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The ARC Sustainability Podcast is an interview-based format where science, technology, and sustainability come together. Our conversations involve many sectors of sustainability such as supply chain management, ESG, the energy transition, industry infrastructure, and manufacturing. Through each discussion we reveal strategies, tools, and processes that leaders and companies are taking to achieving sustainability. For More Information Visit us at: https://www.arcweb.com

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The ARC Sustainability Podcast is an interview-based format where science, technology, and sustainability come together. Our conversations involve many sectors of sustainability such as supply chain management, ESG, the energy transition, industry infrastructure, and manufacturing. Through each discussion we reveal strategies, tools, and processes that leaders and companies are taking to achieving sustainability. For More Information Visit us at: https://www.arcweb.com

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Unleashing Innovation: Strategic Partnerships and AI Transformations in Sustainability - News for the Week of June 8, 2024

6/7/2024
Welcome to The Sustainability Podcast, where we explore the latest trends, innovations, and partnerships driving sustainable solutions across the globe. In this episode, titled "Unleashing Innovation: Strategic Partnerships and AI Transformations in Sustainability," we delve into this week's groundbreaking stories that highlight the transformative power of collaboration in various industries. Join us as we discuss Hitachi and Google Cloud's multi-year partnership aimed at accelerating enterprise innovation with generative AI. Discover how Cisco is bolstering the startup ecosystem with a $1 billion AI investment fund, and learn about Rockwell Automation's collaboration with NVIDIA to enhance industrial AI and mobile robots. We also cover Canada's Voluntary AI Code of Conduct, which has welcomed eight new organizations committed to ethical AI development. Dive into clean energy initiatives with Toyota and EVgo's efforts to expand DC fast chargers in California and Schneider Electric and AVEVA's partnership to improve electric vehicle battery production. Explore the expanded LoRa Alliance certification program, which now includes relay testing and a new test lab in Brazil, and NVIDIA's launch of an enterprise-grade edge AI sensing platform designed for real-time applications in industrial environments. Plus, get the scoop on the world's most powerful industrial Battery Electric Vehicle set to revolutionize America's airports. Stay informed about regulatory developments with our coverage of the "May 2024 Global Energy Regulation Roundup" and the latest Manufacturing ISM Report. Gain insights from the European Industry Forum 2024, where industry leaders discussed sustainability and decarbonization strategies. Finally, delve into cutting-edge technological innovations with Hitachi and Microsoft's milestone agreement to accelerate business and social innovation using generative AI, and an in-depth look at the competitive landscape of AI technologies in the "AI Wars: Battlefronts Shaping an Industrial (R)Evolution" article. Each of these stories underscores the importance of innovative solutions and strategic partnerships in driving sustainability across various sectors. Tune in to this compelling episode to stay updated on the latest trends and breakthroughs in the world of sustainability. Longer versions of these news items can be found on arcweb.com. Don't miss out on this enlightening episode packed with insights and updates on how collaboration and technology are shaping a sustainable future. Lastly here's a comprehensive list of all of this week's news items: https://www.arcweb.com/blog/hitachi-google-cloud-announce-strategic-partnership-accelerate-innovation-productivity https://www.arcweb.com/blog/may-2024-global-energy-regulation-round https://www.arcweb.com/blog/schneider-electric-aveva-partner-core-systemes-improve-electric-vehicle-battery-production https://www.arcweb.com/blog/lora-alliance-expands-certification-program-addition-relay-testing-new-authori -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:14:04

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May 2024 Global Energy Regulation Round Up

6/5/2024
The “Global Energy Regulation Roundup” is dedicated to capturing and understanding emerging climate, energy, and reporting measures. Currently, international governments are increasingly establishing stricter policies on emissions reporting, trade, and energy. The purpose of this monthly blog is to highlight approaching regulations and educate key stakeholders about their effects on a range of industries. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:05:32

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Transformative Partnerships: Driving Sustainability Across Industries - News for the Week of May 28, 2024

5/30/2024
In this episode, we delve into ten compelling stories that highlight the transformative power of collaboration across various sectors. From Dow and Freepoint Eco-Systems' circular economy initiative to Volkswagen and Noodoe's high-speed EV charging network in Taiwan, we uncover how these partnerships are making significant strides in sustainability. We also discuss Schneider Electric's energy optimization platform, the U.S. strategic vision for AI safety, and much more. Join us for in-depth insights and inspiring examples of how strategic alliances are driving a sustainable future. For longer versions of these stories, visit arcweb.com. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:10:07

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How This Mayor is Fighting Climate Change

5/23/2024
In this episode of the Sustainability Podcast, host Gaven Simon is joined by Eli Beckman, the Mayor of Corte Madera, a northern town located in California. Gaven delves into Eli's passion for public service, sustainable architecture, local renewable energy distribution, and the strategies his town employs to combat climate change impacts. Eli shares insights into his involvement in the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) industry and the sustainability principles guiding the construction of properties he facilitates. Furthermore, Eli sheds light on initiatives aimed at ensuring renewable energy accessibility for all Corte Madera citizens, notably through Community Choice Aggregators. The episode explores a spectrum of topics, highlighting diverse solutions available to local communities keen on decarbonization, energy efficiency, and climate mitigation. ARC Advisory Group is the leading technology research and advisory firm for energy, manufacturing and infrastructure. Our coverage of technology and trends extends from business systems to Industrial AI, product and asset lifecycle management, Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, supply chain management, operations management, energy transition, and automation systems. Our analysts and consultants have the industry knowledge and the first-hand experience to help find the best answers to the complex business issues facing organizations today. ARC’s global influence across industrial operations is unparalleled. It is driven by the passion and expertise of our analysts and consultants, who keep abreast of industry trends and developments through research and actively engaging with clients. ARC's analysts and consultants have spent most of their careers working with industrial companies and are truly passionate about helping companies achieve superior performance. ARC has 100 professionals worldwide with extensive, first-hand experience servicing a multitude of business issues, technologies, and vertical industries. Our offices are located in the US, Germany, Belgium, Japan, India, China, Singapore, and Brazil. Contact us: https://www.arcweb.com/about/contact-us Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:30:33

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Innovations for a Sustainable Future: AI, Energy, and Industry Transformations - News for The Week of May 21 2024

5/21/2024
Join us on "The Sustainability Podcast" as we explore the cutting-edge advancements driving sustainability across various sectors. Hosted by Jim Frazer, this episode delves into groundbreaking developments that are reshaping our approach to a greener future. Discover how Siemens and Microsoft's AI-enhanced solutions are revolutionizing product lifecycles, and learn about LTTS's innovative machine health monitoring systems. We’ll also cover the pivotal role of DLMS in global energy and water management, and Marc Borrett's insights on transforming power grids for renewable energy. Dive into the world of cybersecurity with AI-powered solutions from Palo Alto Networks and IBM, and explore Xage Security’s latest zero-trust access protection technologies. Moreover, we highlight Clarios and Altris’s joint efforts in developing sustainable sodium-ion batteries, and Composabl's no-code platform for industrial AI. Don't miss out on the latest emissions management solutions from Honeywell and Weatherford, and the expansion of EV charging networks by EV Partners and CBRE. Tune in to understand how these technological advancements are paving the way for a more resilient and sustainable world. Stay informed and inspired with practical insights and expert analyses. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:07:44

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Unlocking the Future of Energy: A Conversation with Rolf Bienert from the OpenADR Alliance

5/16/2024
In our latest episode of the Sustainability Podcast, host Jim Frazer had the pleasure of speaking with Rolf Bienert, Managing Director of the OpenADR Alliance. This insightful conversation delved into the complexities and innovations driving the future of energy management and demand response. Here, we highlight some of the key takeaways from their engaging discussion. Rolf Bienert’s Journey Rolf Bienert’s path to becoming the Managing Director of the OpenADR Alliance is a fascinating one. Originally from Germany, Rolf spent 21 years in California before moving back to Europe, where he now resides in Portugal. His career began in telecom, but his transition to energy standards was driven by the rolling blackouts in California in the early 2000s. These experiences laid the foundation for his work in creating more reliable and efficient energy systems. The Evolution of OpenADR Jim Frazer and Rolf discussed the origins and development of the OpenADR (Open Automated Demand Response) standards. Initially conceived to address California’s energy crises, OpenADR has grown into a robust protocol used worldwide. Rolf explained how OpenADR 1.0 started with simple signaling to flatten energy peaks and how it evolved into the more comprehensive 2.0 and now the 3.0 versions. These updates have expanded the protocol’s capabilities, integrating modern web services and supporting more sophisticated energy management strategies. The Importance of Standardization One of the critical points Rolf emphasized was the need for standardized communication in energy management. Without such standards, integrating various energy resources, from solar panels to electric vehicles, becomes a daunting task. OpenADR provides a unified framework that allows different energy resources to communicate effectively, enabling utilities and consumers to optimize energy use and reduce costs. Future Prospects and Challenges Looking ahead, Jim and Rolf discussed the future of energy management. The increasing prevalence of distributed energy resources, such as electric vehicles and residential solar panels, presents both opportunities and challenges. Rolf highlighted the need for greater harmonization between different systems and standards to ensure a seamless and efficient energy grid. He also touched on the importance of making energy management user-friendly, so consumers can easily participate in demand response programs without needing to understand the technical complexities. Conclusion The conversation between Jim Frazer and Rolf Bienert provides a comprehensive overview of the current state and future direction of energy management. As we move towards a more sustainable and interconnected energy grid, the role of standards like OpenADR will be crucial. By facilitating better communication and integration of energy resources, these standards help create a more reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy system for all. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:55:33

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Powering the Future: This Week's Developments in Energy Transition and Industrial Sustainability

5/16/2024
In this weekly news roundup episode for May 15, 2024, we're diving into groundbreaking developments and major investments that are shaping our sustainable future. In our first segment, we explore significant corporate investments and partnerships driving sustainability forward. Deloitte is making waves with a $2 billion investment to accelerate its industry advantage initiatives, aiming to bolster digital transformation and enhance sustainable practices. Meanwhile, AWS is making a substantial $9 billion investment in cloud infrastructure in Singapore, boosting digital services and sustainability efforts in the region. In Europe, Star Charge and Schneider Electric have signed an MOU to form a joint venture aimed at driving sustainable energy innovation. Over in the transportation sector, BAE Systems and Eaton are expanding their collaboration to deliver electric drive solutions for heavy-duty trucks, underscoring the growing emphasis on electrification. Toyota is making headlines with the establishment of a hydrogen headquarters dedicated to advancing fuel cell technology, further solidifying its commitment to a hydrogen-powered future. Siemens is at the forefront of technological innovations with several exciting announcements. Their new SINEC Security Guard software provides automated identification of vulnerable assets, enhancing cybersecurity measures crucial for protecting critical infrastructure. Siemens also unveiled the Simatic Workstation Software-Defined Automation, promising to revolutionize automation processes. Additionally, Siemens introduced AI-based applications designed to enhance water infrastructure management, optimizing water distribution and usage. Lastly, we highlight inspiring sustainability initiatives. Smart Cities are transforming urban landscapes with advanced technologies, creating more sustainable, efficient, and livable environments. In residential energy, the formation of Renu Home Watch marks the creation of the U.S.'s largest residential virtual power plant in collaboration with Google's Nest, promoting renewable energy usage at the household level. Join us for this episode filled with insights and updates on the latest trends and innovations driving sustainability forward. Stay tuned for more updates and longer-form interviews with leaders in the technology and sustainability industries. Remember, every step counts towards a sustainable future. Don't forget to subscribe and follow us on social media for all our insightful discussions and news on sustainability. See you in the next episode! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:05:05

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Grid Inertia &The Future of Renewable Energy Integration with Reactive Technologies

5/15/2024
In this episode of the Sustainability Podcast, we dive into the future of renewable energy integration with Marc Borrett, co-founder and CEO of Reactive Technologies. Discover how advanced measurement and real-time data are transforming the power grid, making it more resilient and capable of handling 100% renewable energy. Our conversation takes a deep dive into the concept of grid inertia—a critical factor for maintaining grid stability. Inertia, which is inherently provided by traditional fossil fuel generators through their rotating mass, plays a crucial role in stabilizing the frequency of the power grid. However, as we transition to renewable energy sources like solar and wind, which lack this inherent inertia, new challenges emerge. Marc explains how Reactive Technologies has developed groundbreaking methods to measure grid inertia in real-time, providing grid operators with unprecedented visibility into the grid's stability. This capability allows operators to maximize the use of renewable energy while ensuring that the grid remains stable and secure. Join us as we explore the intricacies of grid inertia, the challenges of renewable integration, and the innovative solutions that are paving the way for a sustainable energy future. Whether you're an energy professional, a sustainability enthusiast, or simply curious about the future of our power systems, this episode offers valuable insights into the cutting-edge technologies shaping our energy landscape. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:57:09

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Decoding DLMS: Revolutionizing Energy and Water Management with Sergio Lazzarotto

5/14/2024
Join us for an enlightening episode of the Sustainability Podcast, where we sit down with Sergio Lazzarotto from the DLMS User Association. In this comprehensive interview, Sergio shares his extensive experience in the energy sector, emphasizing the critical role of DLMS in advancing interoperable and secure data exchange standards. Discover how DLMS not only supports smart metering across various utilities but also adapts to the evolving demands of modern energy and water management. Learn about the founding of DLMS in response to European legislative directives and how it has grown to facilitate the deployment of smart metering technology across Europe. Sergio delves into the technical depths of DLMS as a data exchange protocol rather than just a communication standard, explaining its crucial role at the application layer of the seven-layer OSI model and its impact on device interoperability and market compatibility. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and sustainability, offering insights into how standardized protocols like DLMS are shaping the future of energy efficiency and grid management. Tune in to explore how DLMS is expanding its reach beyond electricity to include gas and water, paving the way for a more integrated and efficient future in energy consumption and resource management. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:51:31

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Smart Cities 2024: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Future

5/9/2024
In this enlightening episode of "The Sustainability Podcast," we explore the intricate blueprint of smart cities and how they are set to revolutionize urban living. Join us as we delve into ten key sectors that are pivotal to the development of smart cities, from the robust integration of cutting-edge infrastructure to the innovative approaches in community engagement. Discover how these technologically advanced cities are not only optimizing efficiency and enhancing safety but are also paving the way for sustainable urban environments. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of urban development and how technology is driving us towards more sustainable and intelligent cities. Tune in to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges, innovations, and transformative potential of smart cities. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:12:30

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Navigating New Horizons: Pioneering Sustainable Technologies and AI Innovations - This Week's News

5/9/2024
In this episode of "The Sustainability Podcast," we embark on a journey through the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, industrial renewal, and green technologies that are shaping a sustainable future. Join us as we explore the Open Platform for Enterprise AI's impact on technological collaboration, delve into China's strategic plan for industrial enhancement, and unveil cutting-edge edge computing solutions like ZEDEDA's Edge Sync and Azure IoT Edge. We'll also spotlight transformative environmental initiatives, including Prime Lithium and IBC's project for carbon-neutral lithium and clean water, as well as Toyota and FuelCell Energy's Tri-gen system at the Port of Long Beach. This episode highlights how AI, industry, and innovative green technologies are intertwining to create a more sustainable world. Tune in to discover how these advancements are not only driving economic growth but also paving the way for environmental stewardship and enhanced global security. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:06:06

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Revolutionizing Industries: Next-Gen Tech in AI, Energy, and Sustainability - This Week's News

5/2/2024
In this episode of The Sustainability Podcast, we explore a series of groundbreaking developments across the technology and industrial sectors. From Schneider Electric’s new microgrid solution to Rockwell Automation's AI-enhanced maintenance software, and Toyota’s sustainable operations at Long Beach, join us as we delve into how these innovations are setting new standards for efficiency, sustainability, and strategic growth. Tune in to discover how these advancements are shaping the future of energy, artificial intelligence, and infrastructure management. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:04:12

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April 2024 Energy Regulation Round Up

5/2/2024
The “Global Energy Regulation Roundup” is dedicated to capturing and understanding emerging climate, energy, and reporting measures. Currently, international governments are increasingly establishing stricter policies on emissions reporting, trade, and energy. The purpose of this monthly blog is to highlight approaching regulations and educate key stakeholders about their effects on a range of industries. Web Version: https://www.arcweb.com/blog/april-2024-energy-regulation-round -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:08:56

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Advancing Sustainability: Breakthroughs and Partnerships - This Week's News

4/25/2024
In this episode of the Sustainability Podcast, host Jim Frazer explores the latest advancements and strategic collaborations across various sectors that are reshaping sustainability practices worldwide. From innovative carbon credit measurement and enhanced cybersecurity in operational technology to groundbreaking initiatives in AI-driven energy management and sustainable lithium extraction, this episode covers a broad spectrum of sustainability-focused developments. We also delve into the role of technology in facilitating clean energy projects and enhancing grid resilience. Join us as we discuss these pivotal innovations and their impact on environmental stewardship and sustainable economic growth -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:11:03

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Exploring Reactive Surfaces' Revolutionary 'Lichen' Technology with Beth McDaniel

4/25/2024
On today's episode of The Sustainability Podcast, host Gaven Simon sits down with Beth McDaniel of Reactive Surfaces. The two discuss Reactive Surfaces' newest “Lichen” technology, a bio-reactive surface that replicates the natural functions of Lichen Algae. This surface can be applied to external surfaces or stored in external systems that can speed up the carbon capture process and maximize the area of Lichen applied. Beth Mcdaniel answers questions about the technology, receiving a Life Cycle Analysis, and the 45q tax credit. @ARCadvisory @reactivesurfaces8745 ARC Advisory Group is the leading technology research and advisory firm for energy, manufacturing and infrastructure. Our coverage of technology and trends extends from business systems to Industrial AI, product and asset lifecycle management, Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, supply chain management, operations management, energy transition, and automation systems. Our analysts and consultants have the industry knowledge and the first-hand experience to help find the best answers to the complex business issues facing organizations today. ARC’s global influence across industrial operations is unparalleled. It is driven by the passion and expertise of our analysts and consultants, who keep abreast of industry trends and developments through research and actively engaging with clients. ARC's analysts and consultants have spent most of their careers working with industrial companies and are truly passionate about helping companies achieve superior performance. ARC has 100 professionals worldwide with extensive, first-hand experience servicing a multitude of business issues, technologies, and vertical industries. Our offices are located in the US, Germany, Belgium, Japan, India, China, Singapore, and Brazil. Contact us: https://www.arcweb.com/about/contact-us Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:35:09

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Energy & Sustainability Innovations - AI, Hydrogen & Much More - This Week's News

4/18/2024
In this week's episode, join us as we explore recent significant advancements in technology and sustainability. Discussions encompass the fortified cybersecurity partnership between Nozomi Networks and Yokogawa, and the substantial investment by the U.S. government in semiconductor production with TSMC. We also delve into the latest industrial efficiency technologies from L&T Technology Services and the introduction of ARM's Ethos-U85 neural processing unit, poised to elevate IoT applications. Furthermore, the episode talks about Mitsubishi Electric's strategic move to transfer its transformer division to Hitachi, focusing on energy-efficient solutions, and Siemens' introduction of the SINEC Security Guard software, enhancing cybersecurity in industrial settings. Insights are provided on GlobalLogic's new AI Platform-of-Platforms and the collaboration between Schneider Electric and IPConfigure to bolster security in urban buildings. Additionally, we discuss the green hydrogen initiative by Verdagy and Doral, along with Schneider Electric and Digital Realty's endeavors to foster a circular economy in their Paris data center. Join us as we navigate through these developments, providing informed perspectives on their implications for business operations and environmental sustainability. This episode offers a comprehensive examination of cutting-edge innovations across various sectors, driving resilience and sustainability in today's corporate landscape. Tune in for a discerning exploration of this week’s pivotal updates in technology and sustainability. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:10:10

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Building Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Through Energy Transition - A Review of the ARC Forum Workshop

4/11/2024
On today's episode of the Sustainability Podcast, we spotlight the 2024 ARC Forum Energy Transition Workshop. Sponsored by Siemens Energy and joined by a panel of experts, including Jim Frazer, Rick Rys, Larry O'Brien, Gaven Simon, Darren McGuire, and Edwin Castaneda, this episode delves into the pivotal challenges and advancements in achieving a sustainable energy ecosystem. Discussing the essential role of technological innovation, the integration of renewable energy, and the transformation of process industries, our speakers examine how AI, digital twins, and green technologies are critical in crafting a resilient energy future. Aimed at industry professionals, sustainability enthusiasts, and those intrigued by energy evolution, this episode provides an insightful overview of trends and regulations catalyzing significant change. Tune in in-depth look at the strategies and innovations steering us towards a more sustainable, efficient, and technologically enriched energy landscape. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:17:49

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Innovating for a Greener Tomorrow: Pioneering Sustainability Efforts Across the Globe

4/10/2024
In this episode of the Sustainability Podcast, host Jim Frazer takes listeners on a global tour of groundbreaking sustainability initiatives. From Eastman's commitment to revolutionizing plastic recycling with a new molecular facility to Titan America's advancements in producing cleaner cement, each story showcases the innovative strides businesses and collaborations are making towards reducing their environmental footprints. We also explore the UK's Green Power Park, a hub for clean energy and electrification technologies, and delve into Shell and Vertagy's partnership to scale up renewable hydrogen production. Additionally, we highlight Schneider Electric's efforts in transforming energy management and sustainability in homes and transportation. The episode rounds out with strategic moves by Curtis Wright, AVEVA, and GE Vernova, emphasizing the integration of sustainability into corporate strategies. Join us as we explore these innovative approaches to sustainability and their implications for a greener future. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:12:33

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March 2024 Energy Regulation Round Up

4/4/2024
The “Global Energy Regulation Roundup” is dedicated to capturing and understanding emerging climate, energy, and reporting measures. Currently, international governments are increasingly establishing stricter policies on emissions reporting, trade, and energy. The purpose of this monthly blog is to highlight approaching regulations and educate key stakeholders about their effects on a range of industries. This episode covers the US's SEC final climate disclosure ruling, the EU passing of the CSDDD, and China's massive deployment of solar power and wind energy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:08:48

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Insights from Industry Leaders on AI-driven Improvements in Emissions Monitoring and Leak Detection

3/7/2024
In a recent episode of our podcast, Peter Manos, Director of Research at ARC Advisory Group, discussed emissions monitoring and leak detection solutions with industry experts Krishna Uppuluri (VP/GM at mPACT2WO) and Chip Hilarides VP of Quality and Stewardship from Flint Hills Resources. The discussion offers a deep dive into the transformative power of AI-driven technologies for refineries and the petrochemical industry, showcasing successful case studies and offering insights for companies aiming to enhance their operational efficiency and environmental stewardship. Krishna Uppuluri emphasized the significance of operator adoption and transformation in achieving tangible results in emissions monitoring. Continuing he stated, Molex's success was rooted in a holistic approach that fostered strong partnerships across customers, regulatory bodies, and communities, ensuring the solutions were not just technologically advanced but also widely accepted and effectively implemented. Chip Hilarides shared Flint Hills Resources' journey towards innovating leak detection, spotlighting the pivotal role of partnerships with Molex and the US EPA. By focusing on delivering actionable information to operators, Flint Hills managed to enhance process safety and reduce fugitive emissions, demonstrating the replicability of their success for others in the industry. The conversation underscored the necessity of a long-term, stewardship-focused perspective over short-term, reactive measures, including a long-term approach based on holistic designs and expert-driven capabilities that extend compliance and encourage industries to adopt solutions that prioritize what truly matters for operational and environmental excellence and better stewardship. The episode concluded with a discussion on improving transparency and fostering open dialogue about emissions and leaks. Both Krishna Uppuluri and Chip Hilarides stressed the importance of being proactive and community-oriented, highlighting how early leak detection and advanced continuous monitoring not only ensure safety but also strengthen the bond with the communities they serve. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would you like to be a guest on our growing podcast? If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer View all the episodes here: https://thesustainabilitypodcast.buzzsprout.com

Duration:00:12:40