Thursday, April 04, 2024

Casey Handmer: Terraform Industries and a Carbon-Neutral Future — Manifold #57


Casey Handmer (PhD Caltech, general relativity) is the founder of Terraform Industries. He is one of the most capable and ambitious geo-engineers on planet Earth! 

Terraform Industries is scaling technology to produce cheap natural gas with sunlight and air. Using solar energy, they extract carbon from the air and synthesize natural gas, all at the same site. 

March 2024: "Terraform completes the end to end demo, successfully producing fossil carbon free pipeline grade natural gas from sunlight and air. We also achieved green hydrogen at <$2.50/kg-H2 and DAC CO2 at <$250/T-CO2, two incredible milestones." 


Casey Handmer’s website: 

Terraform Industries: 

Nerds on Patrol [Episode 3] - Terraform Industries: 

Steve and Casey discuss: 

0:00 Introduction 
00:31 Casey's early life and background, from Australia to Caltech 
07:55 The academic path and transition to tech entrepreneurship 10:40 Terraform Industries 
15:21 Solar costs, efficiency, and global Impact 
24:25 A world powered by Terraform methane 
31:27 The entrepreneurial journey: challenges and insights 
35:01 Investor dynamics and strategic decisions for Terraform 
41:28 The hard Reality of manufacturing and innovation 
44:11 Navigating intellectual property and strategic partnerships 
45:49 The moral and technical challenges of carbon neutrality 
55:48 Looking ahead: Terraform's next milestones and the solar revolution

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