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#99 Capturing Methane to Power Data Centers in Remote Areas w/ Andreas Lehner (PowerBlocks)

May 12, 2023 Silas MΓ€hner - Renewables, ClimateTech, & ESG Headhunter Season 1 Episode 99
#99 Capturing Methane to Power Data Centers in Remote Areas w/ Andreas Lehner (PowerBlocks)
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#99 Capturing Methane to Power Data Centers in Remote Areas w/ Andreas Lehner (PowerBlocks)
May 12, 2023 Season 1 Episode 99
Silas MΓ€hner - Renewables, ClimateTech, & ESG Headhunter

In this episode Silas Mahner (@silasmahner) speaks with Andreas Lehner (@lehner_a) about what he's doing with his new company PowerBlocks to capture methane that is just being flared, using that energy to power data centers or bitcoin mining, how he got interested in Climate, how to build an MVP with a hardware business, a short discussion around AI and the energy grid, and how he stays focused on one thing at a time.

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Topics:
**1:19 What he's doing today and his backstory.
**19:47 Bitcoin & Climate Compatibility.
**25:50 How to win a pilot project?
**31:27 How they finance the projects.
**34:28 Should AI be allowed to touch the energy grid?
**43:44 What is their funding mostly used for?

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Links:
andreas@powerblocks.co
Connect with Andreas: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lehnerandreas/
PowerBlocks Website: https://powerblocks.co/
Check out our Sponsor, NextWave Partners: https://www.next-wavepartners.com/
Follow CleanTechies on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clean-techies/
HMU on Twitter: @silasmahner

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#74 Utilizing Carbon in Everyday Products w/ Aaron Fitzgerald of Mars Materials
#83 From 30% to 90% Li Recovery, Founding a ClimateTech Co, & Talent Moat w/ Teague Egan (EnergyX)
#2 Reimagining Carbon as a Useful Product w/ Apoorv Sinha (Carbon Upcycling Technologies)

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Show Notes

In this episode Silas Mahner (@silasmahner) speaks with Andreas Lehner (@lehner_a) about what he's doing with his new company PowerBlocks to capture methane that is just being flared, using that energy to power data centers or bitcoin mining, how he got interested in Climate, how to build an MVP with a hardware business, a short discussion around AI and the energy grid, and how he stays focused on one thing at a time.

Enjoy the Episode! 🌎

πŸ“Ί πŸ‘€ Prefer to watch: subscribe on YouTube.

πŸ“« Interested in written summaries and takeaways from the episode? Subscribe to the newsletter.

Want to be part of the community and engage further? Check out the Slack Channel. https://tinyurl.com/mwkn8zk5

-----
Topics:
**1:19 What he's doing today and his backstory.
**19:47 Bitcoin & Climate Compatibility.
**25:50 How to win a pilot project?
**31:27 How they finance the projects.
**34:28 Should AI be allowed to touch the energy grid?
**43:44 What is their funding mostly used for?

-----
Links:
andreas@powerblocks.co
Connect with Andreas: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lehnerandreas/
PowerBlocks Website: https://powerblocks.co/
Check out our Sponsor, NextWave Partners: https://www.next-wavepartners.com/
Follow CleanTechies on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/clean-techies/
HMU on Twitter: @silasmahner

-----
Other episodes you might enjoy:
#74 Utilizing Carbon in Everyday Products w/ Aaron Fitzgerald of Mars Materials
#83 From 30% to 90% Li Recovery, Founding a ClimateTech Co, & Talent Moat w/ Teague Egan (EnergyX)
#2 Reimagining Carbon as a Useful Product w/ Apoorv Sinha (Carbon Upcycling Technologies)

Support the Show.