Twelve: Etosha Cave
🔄 carbon transformation, launching Twelve while living in a 🚙 Honda Fit, living in 🇦🇶 Antarctica, drinking 🥂 champagne with princes, capturing carbon on 🪐 Mars, and oh so much more!!
Fellow Climate Warriors,
Join us as we dive into 🔄 carbon transformation, launching Twelve while living in a 🚙 Honda Fit, living in 🇦🇶 Antarctica, community homes, drinking 🥂 champagne with princes, capturing carbon on 🪐 Mars, and oh so much more!!
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“I had no money. I was living out of my car at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.”
Etosha became passionate about energy and climate change while growing up in Houston, and she went on to receive her PhD from Stanford University focusing on electrochemical approaches that could be used to convert CO2 and water into useful plastics and household cleaners. While at Stanford, Etosha co-founded Twelve, a startup pioneering a new market category called carbon transformation with its proprietary catalyst technology that transforms CO2 into critical chemicals, materials and fuels that are conventionally made from fossil fuels. Using Twelve’s technology, industry brands can meet emissions targets faster while creating essential products–from the foam in running shoes, to the polymers in automobile dashboards, to aviation fuel, to laundry detergent–all while maintaining the same or higher quality as conventional products made from petrochemicals.
🥃 What we drank during the episode: Gin n’ Tonic
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[4:00] Drink of the show
[5:00] Free champagne from a prince
[8:00] Importance of government funding (specifically NSF SBIR funding)
[12:30] Growing up in Houston
[17:00] Etosha’s graduate studies
[19:30] Time at Activate (formerly Cyclotron Road) while living out of her Honda Fit
[21:30] Living in a community home
[27:30] Living in Antarctica
[34:30] What Twelve does & how their technology works
[42:00] CCS vs CCUS vs Carbon Transformation
[44:00] What Twelve is producing with CO2
[49:00] Where Twelve is heading
[57:00] Electrification of everything
[58:00] 3 startups
[1:00:30] 3 books
[1:06:30] 3 Books
[1:08:00] 3 Startups
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