Speeding the Energy Transition
Oct. 4, 2022

John O’Donnell, CEO of Rondo Energy | Decarbonizing Industrial Heat Ep.105

John O’Donnell, CEO of Rondo Energy | Decarbonizing Industrial Heat Ep.105

According to the International Energy Agency, three quarters of the energy used by industry is not in the form of electricity. It's in the form of heat. 

And that industrial heat accounts for about a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

But what if we could turn low-cost, intermittent wind and solar energy into continuous heat and successfully decarbonize industrial heat?

John O’Donnell serves as CEO of Rondo Energy, a company delivering the world’s lowest cost zero-carbon industrial heat.

He has made a career of bringing new technologies out of the laboratory and deploying them at scale in the computer, semiconductor and solar industries.

On this episode of Clean Power Hour, John joins Tim to explain how the Rondo Heat Battery captures intermittent solar and wind electricity and converts it into heat 

John describes how factories benefit from replacing existing boilers or furnaces with Rondo batteries and how the technology works with or without a grid connection.

Listen in to understand how the Rondo Heat Battery applies across multiple industries and learn how John’s solution can knock out 15% of the world’s total CO2 in 15 years!

Key Takeaways

John’s mission to provide the economical decarbonization of industrial heat

How Rondo’s batteries capture intermittent electricity and convert that electricity into heat

The one-megawatt hour per square meter physical footprint of Rondo Heat Batteries

What VC firms and grant funding contributed to Rondo’s first raise

How factories benefit from replacing existing boilers or furnaces with Rondo batteries

What makes Rondo a better method for decarbonizing industry than other existing options

How Rondo’s solution can knock out 15% of the world’s total CO2 in 15 years

How John thinks about deploying his solution where renewable energy is less accessible

How Rondo batteries work with or without a grid connection  

The 4 major market segments Rondo is targeting with its steam-generated heat battery

Why John’s sales team gets such a positive response from industry

The areas of greatest opportunity for Rondo in the US and around the world

 Connect with John

Rondo Energy 

Email john@rondo.com 

Connect with Tim  

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Tim on Twitter

Tim on LinkedIn 

Email tgmontague@gmail.com 

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Resources

IEA

Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Energy Impact Partners 

Rondo’s Zero-Emissions Cement Plant Project

Catalyst with Shayle Kahn

Greentech Media

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