The Sustainability Podcast

The Sustainability Podcast

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:


May 4, 2023 42 mins

If you’ve been on any social media channel in the past few years, we are fairly certain you’ve come across a video clip of a robot owned by Boston Dynamics - that not so little 4 legged robot is "Spot", one of the three flagship products that Boston Dynamics currently has available. 

Where and how are these robots being used?   What is Boston Dynamics ' goal by developing these robots?  
In today’s insta...

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In this podcast, we examine the triad of energy, digital and automation and how this is advancing industrial circularity, manufacturing efficiency, reduced emissions, renewables, advanced materials and bio-plastics. Future industries will be more interconnected and interdependent. Bhaskar Sinha, Director at the R&D Innovation Lab and Nidal Ghizawi, R&D Director for Process Automation with Schneider Electric and Peter Reynol...

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Episode description: In today’s episode of the ARC Sustainability Podcast, Gaven Simon ARC analyst is joined by Erica Ocampo Chief Sustainability Officer of the Metals Company. They sit down to discuss ocean mining, where it originated, and what it looks like today. The two speak about traditional mining and the environmental concerns, human right issues, and dwindling mineral reserves. Erica shares about The Metals Company technol...

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Schneider Electric executives Mary Beth Connolly, VP Strategy, Process Automation and Jay Abdallah, VP Cybersecurity Services join Sid Snitkin, VP Cybersecurity Advisory Services in a discussion of how industrial companies can meet the challenges they face in ensuring the cybersecurity of their facilities and critical infrastructure. This includes dealing with the today’s increased risks of ransomware and nation state attacks, as w...

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Listen in to this fascinating and insightful episode to explore:

  • The importance of indoor environmental quality.
  • The trade-off between ventilation and indoor air quality.
  • What obstacles exist - and how to overcome them
  • The reasons for building commissioning
  • The future of sustainability engineering.

And much more...


About Dani...

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Craig Resnick  & Jim Frazer Wrap-Up the 2023 ARC Industry Forum

Listeners to this episode will explore:

  • Craig's Start in the Industry
  • The Market Focus of ARC Advisory Group & The ARC Forums
  • The Challenges in the Industry Today
  • The Future of AI
  • Examining the Diversity of the ARC Forum audience.
  • Craig’s Perspective on the Current Economy 

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The Fortune 200 recently announced a goal of purchasing 50 billon dollars worth of goods from diverse suppliers in 2030, with current spending being at 29 billon dollars the demand will be exponential. How will diverse suppliers ramp up their production to meet the increasing demand? In this episode, Kelly G Lopez an experienced sustainability supplier professional speaks with ARC analyst Gaven Simon about the future of packaging, ...

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Peter Manos & Jim Frazer Wrap-Up of the 2023 ARC Industry Forum

Listeners to this episode will explore:

  • Decarbonization, of the electric sector and oil and gas. 
  •  Net zero and circular economy goals. 
  •  Sustainability Resiliency and the energy transition.
  •  How solution providers  are delivering value

Jim and Peter also focused on a number of fascinating speakers at the Forum including:

Alejandro Burgana from OBE powe...

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Maximizing Environmental Sustainability for Complex Chemical Processes - 
 with Vineeth Ram of OLI Systems

In this episode, Vineeth Ram discusses:

  • Environmental Sustainability in industrial chemical processes 
  • Role of chemical process simulation in enhancing sustainability
  • Carbon capture, transportation, storage and utilization
  • Pillars of sustainability
  • Asset integrity in geothermal energy production
  • Elimination of toxic contamina...
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The ARC Advisory Advancing Professionals' Program, at the ARC Annual Forum - with Guest Luke Martin

Listeners will learn:

  • How the ARC Advisory Advancing Professionals' Program has evolved since its inception last year
  • Current conversations and developments of the effort
  • The importance of networking and networking.
  • How to join the advancing professionals program.

Later Luke discusses his perceptions ...

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Electric and Autonomous Vehicles in Florida – A Fascinating Conversation with Glenn Cook

 Listeners to this episode will learn:

 ·        About the Intelligent Mobility Center in central Florida

·        Where is Lake Nona and why is it important?

·        What Is Beep?

·        What are electric aviation ports for Orlando.

·        About the impact of  autonomous delivery vehicles.

·        The impacts of bidirectional charging for elect...

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How to Decouple Software from Hardware in Industrial Automation - Insights from Greg Boucaud of

Listeners to this episode will learn:

  • How to decouple hardware and software in automation.
  • Explore the basis of the technology
  • Learn the differences between event-based vs. scan-based automation.
  • Examine the vision of Universal Automation.
  • Explore target devices for your automation logic
  • Learn how...
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AI in the Real World of Industry – Creating Internal Champions and Driving Success – A Deep Discussion with Peter Harding, Founder & CEO of Kelvin

Listeners to this episode will learn:

 ●         What is AI from an industrial perspective and its objectives?

●         How do you move from a serendipitous approach to a systems engineering approach?

●         How to surmount the obstacles to making AI work in the real world.


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Allan Gray joins the Smart City Podcast to discuss low cost low impact transportation solutions, as well as a variety of other topics, including supercapacitors.
 Listeners will learn about:
 · What’s happening in the Philippines right now.
 · How mobile battery backup can help keep critical operations running during grid outages.
 · How do solar and electric vehicle technologies fit into the Filipino energy a...

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In this insightful episode, learn about:

 ·        The various catalysts sparking sustainability in the real estate industry

·        How electricity plays a key role in this process

·        How the rapid and expansive deployment of battery technologies will increase the resiliency of the nation’s power grid and improve outcomes for people across socio-economic spectrum

·        The complications and challenges facing the electrificat...

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Learn About ESG, Sustainability and Impact Investing with Guest Julia Wilkinson on The Smart City Podcast LIVE - Please Join Julia Wilkinson founder and CEO of Imvest, along with Jim Frazer as they explore the answers to:

• What is ESG?
• What is impact investing?
• What is Net Zero?
• How has the ecosystem evolved?
• What are trends and opportunities in the sector?
• What are complications, obstacles a...

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Peachtree Corners, Georgia is a vibrant suburb of Atlanta and is one of the first cities in the U.S. to be powered by government-owned smart city connected infrastructure and 5G. The forward-thinking municipality, which is home to some of the world’s most disruptive technology developers and serves as the heart of what’s being referred to as “Silicon Orchard,” began to embrace a leadership position with regard to smart cities in Am...

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Bob Hagenau & Don Bartusiak discuss Open Process Automation -  a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture

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If you have an intriguing, thought provoking topic you'd like to discuss on our podcast, please contact our host Jim Frazer

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A recent discussion with Lisa Williams of OLI Systems  and ARC’s Jim Frazer explored the expanding details of first principle chemistry and its applications in plant operations. This new approach uses the science that did post mortems on equipment to now perform prevention and detection of corrosion and scaling.

 Lisa describes a new approach in detail, one where operators are informed over a specific pressure and temperature range,...

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Learn What PV Projects Tampa Electric Has Completed?

Discuss What Planning Needs to Be Accomplished?

Examine What Factors Impact the kWh Cost?

Learn About Innovative Site Selection

Examine Components and Energy Flow Within an Installation

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

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