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The energy transition is here. What role will energy companies, businesses and governments play in reaching Net Zero? Reuters Plus, in partnership with Aramco, present Powered by How Podcast, an eight-part podcast series, exploring the role innovation and technology can play in the energy sector towards a more sustainable future. Hosted by award-winning journalist and news presenter Nisha Pillai, this series seeks to drill deeper into the world of energy to find what innovations are to come - from big picture thinking to synthetic fuels, hydrogen power and non-metallic.

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The energy transition is here. What role will energy companies, businesses and governments play in reaching Net Zero? 

Episode 1 - Fueling the Energy Transition and Advancing Technologies for a Lower Carbon Future

In this first episode of Powered by How we will set the scene for the eight-part series and discuss the key challenges and opportunities for innovation and technology in the energy transition.   Join the discussion with: Ahmad Al-Khowaiter, Chief Technology Officer, Aramco Charlotte Wolff-Bye, Chief Sustainability Officer, Petronas Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, S&P Global and Founder, CERAWeek Professor Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School and Founding Director, Center for Global Energy Policy

Episode 2 - Moving the World Forward - The Future of Transport

How can we power the transport of the future? From fleet vehicles, aviation, and shipping, to personal EVs and the engineering excellence of F1 – this episode will examine the cutting edge mobility technologies that will keep the world moving into the future.  Join the discussion with: Amer A. Amer, Chief Transport Technologist, Aramco Pat Symonds, Chief Technical Officer, Formula One Professor Dan Sperling, Founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California Davis John Cooper, Director General, FuelsEurope and Concawe

Episode 3 - The Challenges and Opportunities of Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) refers to a suite of technologies that will play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions. CCUS technology captures CO2 directly at source or from the air and then either turns it into useful products, via hydrogen energy or locks it away for future use. Many and varied CCUS technologies are available, we ask how these can be deployed to create a sustainable energy system. Join the discussion with: Dr. Tidjani Niass, Senior Sustainability Strategist, Aramco Dr. Pratima Rangarajan, Chief Executive Officer, OGCI Climate Investments Jarad Daniels, Chief Executive Officer, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute Dr. Sarah Saltzer, Managing Director, Stanford Center for Carbon Storage and the Stanford Carbon Removal Initiative

Episode 4 - Big Data, AI and the Energy Solutions of Tomorrow

This episode focuses on the role of big data, AI, and predictive analytics in the energy solutions of tomorrow. Harnessed correctly, big data and AI offer huge opportunities to drive efficiency and enhance performance. This technology has the potential to unlock millions of bytes of data generated every minute which can create safer, more sustainable practices.  Join the discussion with: Nabil Al-Nuaim, Vice President of Digital Technology, Aramco Ronald van Loon, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Intelligent World Torbjørn Folgerø, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Equinor

Episode 5 - Towards a New Hydrogen Economy

Long dismissed as too expensive an option, hydrogen is making a resurgence in addressing global energy needs. Hydrogen is currently one of the hottest technology topics, and many believe it is essential if the world is to achieve global Net Zero ambitions.    Join the discussion with: Bashir Dabbousi, Director of Technology Strategy & Planning, Aramco Tim Gould, Chief Energy Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA) Elizabeth Press, Director of Planning and Programme Support, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Daryl Wilson, Executive Director, Hydrogen Council

Episode 6 - The Role of Nonmetallics in a More Sustainable Future

Every year metallic corrosion requires $2.5 trillion US dollars to combat in global industries. Nonmetallics have the potential to offer growth opportunities across the oil & gas, building and construction, automotive, packaging and renewables sectors. Join the discussion with: Ahmed Al-Sa’adi, Senior Vice President of Technical Services, Aramco Dr. Enrique Garcia, Chief Technology Officer, National Composites Centre, UK Claudio Santoni, Engineering Director, Aston Martin Performance Technology Ilham Kadri, Chief Executive Officer, Solvay

Episode 7 - Accelerating the Energy Transition Through Innovation

Innovative thinking is key to the energy transition. It will require systemic change to many organizations, across all sectors and components of the energy production, delivery and use systems. We ask what practical steps need to be taken to move from theory to implementation.  Join the discussion with: Mohammed Abusharifah, Head of LAB7 Innovation and Product Development Center, Aramco Joseph Michelli, Organizational Consultant and Business Psychologist Pooja Goyal, Partner and Chief Investment Officer for Global Infrastructure, Carlyle

Episode 8 - How Technology Can Shape Our Energy Future

In this final episode of the Powered by How podcast series, we’ll sum up the key learnings from the series and open the discussion to what lies ahead in 2023 and beyond.  Join the discussion with: Ahmad Al-Khowaiter, Chief Technology Officer, Aramco Lorenzo Simonelli, Chief Executive Officer, Baker Hughes Dr Jennifer Wilcox, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, US Government Dr John Markus Lervik, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Cognite