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The Keep Cool Podcast
The Keep Cool Podcast
Nick Van Osdol

Climate tech is constantly evolving. Why? To help solve the most important challenges facing our planet. With so much innovation it’s hard... more

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E69: Understanding the full scope of the Loan Programs Office with Arpita Bhattacharyya

Nick is joined by Arpita Bhattacharyya, Chief Climate Officer at the Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office, where she helps... more

02 Jul 2024 · 48 minutes
E68: Investing in water with Tom Ferguson, Founder and Managing Partner at Burnt Island Ventures

Nick is joined by Tom Ferguson, Founder and Managing Partner at Burnt Island Ventures, one of the first venture capital... more

10 Jun 2024 · 45 minutes
E67: Decarbonizing hydrogen and carbon black by splitting methane with Monolith Materials CEO, Rob Hanson

Description: Nick is joined by Rob Hanson, the CEO of Monolith, a company building methane pyrolysis plants to turn methane... more

27 May 2024 · 43 minutes
E66: Building flywheels of irreversible momentum for methane monitoring & measurement

Description: Nick is joined by Jigar Shah, the Director of the DOE’s Loan Programs Office, and Ian Dickinson, the CEO... more

13 May 2024 · 38 minutes
E65: Building the common operating picture for climate action with Vibrant Planet

Nick and Allison Wolff, CEO of Vibrant Planet, discuss the platform Allison and company are building to accelerate environmentally and... more

29 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
SPECIAL EPI: How Glassdome digitizes and accelerates industrial decarbonization

Nick and Josh Charnin-Aker, Glassdome’s co-founder and CTO, as well as TJ Yoon, Product Manager, discuss how Glassdome is building... more

22 Apr 2024 · 45 minutes
E63: Literally making It rain with Augustus Doricko of Rainmaker

Nick and Augustus Doricko, Founder and CEO of Rainmaker, discuss the viability of cloud seeding to (quite literally) make it... more

08 Apr 2024 · 41 minutes
E62: Infrastructure investing for the energy transition with John Skrinar, Partner at Cresta

Description: Nick and John Skrinar, Partner at Cresta Fund Management, explore the intersection of infrastructure investment, private equity, and the... more

25 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
E61: Making more climate resilient chocolate with Kawa Project and CEO, Aaron Feigelman

Nick and Aaron Feigelman, the CEO of Kawa Project, dive deep on the world of waste-to-value alternatives to commodities like... more

11 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
E60: Keeping methane out of the atmosphere by using it on Earth, with Windfall Bio

Description: Nick and Josh Silverman, the CEO of Windfall Bio, discuss his companies novel methane utilization technologies while casting a... more

26 Feb 2024 · 1 hour,
E59: *SPECIAL EPISODE:* Everything Electrification, with Quincy Lee & Ramez Naan

Nick, Quincy Lee, the CEO of Electric Era, and Ramez Naam, a highly experienced climate tech and energy analyst and... more

19 Feb 2024 · 1 hour,
E58: ‘Cyclical’ plastic recycling for a more circular economy with MacroCycle

Description: Nick and the MacroCycle team discuss a paradigmatic shift from mechanical to chemical recycling in plastics recycling, why it... more

12 Feb 2024 · 36 minutes
E57: Hot or not with Albert Wenger? Climate & climate tech in 2024

Nick and Albert Wenger, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures (and a preeminent investor in general), discuss the state of... more

29 Jan 2024 · 42 minutes
S7 E5: What 2024 has in store for climate tech venture capital, with Katie McClain of Energize Capital.

Nick and Katie McClain, Partner and COO at Energize Capital, a venture fund focused on climate and energy technologies, discuss... more

16 Jan 2024 · 40 minutes
S7 E4: Understanding biodiversity loss and how to support businesses that reverse it, with Tom Quigley of Superorganism.

Nick and Tom Quigley, co-founder and Managing Director of Superorganism, a venture firm focused on biodiversity, discuss what biodiversity is,... more

18 Dec 2023 · 42 minutes
S7 Ep3: Pioneering climate-positive lending, with Ravi Mikkelson of Atmos

Discover how Atmos, a climate tech company that looks like a bank, is revolutionizing fintech infrastructure to make climate-positive lending... more

09 Nov 2023 · 45 minutes
S7 Ep2: Scaling Carbon Capture Technologies and Other Critical Decarbonization Solutions, with Adam Goff of 8 Rivers

Carbon capture technology is a divisive technology in decarbonization debates. Oft touted by some companies, and with technology that’s existed... more

26 Oct 2023 · 51 minutes
S7 Ep1: Meet Yard Stick, the company at the Forefront of Soil Carbon Measurement, with Chris Tolles

Curious about the emerging field of soil carbon and its role as a climate solution?  Join Chris Tolles, CEO and co-founder... more

12 Oct 2023 · 48 minutes
S6 Ep7: The Road to Gigaton-Scale Carbon Removal, with Giana Amador

What exactly is the future of carbon removal? What is the role of government, and why is the need for... more

05 Oct 2023 · 44 minutes
S6 Ep6: Restoring Impacted Landscapes with Mast Reforestation

Discover how Mast Reforestation (formerly Drone Seed) is revolutionizing reforestation efforts to combat climate change.  In this episode, Matthew Aghai, VP... more

21 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
S6 Ep5: From Soil to Sky: Exploring Funga's Innovative Approach to Forest Regeneration

Discover the future of ecosystem regeneration and biodiversity work as Nick sits down with Colin Averill, CEO and Founder of... more

07 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
S6 Ep4: How Lunar Energy is Redefining the Future of Home Energy

In this week’s pod, Nick chats with Sam Wevers, the Head of Software Product for Lunar Energy, as they dive... more

24 Aug 2023 · 39 minutes
S6 Ep3: The Company Making the Invisible… Well, Visible. (with Orbital Sidekick)

It may sound like something straight out of science fiction, but hyperspectral satellites have been around for decades, measuring the... more

10 Aug 2023 · 42 minutes
S6 Ep2: How Electric Era is Revolutionizing the Fast-Charging Station Infrastructure

Meet the man trying to make electric vehicle charging stations more accessible, affordable, and reliable than ever before.  Quincy Lee is... more

27 Jul 2023 · 45 minutes
S6 Ep1: Agilitas Energy CEO Barrett Bilotta Talks Energy Storage Solutions

On this week’s pod, Nick sits down with Agilitas Energy’s CEO and President, Barrett Bilotta to chat about the state... more

13 Jul 2023 · 43 minutes
S5 Ep6: Is Battery Swapping the Future of Electric Vehicles? With John de Souza

On this week’s pod, Nick’s sitting down with Ample co-founder and president John de la Souza to chat about the... more

29 Jun 2023 · 48 minutes
S5 Ep5: How Divert is Converting Wasted Food into Renewable Energy

Meet the company trying to make use of wasted food: Divert.  Determined to create a zero-waste future, Divert’s CEO Ryan Begin... more

15 Jun 2023 · 39 minutes
S5 Ep4: Clearing Up Nuclear Energy’s Biggest Misconceptions, with Isabelle Boemeke

What does a model-and influencer-turned-activist have to do with nuclear energy, and why should we care? As it turns out, quite... more

01 Jun 2023 · 44 minutes
S5 Ep3: Turning Waste into Regenerative Feed and Farming Products

Has anyone ever told you to be more mindful of your waste?    Meet the man who believes that waste isn’t just... more

18 May 2023 · 51 minutes
S5 Ep2: Revolutionizing the Battery Manufacturing Process With AI, with Jason Koeller

How does a theoretical physicist studying black holes and the nature of spacetime find his way to the field of... more

04 May 2023 · 33 minutes
S5 Ep1: Julie Gosalvez: The CMO Making Direct Air Capture Technology Enticing

Carbon removal wasn’t even in our vocabulary a few years ago. But now, thanks to companies like Climeworks, direct air... more

20 Apr 2023 · 40 minutes
S4 Ep12: How Energize Ventures Is Moving The Needle On Climate Tech

The energy transition is in full swing, find out how Tyler Lancaster is helping lead the way as an investment... more

30 Mar 2023 · 35 minutes
S4 Ep11: Shanu Mathew - The Analyst At The Intersection Of Public Markets And Climate

How do you measure the impact of net zero targets and climate change on large corporations? Step forward Shanu Mathew. Shanu... more

23 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
S4 Ep10: Tim Rann: The Investor Tackling Inequality And Climate Change

Tim is Managing Partner at Mercy Corps Ventures: The unique investment fund ploughing hundreds of thousands of dollars into innovative... more

16 Mar 2023 · 45 minutes
S4 Ep9: Blackhorn Ventures’ Approach to Supporting Climate Tech

Earth’s resources are running low, so how do you choose the smart software and digital investments that maximize productivity and... more

09 Mar 2023 · 38 minutes
S4 Ep8: VSC Ventures: The Climate Tech Investor Sharing The Stories Of Exceptional Founders

It’s easier than ever to launch a climate tech startup. But getting noticed can be harder. Meet the investor who’s... more

02 Mar 2023 · 48 minutes
S4 Ep7: Actual - Leading The ESG Strategy Revolution

Measuring and tracking emissions is a great start, but how do companies make long term plans for effective change?  They require... more

23 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
S4 Ep6: Globhe - The Crowddroning Platform Making Sense Of The World

How do you gather drone data at scale? You leverage crowddroning. Markku Koivisto explains how. Markku is Chief Business Development Officer... more

16 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
S4 Ep5: Range Energy: The Heavy Transport Electric Revolution

How is Ali Javidan staging an electric revolution in the trucking industry? It’s not easy. Hear how the Range Energy... more

09 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
S4 Ep4: Flowcarbon: Meet The CEO Creating A Transparent Carbon Market

Dana Gibber is the former lawyer, turned tech entrepreneur, turned climate tech founder. Discover how Flowcarbon is changing the carbon... more

02 Feb 2023 · 44 minutes
S4 Ep3: Thallo: Democratizing The Carbon Market Via The Blockchain

Thallo is filling a major gap in the voluntary carbon market. Discover how blockchain and climate tech together are revolutionizing... more

26 Jan 2023 · 37 minutes
S4 Ep2: ZwitterCo: Recycling Water Through Cutting Edge Filtration Tech

No-one thinks about water, until there’s a problem. Find out how a lack of water can impact businesses and ZwitterCo's... more

19 Jan 2023 · 46 minutes
S4 Ep1: Droneseed: How To Create Sustainable Forests

When more than 7 million acres of forests are swallowed up by fire every year, you need to find a... more

12 Jan 2023 · 37 minutes
S3 Ep8: Sesame Solar: Meet The CEO Changing The Face of Emergency Power

Lauren Flanagan is the lifelong entrepreneur on a mission to use clean energy for power in emergency situations. Find out... more

15 Dec 2022 · 43 minutes
S3 Ep7: Patch’s Software Solution For Corporate Carbon Removal Goals

Brennan Spellacy is on a mission to rebalance the Earth’s atmosphere at Patch. Find out why the business’ mission is... more

08 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
S3 Ep6: How Watershed is Helping Businesses Cut Carbon

How do you help complex businesses reduce carbon emissions? You combine science with practical solutions.  Meet Steve Davies, Head of Climate... more

01 Dec 2022 · 48 minutes
S3 Ep5: Inna Braverman’s Extraordinary Journey To Wave Powered Renewable Energy

Inna Braverman believes in second chances. Hear her incredible story from Chernobyl victim to Eco Wave Power Co-founder. Eco Wave Power... more

23 Nov 2022 · 42 minutes
S3 Ep4: The 5 Pillars Supporting The Push For Renewable Energy, With Kyle Cherrick

Kyle Cherrick has been banging the drum for renewable energy for years and it looks like the tide is finally... more

17 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes
S3 Ep3: The Social, Political, And Financial Buy-in Needed To Scale Carbon Removal

Peter Olivier is at the cutting edge of carbon removal, helping develop developing innovative processes to remove CO2 from the... more

10 Nov 2022 · 53 minutes
S3 Ep2: How Oco & Element Packaging are Rewriting the Packaging Playbook

Madison Savilow and Nick Gardner are ripping up the plastics playbook, creating advanced packaging using captured carbon. Find out how. As... more

03 Nov 2022 · 38 minutes
S3 Ep1: How Flood Mapping Tech Is Saving Lives

How do you help vulnerable countries prepare for the worst? You make your flood mapping data available to all. Dr Subit... more

27 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
S2 Ep 13: Why Molly Morabito Believes in Direct Action To End Fossil Fuel Reliance

How do you show world leaders you’re serious about creating climate solutions? You stand up against an unjust system. Nick and... more

01 Sep 2022 · 47 minutes
S2 Ep 12: How Charm Industrial is Putting CO2 Back Underground, Profitably.

In 2020 Shaun Kinetic had a scientific breakthrough. Now as Chief Scientist and Co-Founder of Charm Industrial, he’s putting tons... more

25 Aug 2022 · 40 minutes
S2 Ep 11: Unlocking New Business Models to Align Incentives and Drive Decarbonization

Businesses that focus on deploying climate solutions have the potential to become the world’s most valuable companies while positively impacting... more

18 Aug 2022 · 24 minutes
S2 Ep 10: Jaeson Cardiff: How CleanO2 is Bringing Carbon Capture Technology to the Consumer

Carbon capture technology has seemingly been reserved for large-scale applications, and widely unavailable to the average consumer. But how can we... more

11 Aug 2022 · 41 minutes
S2 Ep 9: Lacey Reddix: The Founder On a Mission to Solve The Global Clean Water Crisis With Olokun Minerals.

How do you solve a problem like clean water for all? When you can turn waste products into sustainable solutions. Meet... more

04 Aug 2022 · 31 minutes
S2 Ep 8: How Ecovative is Solving Sustainability Through Mushrooms

What happens when plastic, meat and leather become unsustainable to produce? You up-cycle from natural growing products like mushrooms, using... more

28 Jul 2022 · 30 minutes
S2 Ep 7: How Nori is Building a Carbon Removal Marketplace, And Cutting Out The Middleman

Carbon removal is critical for global health, but all the paper pushing makes it hard for businesses to get on... more

21 Jul 2022 · 43 minutes
S2 Ep 6: Framing Climate Change as a Massive Economic Opportunity with Alex Roetter

How does a VC investor turn climate change into a sound investment opportunity? Alex explains how he’s changing the world,... more

14 Jul 2022 · 36 minutes
S2 Ep 5: How a Climate Tech VC is Helping Founders Create Scalable Solutions

When you start working in climate tech, it’s hard to feel the same way about any other industry. And that’s... more

07 Jul 2022 · 39 minutes
The Keep Cool Podcast
S3 Ep1: How Flood Mapping Tech Is Saving Lives
The Keep Cool Podcast

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How do you help vulnerable countries prepare for the worst? You make your flood mapping data available to all. Dr Subit Chakrabarti is... more