Podcast: How to Turn Gum into Shoes, Reducing CO2 in Construction by 40 percent, High-Speed Flying Boats

In this episode, we talk about a company that is upcycling chewed and unwanted gum to create polymer based products, a software solution to reduce embodied carbon in construction projects, and a Boston based startup that is planning to change the way consumers think about coastal transportation.

15 Jun, 2021

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Concept art for the REGENT craft (source: REGENT)

Concept art for the REGENT craft (source: REGENT)

In this episode, we talk about a company that is upcycling chewed and unwanted gum to create polymer based products, a software solution to reduce embodied carbon in construction projects, and a Boston based startup that is planning to change the way consumers think about coastal transportation.  As always, you can find these and other interesting & impactful engineering articles on Wevolver.com.

 

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(1:25) - From Unwanted Gum To Sought After Shoes

Gumdrop collects used gum from bins placed strategically around cities along with unwanted gum from manufacturers like wrigley and upcycles them to make desirable products like the iconic Adidas Stan Smith shoes. 

(8:40) - PANDA Will Reduce Embodied Carbon By 40% For Construction

PANDA is a software solution developed by Price & Myers to address the ever rigorous legislation being passed which urges corporations to be more environmentally conscious. The software’s Monte Carlo algorithm will determine the least carbon intensive and affordable configurations based on a builders input promising embodied carbon savings of up to 40%.

(16:30) - Is it a boat? Is it a plane? It’s a ground effect vehicle!

REGENT is making waves in the transportation industry by introducing a ground effect vehicle fully powered by electric propulsion that can transport people 6x faster than ferries within a 180 mile range at a maximum speed of 180 miles per hour while offering the same level of safety as an aircraft. 

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15 Jun, 2021

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