Published on:

26th Oct 2023

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 since the 90s, a pernicious question persists – why hasn’t it scaled significantly?  

In this episode of the Keep Cool Show, Nick chats with Adam Goff, Head of Strategy at 8 Rivers, to discuss the challenges and opportunities in scaling carbon capture, as well as why the company is also commercializing technologies in direct air capture and for green hydrogen applications. 

Adam and Nick chat about 8 Rivers' unique approach to carbon capture via the Allem Cycle, the company’s approach to licensing technologies, and what other solutions they might bring to market in the future.

Tune in for that, and much more!


00:00:06 - Decarbonizing the World with Eight Rivers

00:02:50 - The Evolution of Carbon Capture

00:07:36 - The Urgency of Scaling Carbon Capture

00:12:20 - Carbon Capture: A Sustainable Fuel Source

00:19:02 - Achieving High Carbon Capture Rates

00:31:59 - Leveraging Common Infrastructure for Faster Deployment 

00:36:25 - Exploring the Right Role for Hydrogen in Decarbonization 

00:43:48 - Beyond CO2: Reducing Air Pollution

00:45:54 - Concrete Aims for Industry-Wide Expansion by 2028

00:49:26 - The Key to Success: Execution

00:52:50 - How to Stay Updated on Eight Rivers' Work


Learn More About 8 Rivers: 

Website: https://8rivers.com/

Follow Adam: 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamlgoff/

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Where climate tech investors get deep dives into the latest cutting edge technology and discover how it fits into the broader landscape.
Climate tech is constantly evolving. Why? To help solve the most important challenges facing our planet. With so much innovation it’s hard to pick out the companies to watch, and it’s even harder to connect them to the wider climate tech picture. That’s why The Keep Cool Show is here. Join host Nick Van Osdol as he dives deep into the latest technologies shaping climate solution technology, but also zooms out to help investors and anyone working in the industry join the dots and get a broader view of what’s really going on. Every week Nick is joined by a climate tech founder, investor or operator, discussing how they’re working to solve climate change. He’ll join the dots in real time, bringing out the nuances, trends and patterns in the industry. If you’re a climate tech professional already working in the industry, looking for the next big opportunity or simply curious about the space, this is the show for you. Episodes every other Thursday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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