to mitigate these emissions, such as carbon capture, storage, and utilization, allow for the continued use of these production processes and resources, while minimizing their environme ..read more
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RENEWables #54: Babylon Micro Farms - A New Hydroponic Farming System Controlled by a Smartphone App
RENEWables A Sustainability Podcast
by BioStar Renewables
1y ago
Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, using nutrient-rich water as the growing medium instead. These controlled environments provide the plants with all the essential nutrients they need directly through their roots. This highly sustainable technology has gained popularity in recent years due to its ability to produce high yields of crops while using significantly less water than traditional soil-based agriculture.  Using a combination of sensors, software, and LED lighting to create an optimal growing environment for plants, Babylon Micro Farms is revolutionizing the hy ..read more
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