Rethinking Resources

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Climate change is a major challenge facing us today. We need to switch to sustainable solutions to maintain our standard of living in areas such as energy, mobility and plastic usage. This podcast explores the current challenges in the fields of energy and chemicals and the potential technologies and innovations that can help find solutions for the future. Join us on a journey to understand how this industry is transforming and how it can provide answers to the biggest questions of our time. read less
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Season 3

Heat from within – how geothermal energy works
Feb 13 2024
Heat from within – how geothermal energy works
In this new season we will be talking about an entirely hot new topic: geothermal energy. To find out all about how it works, why it isn't being used widely today, and whether it will be widely used tomorrow our host and journalist, Steve Chaid, is joined by Edith Haslinger. She is a senior scientist for sustainable thermal Energy systems at AIT, the Austrian Institute of Technology.  More about OMV: https://www.omv.com/en/about-usOMV’s Sustainability Target & Commitments: https://www.omv.com/en/sustainability/our-approach/targets-commitmentsGeothermal energy at OMV: Geothermal energy | Environmentally Friendly Energy | OMV.comOMV Blog on geothermal energy: https://www.omv.com/en/blog/geothermal-energy-energy-from-the-subsurface   AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology): Startseite - AIT Austrian Institute Of TechnologyGeothermal energy research project: Geothermal heating and cooling networks for industry, commerce and residential buildings The NEFI research project CASCADE is developing concepts for the geothermal heat supply of two municipalities and two industrial companies with gradual heat utilization - AIT Austrian Institute Of Technology Follow OMV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/omvFollow OMV Blog: http://blog.omv.comFollow OMV on Instagram: http://instagram.com/omvFollow OMV on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omvFollow OMV on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/omvFollow OMV on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/omv

Season 2

A future beyond fossil fuel
Jun 13 2023
A future beyond fossil fuel
In the first episode of OMV’s second podcast series “Rethinking Resources”, the host and journalist Steve Chaid is joined by Dr. Andreas Wagner (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wagner-andreas/), an energy transition expert at Systemiq. Systemiq was founded following the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 with the aim of achieving sustainable development goals.OMV invited Dr. Wagner to give you, the listener, his insights on a future beyond fossil fuel. What are the largest sources of temperature raising emissions? How can we tackle them? What can we do to start solving our CO2 emissions problem? Those and other questions will be addressed in the first episode of this new season on “Rethinking Resources”. More about Systemiq: https://www.systemiq.earthMore about OMV: https://www.omv.com/en/about-usOMV’s Sustainability Target & Commitments: https://www.omv.com/en/sustainability/our-approach/targets-commitmentsOMV on Climate Change: https://www.omv.com/en/sustainability/focus-areas/climate-changeIPCC Mitigation of Climate Change Report 2022: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg3/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGIII_SummaryForPolicymakers.pdfEnergy Transition Comission: Keeping 1.5°C Alive: Actions for the 2020s https://www.energy-transitions.org/publications/keeping-1-5-aliveIEA Net Zero by 2050: https://www.iea.org/reports/net-zero-by-2050Factcheck: Is solar power a ‘threat’ to UK farmland?: https://www.carbonbrief.org/factcheck-is-solar-power-a-threat-to-uk-farmland/Statista: Carbon intensity of the electricity sector in China from 2000 to 2021: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1300419/power-generation-emission-intensity-chinaAnalysis: What do China’s gigantic wind and solar bases mean for its climate goals?: https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-what-do-chinas-gigantic-wind-and-solar-bases-mean-for-its-climate-goals/Are electric vehicles definitely better for the climate than gas-powered cars?: https://climate.mit.edu/ask-mit/are-electric-vehicles-definitely-better-climate-gas-powered-carsEnergy Transition Degree of Urgency Report; Nov. 2022: https://www.energy-transitions.org/publications/degree-of-urgency/EDGAR - Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research: CO2 emissions of all world countries; Nov. 2022: https://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/report_2022Systemiq: The Breakthrough Effect: how tipping points can accelerate net zero: https://www.systemiq.earth/breakthrough-effect/Follow OMV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/omvFollow OMV Blog: http://blog.omv.comFollow OMV on Instagram: http://instagram.com/omvFollow OMV on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omvFollow OMV on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/omvFollow OMV on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/omv
Can we bury carbon?
Jun 27 2023
Can we bury carbon?
Is CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) a groundbreaking technology that will pave the way to net zero or a total scam? Can CO2 even be stored underground safely and permanently? Why would we need that?In this episode of OMV’s podcast series “Rethinking Resources”, the host and journalist Steve Chaid is joined by Olivier Point (Olivier Point | LinkedIn), a geoscientist and Senior Project Manager for CCS at OMV (Norge) AS. Olivier will explain how CCS works and why he thinks that this technology is an important bridging technology that can help us reduce emissions while we transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future. More about OMV: https://www.omv.com/en/about-usOMV’s Sustainability Target & Commitments: https://www.omv.com/en/sustainability/our-approach/targets-commitmentsOMV on Climate Change: https://www.omv.com/en/sustainability/focus-areas/climate-changeIPCC Mitigation of Climate Change Report 2022: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg3/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGIII_SummaryForPolicymakers.pdfIEA Net Zero by 2050: https://www.iea.org/reports/net-zero-by-2050IEA CCU in the clean energy transition: https://www.iea.org/reports/ccus-in-clean-energy-transitionsWhat are amines?: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amine Follow OMV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/omvFollow OMV Blog: http://blog.omv.comFollow OMV on Instagram: http://instagram.com/omvFollow OMV on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omvFollow OMV on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/omvFollow OMV on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/omv
Can plastics ensure a more sustainable future?
Jul 11 2023
Can plastics ensure a more sustainable future?
The switch from fossil fuels to renewables is being made possible by plastics. If this sounds counterintuitive to you, listen to this episode of OMV’s podcast series “Rethinking Resources”. This time, the host and journalist Steve Chaid is joined by Bart Verheule, global marketing director for energy at Borealis, a plastic and chemicals company that is one of the world's leading providers of polyolefin solutions. They are discussing the role of innovative cables in the energy transition. More about OMV: https://www.omv.com/en/about-usMore about Borealis: Polyolefins | Base Chemicals | Fertilizers - Borealis (borealisgroup.com)OMV’s Sustainability Target & Commitments: https://www.omv.com/en/sustainability/our-approach/targets-commitmentsOMV Strategy 2030: High-quality plastics for the energy transition: https://youtu.be/Z1Q9abUKSqUAbout the Ostend Declaration: European countries pledge huge expansion of North Sea wind farms | Wind power | The GuardianNuclear power: Nuclear power | Definition, Issues, & Facts | BritannicaBorealis Borlink technology: https://www.borealisgroup.com/innovation/technologies/borlink-technologyTenneT 2GW program: https://www.tennet.eu/about-tennet/innovations/2gw-programElectric current: AC and DC: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_current#AC_and_DCGerman corridors project:https://www.borealisgroup.com/polyolefins/energy/cables/power-projects/german-corridors-projectBorealis Bornewables:https://www.borealisgroup.com/circular-economy/bornewablesMechanical recycling: https://www.omv.com/en/innovations/circular-solutions/recycling-technologiesAbout Quentys:https://www.borealisempoweringsolar.com/en/ Follow OMV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/omvFollow OMV Blog: http://blog.omv.comFollow OMV on Instagram: http://instagram.com/omvFollow OMV on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omvFollow OMV on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/omvFollow OMV on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/omv
Sustainability Scores Uncovered?
Aug 22 2023
Sustainability Scores Uncovered?
ESG ratings are becoming ever more important when it comes to measuring the sustainability efforts of companies. But which factors do these ratings look at? How can companies like OMV, that might not be perceived as a sustainable company, get top ratings?Our host and journalist Steve Chaid is joined by Laura Engshuber-Wohnhaas, senior expert for ESG management at OMV, to discuss the role of ESG ratings and how they ensure the sustainability and ethical impact of companies.  More about OMV: https://www.omv.com/en/about-usOMV’s Sustainability Target & Commitments: https://www.omv.com/en/sustainability/our-approach/targets-commitmentsWhat is ESG: Environmental, social, and corporate governance - WikipediaSustainable investment: Sustainable investments account for more than a third of global assets | ReutersSustainable Aviation Fuels: Sustainable Aviation Fuel | Climate-friendly future | OMV.comGreen Claims Initiative: EMAS and the Green Claims initiative (europa.eu)Paris Agreement: The Paris Agreement | UNFCCCEU taxonomy: EU taxonomy for sustainable activities (europa.eu)Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: Corporate sustainability due diligence (europa.eu)Supply Chain Act: Supply Chain Act - WikipediaPrinciples for Responsible Investing: What Are the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI)? - ESG | The Report (esgthereport.com)  Follow OMV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/omvFollow OMV Blog: http://blog.omv.comFollow OMV on Instagram: http://instagram.com/omvFollow OMV on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omvFollow OMV on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/omvFollow OMV on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/omv

Season 1

Design for recyclability
Sep 26 2022
Design for recyclability
In this episode of OMV’s podcast series “Rethinking Resources”, the host and journalist Steve Chaid is joined by Hery Henry (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hery-christian-henry/), a leading expert on design for recyclability. Hery is Group Head of Brand and Sustainability at Wipak, a company that develops and manufactures highly innovative, premium quality, flexible packaging solutions. Smarter designs for the products we consume is leading to massive progress in circularity because things that are made right to begin with can be used, recycled and reused over and over again. Specific to this episode, this means when designers are thinking about how to make attractive packaging, they also need to be thinking about how it will be disposed of after it has been used. Discover in this episode, which kind of material is most promising as sustainable packaging alternative for the future and how we as consumers can steer the industry in the right direction.More about “Wipak UK’s Advanced Paper Butter Wrap”: https://www.wipak.com/latest/press-releases/wipak-uks-advanced-paper-butter-wrap-set-to-disrupt-marketMore about OMV: https://www.omv.com/en/about-usOMV Blog: https://www.omv.com/en/blog/10-codes-of-conduct-for-recycability-of-plastic-packagingCircular solutions at OMV: https://www.omv.com/en/innovations/circular-solutionsFollow OMV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/omvFollow OMV Blog: http://blog.omv.comFollow OMV on Instagram: http://instagram.com/omvFollow OMV on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omvFollow OMV on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/omvFollow OMV on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/omv
From linear to circular business model – with OMV CEO Alfred Stern
Nov 14 2022
From linear to circular business model – with OMV CEO Alfred Stern
In this episode of OMV’s podcast series “Rethinking Resources”, the hosts and journalists Julie McCarthy and Steve Chaid are joined by OMV CEO Alfred Stern (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alfred-stern/), he is a firm believer in the Circular Economy and, as the head of OMV, he has unveiled a new strategy for the company and put it on a bold new course to turn away from fossil fuels and make OMV a leader in circular solutions. Alfred Stern addresses questions if OMV’s push to net-zero targets until 2050 are too little too late and if single used plastics are contradicting OMV’s circular approach. Additionally, he reflects on OMV’s strategic outlook and the way OMV will look like in the future. More about “OMV Strategy 2030”: https://www.omv.com/en/about-us/company/strategyMore about OMV’s patented chemical recycling solution “ReOil”: https://www.omv.com/en/innovations/circular-solutions/recycling-technologiesVideo Series “Oil is more than fuel”: https://www.omv.com/en/blog/the-plastic-that-shapes-our-daily-livesOMV Blog “CEO Alfred Stern on the OMV Strategy 2030”: https://www.omv.com/en/blog/ceo-alfred-stern-on-the-omv-strategy-2030More about OMV: https://www.omv.com/en/about-usOMV Blog: https://www.omv.com/en/blog/the-right-recycling-method-for-all-plasticsFollow OMV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/omv Follow OMV Blog: http://blog.omv.comFollow OMV on Instagram: http://instagram.com/omvFollow OMV on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omvFollow OMV on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/omvFollow OMV on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/omv