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Mission Shunya (Shunya=Zero) is all about the transition to a zero carbon economy. The podcast features conversations related to clean-tech and sustainability. A new podcast episode is released every fortnight. Experts from around the world are featured along with people whose businesses and actions are having a positive impact and aims to inspire every individual take action to do their bit for the planet. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable development, climate change, circular economy are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Logo - H. Neve | Pics Credit - Unsplash | Guests | Prema | Theme Music - C. Henry

Mission Shunya (Shunya=Zero) is all about the transition to a zero carbon economy. The podcast features conversations related to clean-tech and sustainability. A new podcast episode is released every fortnight. Experts from around the world are featured along with people whose businesses and actions are having a positive impact and aims to inspire every individual take action to do their bit for the planet. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable development, climate change, circular economy are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Logo - H. Neve | Pics Credit - Unsplash | Guests | Prema | Theme Music - C. Henry

Location:

India

Description:

Mission Shunya (Shunya=Zero) is all about the transition to a zero carbon economy. The podcast features conversations related to clean-tech and sustainability. A new podcast episode is released every fortnight. Experts from around the world are featured along with people whose businesses and actions are having a positive impact and aims to inspire every individual take action to do their bit for the planet. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable development, climate change, circular economy are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Logo - H. Neve | Pics Credit - Unsplash | Guests | Prema | Theme Music - C. Henry

Language:

English


Episodes

65: Leadership in cleantech: What does it take to build a successful business? ft. David Hunt

9/25/2021
What does it take to build a successful cleantech business? Are the new age leaders in cleantech different from the conventional business leaders? What do the investors look for when they evaluate a cleantech start-up? All this and more is discussed in this episode where Girish Shivakumar interviews David Hunt, CEO of Hyperion Executive Search and the host of ‘Leaders in cleantech’ podcast. To find out more about David – https://leadersincleantech.com/ |...

Duration:00:30:02

64: Sustainability champions ft. Vikas Brahmavar of Trans Water System

9/11/2021
Did you know that water that is treated well can be reused? Water treatment as a service is now available where you pay for every litre of water reused from treatment. What's more, it also meets your requirements in terms of local government compliance. The Boson White Water System involves a 11 stage treatment process where the output is pure drinking water All your questions on how to get started with wastewater treatment answered on this episode where Vikas Brahmavar,...

Duration:00:26:27

63: All about Mobility as a Service (MaaS) ft. Sampo Hietanen, MaaS Global

8/28/2021
What is Mobility as a Service (MaaS) all about? How can MaaS help cities reduce car ownership? What are the emerging global trends around MaaS? Can we combine housing rents with mobility subscription? All your questions on this and more answered on this episode where Sampo Hietanen, CEO of MaaS Global is in conversation with Girish Shivakumar. To find out more about MaaS Global https://whimapp.com/ | Sampo - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sampohietanen/ Subscribe and listen...

Duration:00:35:53

62: Energy transitions, electricity deregulation and empowering consumers in the US ft. Jesson Bradshaw, Energy Ogre

8/14/2021
How has deregulation of electricity markets given more power to the consumers? How can technology help developing countries leapfrog in the energy transition? What can we learn from the Texas electricity grid crisis of 2021? All your questions on this and more answered on this episode where Jesson Bradshaw, CEO of Energy Ogre is in conversation with Girish Shivakumar. To find out more about Energy Ogre - https://www.energyogre.com/ Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts:...

Duration:00:39:42

61: Refreezing the arctic and other climate actions backed by scientific research ft. Dr Shaun Fitzgerald, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge

8/1/2021
Is refreezing the arctic a viable climate action? What are the pathways for deep and rapid emissions reductions? What are the nature based solutions for greenhouse gas removal? All your questions on this and more answered on this episode where we discuss Climate action backed by scientific research and robust evidence with Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE from Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge (CCRC) who joins Girish Shivakumar for a conversation. CCRC is also affiliated to the Cambridge...

Duration:00:30:33

60: Enabling Climate Action ft.Tristan Foerster, ClimatePartner

7/17/2021
How did Greta Thunberg inspire climate action around the world? How did a company that started off as a provider of carbon footprint assessments grow into a MNC that is offering businesses an end-end transparent climate action strategy? All you need to know about ClimatePartner's 5 step process for climate action is on this episode. Girish Shivakumar is joined by Tristan A. Foerster, Managing Director of ClimatePartner on this conversation. Action Item - So if you want to check your...

Duration:00:39:29

59: Buildings as carbon sinks ft. Petri Laakso, Soletair Power

7/4/2021
Can buildings be turned into carbon sinks? What are the best use cases of carbon capture? All this and more covered on this episode featuring Soletair power. Soletair Power turns buildings into carbon sinks, that lower the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. The captured CO2 is converted into synthetic renewable fuel. Petri Laakso, CEO & Partner joins Girish Shivakumar on this conversation. Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms:...

Duration:00:24:23

58: Sustainable Plastics – ft. Gabriel Thoumi, Planet Tracker

6/19/2021
How are companies manufacturing plastics undergoing a sustainability transformation? What do we know about the plastics industry and what should we know to be more aware of the product we use daily? What are the roles of financing options like green bonds and are they really adding value to the decarbonisation strategy of the plastic industry? All your questions on the plastics industry, the value chain and everything related to it discussed on this episode where Gabriel...

Duration:00:33:56

57: Enabling the transition to electric mobility – What’s holding us back? ft. Awadhesh Kumar Jha

6/5/2021
What’s holding us back from adopting electric mobility in a big way? When can India see an increased uptake of EVs? How did the Nordic region get there? On this episode, Awadhesh Kumar Jha joins Girish Shivakumar to discuss this topic in detail particularly covering three points Awadhesh Jha is the Vice President – Charge & Drive, Fortum Charge & Drive India. He can be reached on LinkedIn. (https://in.linkedin.com/in/awadhesh-kumar-jha-0697a28) Subscribe and listen on...

Duration:00:48:54

56: IEA’s report on how to transition to a net zero energy system by 2050

5/23/2021
International Energy Agency released a landmark report, ‘Net Zero by 2050: a Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector’ this past week. The net zero roadmap is aimed to be a “how to guide” for the world’s decision makers to get to their targets. So, what are the highlights from the study? | What are the recommendations? | What are the critics saying about this study? Girish Shivakumar provides a summary of the report and everything you need to know about this global transition to net...

Duration:00:09:22

55: Best Practices Guide: How to get started with Rainwater Harvesting

5/9/2021
What is Rainwater Harvesting? Why is it essential for megacities and how can you get one done? All your questions answered on this episode. Bengaluru in India is a water stressed city but there are innovative projects that are coming up which aims to reduce the water stress and recharge the ground water. Ganesh Shanbhag an avid enthusiast who designed his own system joins Girish Shivakumar to share one such success story. You can connect with Ganesh Shanbhag at...

Duration:00:33:17

54: Net-Zero Transition: The what why and how to get there

4/24/2021
Everyone is talking about Net-Zero transitions, why is it important, why should you be involved and how can you be involved? All questions answered on this episode. Girish Shivakumar also shares the brief 2 year old journey of Mission Shunya podcast and what to expect in the future. The net zero tracker - https://eciu.net/netzerotracker Without the hot air - https://www.withouthotair.com/ Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw Other platforms:...

Duration:00:14:40

53: Trapping emissions ft. Aker Carbon Capture

4/11/2021
What is Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS)? How does it work? Is direct air capture an efficient solution? All your questions on CCUS answered on this episode. Joining Girish Shivakumar is the CTO of Aker Carbon Capture Jim Stian Olsen, who shares the story of how Aker started developing its technical expertise around carbon capture. Also, how is it building its first CCUS plant in the Nordic? More about Aker Carbon Capture: https://www.akercarboncapture.com Follow...

Duration:00:30:02

52: Delivering sustainability in the materials value chain ft. Umicore

3/27/2021
Will we run out of Lithium for EV batteries? Is Cobalt ethically sourced? How much of metals can we extract through recycling? All your questions on the sustainability of material extraction, global supply chains and circular economy answered on this episode. Tom Van Bellinghen (VP, OEM Value Chain & Marketing) and Kedar Rele (Country General Manager & Director, India) from Umicore join Girish Shivakumar on a conversation. More about Umicore: https://www.umicore.com/ Follow Tom:...

Duration:00:41:44

51: How sustainable is urban farming? ft. Shalini Patwal

3/14/2021
Is urban farming really sustainable? Is it the same throughout the world? Why should look at it holistically? Shalini Patwal, an infrastructure development consultant passionate about climate change and sustainability, particularly in the context of water joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share her views on the impact of urban farming on the water infrastructure. Follow Shalini Patwal: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shalini-patwal-04a27a8/ Subscribe and listen on Apple...

Duration:00:50:14

50: Building a career in cleantech ft. Rajesh Bhat

2/20/2021
Do you want to know what it takes to build a career in cleantech? What should you consider if you are planning to turn an entrepreneur? On this special episode Rajesh Bhat joins Girish Shivakumar and shares his experience of witnessing the global cleantech transition and how young professionals can brace up to the challenge. Key insights on what you need to excel in this sector, what is the reason some start-ups succeed while others fail to take off and a lot more covered on this...

Duration:00:39:07

49: An upcycling story ft. Help Us Green

2/8/2021
Help Us Green has pioneered the art of converting flower waste into a useful product recreating the fragrance as it upcycles the waste or called flowercycling. In the process they have created an ecosystem helping women in rural India earn a livelihood and respect within the community. Karan Rastogi, the Co-Founder joins Girish Shivakumar to share the story. Follow Help Us Green: https://twitter.com/HelpUsGreen Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts:...

Duration:00:24:15

48: UK’s 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution ft. Dr David Reiner

1/25/2021
UK set the ball rolling for countries to commit to a transition towards a zero carbon economy. Recently UK announced the 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, the first major piece of strategy providing a context of what it intends to achieve across sectors. On this episode, Dr David Reiner, a political scientist and a senior lecturer at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge joins Girish Shivakumar to discuss the UK’s energy policy, its priorities as it...

Duration:00:42:40

47: How does climate change impact renewable energy generation?

1/4/2021
How does climate change impact renewable energy generation? New evidence on how marine temperature rise and the unseasonal cyclonic events caused the variance in wind generation is here. On an average there was 5-11% across India with a few regions accounting for about 15% variance in India on a yearly basis. Asim Ahmed from REConnect Energy joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share his findings on how developers are coping up with the increased impacts of climate change in...

Duration:00:33:11

46: Converting waste to bio CNG and fertilizer ft. Carbon Masters

12/21/2020
Kevin Houston , co-founder of Carbon Masters joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share his entrepreneurial journey. The product, Carbonlites is India's very first compressed biogas brand and it is used for cooking and transportation. The output slurry is also used as an organic fertilizer. Their latest solution of getting Bio CNG through sewage treatment could be a game changer in terms of waste processing. Are you interested in setting up a decentralised unit anywhere in the...

Duration:00:38:38