"Innovating for the Earth"

With innovation expert and radio and TV presenter James O’Loghlin.

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We live in a time of great change. Hardly anyone does things the same way as they did them 20 years ago, even 10 years ago, and the pace of change isn’t slowing down. Climate change will bring huge change to many industries, especially energy, and the drive to operate sustainability will intensify.

Hi, I’m James O’Loghlin.

This podcast is going to examine what one company, Calix is doing to identify and meet some key challenges that have emerged in the last decades. Calix uses patented technology they developed to provide industrial solutions that address global sustainability challenges. Their technology is being used to develop environmentally friendly solutions in areas that include crop protection, aquaculture, water and wastewater, advanced batteries and carbon reduction, and we are going to find out how their complex technology went from being just an idea to becoming a thriving international business, how the technology works and what it does.

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Episode 1: “From an idea to a global company”

feat. Mark Sceats, Calix Chief Scientist

Mark Sceats was there from the beginning. He’s a physical chemist with 40 years’ experience. In 2005 he founded Calix, and today is a Director. Prior to 2005 Mark had worked at the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester in New York, and then at the University of Sydney in the School of Chemistry. He’s published over 140 academic papers in physical chemistry, and – Get this – is an inventor of 36 patented inventions.

Listen in and find out how an innovative idea became a global and publicly listed company.

Episode 2: “Re-thinking calcination”

feat. Phil Hodgson, Managing Director and CEO of Calix

Phil Hodgson is the Managing Director and CEO of Calix. He joined Calix as CEO in 2013, and became a Director in 2014. He previously worked with Shell, then ran his own consultancy in areas such as Biofuel, Clean Coal, Geothermal Energy, and Logistics.

Listen in and find out how the Calix calcination process can be used to develop environmentally friendly solutions and reduce the amount of carbon produced in industrial processes.


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