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Distributed Ledger Technology: Urban Legend or Game-Changing Reality?

One thing is certain: distributed ledger technology itself is very real. The technology exists. But what about its impact? Is the usage of distributed ledger technology (DLT) the golden goose proponents claim it to be?…

Michigan Leans Into the Future of Mobility: Project Underway to Build First in the U.S. Wireless In-Road Charging System in Detroit for EVs

Some might believe that the automotive industry’s future lies in automated, self-driving vehicles that allow passengers to relax and enjoy the ride to their destination. However, due to a plethora of environmental concerns, the future…

The Frontier Hub Launches Interview Series With 1st Interview: DC Palter, Angel Investor and Lead Mentor at Chemical Angel Network

The Frontier community is extensive and offers insights from thought leaders and innovators across all industry sectors. With the launch of our new, The Frontier Hub Interview Series, I talk with the experts and disruptors…

Water & Climate: Wicked Problem Meets Threat Multiplier

Water insecurity due to climate change has the potential to uproot nearly every aspect of modern society: food production, urban and rural settlements, energy production, industrial development, economic growth, and natural ecosystems. Water and climate…

5G and Industrial Innovation: Endless Potential Ahead

Digitalization today is rapidly reshaping the way business is done, with the integration of digital technology into all aspects of daily processes. Organizations across nearly all industries are enjoying the benefits of digital transformation, which…

Indra Nooyi Is Right About CSR — What It Means for Corporate Water Strategy

During my early days in sustainability consulting, the value proposition for sustainability was frequently framed as the “triple bottom line” and the “right thing to do.” My experience was that these value propositions gained very…

The True Costs of Lithium Extraction: A Grim Reality for EV Owners

Political turbulence in Afghanistan means the cost of lithium-ion batteries will skyrocket. The Taliban now controls one of the world’s largest lithium deposits. With the global demand for lithium (and lithium extraction) expected to grow 40 fold by 2040,…

The Differences Between Early-Stage Funding and Late-Stage Funding for Energy Startups

As you’re seeking out funding for your business, you may go through several stages — and each one looks a little different. Early-stage fundraising will be drastically different from your late-stage funding efforts, too. As…

The Colorado River Basin: What’s Wrong and What’s Needed To Make It Right

On Aug. 16, the U.S. federal government declared a Colorado River water shortage for the first time. This unprecedented action was triggered by the precipitous drop in Lake Mead’s water level: It’s at 1,067 feet above sea level,…

Dropping Names — The Corporations Purchasing Renewable Power

Some of the biggest domestic mega-corporations believe the Biden administration will decarbonize the nation’s power rapidly. And it’s not only Americans who think this way. Companies around the globe are buying more renewable power than…