By CEM Engineering
Energy RadioMay 10, 2023
Energy Radio Season 2 Episode 6 - Three0six Industrial
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Scott Longmuir, A.Sc.T. the Chief Executive Officer at Three0Six Industrial. From construction to design & build, Threeosix has the capabilities and size to offer an incredible variety of services for nearly every industry.
Energy Roundtable 35 - Reviving past icons with Holograms
Our Director of Engineering Bill Davidson chats with Manager of Electrical Engineering Steve Quinlan, P. Eng., FEC about current events in the energy industry and our faceoff topic is "Reviving Past icons with Holograms".
Season 2 Episode 5 - Phoenix Solar Thermal
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Ed Korevaar, the Business Development Manager at Phoenix Solar Thermal. Phoenix Solar Thermal focuses on the development, financing, engineering, and construction of solar thermal projects for industrial and institutional thermal energy users. They are the official North American partner and manufacturer of the Absolicon T160 Solar collector in Canada.
Season 2 Episode 4 - Prairie Eco-Integrated Solutions Inc
In this episode Stephen Hume, the Chief Executive Officer at Prairie Eco-Integrated Solutions. Prairie Eco-Integrated Solutions delivers technologies and integrated solutions that connects and empowers communities and businesses with environmental consideration and actions. They deliver eco-friendly technologies and solutions building out FibreOptic, Power Generation, Safety and Monitoring technology, Food technology and Safe Water technologies that are sustainable for the environment, with minimal to no carbon footprint with a complete fail-safe architected solution.
Energy Roundtable 34 - Legislation for Chat Bots
Our Director of Engineering Bill Davidson chats with Electrical Designer Nathaniel Dakin about current events in the energy industry and our faceoff topic is "Placing regulations on Chat Bots".
Season 2 Episode 3 - GreeneTec LLC
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Paul Greene of GreeneTec LLC. Paul has over 30 years experience in the Biogas/RNG space. GreeneTec works with project developers that are looking to get projects across the finish line.
Season 2 Episode 2 - Project Development
In this episode Matt talks to CEM founder Martin Lensink about Project Development, the focus of this season of Energy Radio. Martin shares some tips and tricks on how he serves clients through the project development phase.
Season 2 Episode 1 - Farewell Lisa Katz
The end of an era and the beginning of a new one. In Season 2 Episode 1 of Energy Radio we say good bye to our co-host, coworker and friend Lisa Katz who is moving on with her career as Vice President of Business Development at Convergent Energy and Power. Lisa has been a big part of CEM's success the past 6 years and we will miss her. Good luck at Convergent Lisa :)
Episode 86 - Northern Biogas
In this episode Lisa talks to Brad Huxter from Northern Biogas. Northern Biogas partners with developers to maximize the profitability of their RNG projects by providing professional design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and field services. Backed by decades of experience, and with the resources to take on everything from the digester (or landfill) to the interconnect, Northern is the partner you need to ensure maximum gas production, uptime, revenue and profits.
Episode 85 - Power to the People
In this episode Lisa talks to Frank Carnevale, the CEO of alkaline Fuel Cell Power corp. A diversified investment platform developing affordable, renewable and reliable energy assets in clean technology. They have a future forward vision to commercializing their advanced hydrogen fuel cell technologies. PWWR to the People.
Episode 84 - A Year in Review
A podcast summary of some of our exciting episodes from 2022. As we approach the holiday season and a new year, we'd like to thank all our listeners and guests who have made Energy Radio such a success. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Episode 83 - Building A More Functional World Through Biogas/ RNG
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to John Aydin about CEM Engineering's business development strategy, initiatives and how they are Building A More Functional World through Biogas/ RNG projects.
Episode 82 - A Clean Energy Future
Matt talks to Travis Lusney, the director at Power Advisory. Power Advisory produces electricity market price forecasts for multiple markets across North America. They also offer a subscription service for the Alberta and Ontario markets, which includes price forecasts, bi-monthly market update reports and conference calls.
Episode 81 - Zooshare Biogas Co-operative
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to Rob Grand, the General Manager at ZooShare Biogas Co-operative. The ZooShare biogas plant is turning poo from the Toronto Zoo and inedible food waste into renewable power for the Ontario grid. The renewable energy co-operative is made up of 800+ members who have invested over $7 million into the biogas project. This process results in an annual reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 20,000 tonnes of CO2, and allows us to return valuable nutrients to the soil in the form of a high-quality fertilizer.
Episode 80 - Clean Fuel Regulations
In this episode Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz talk to Sarah Stadnyk, Manager of Business Development & Communications at the Canadian Biogas Association and Vincent Morales, Regulatory affairs at the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas about the Canadian Clean Fuel Regulations. The Clean Fuel Regulations program is transforming the transportation sector and our guests are here to break it down for you.
Episode 79 - Hydrogen...What's the big deal?
In this episode Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz talk to Samuel McDermott Technical Manager - Hydrogen and Cliff Crawford, Hydrogen Specialist at Enbridge Gas Distribution about hydrogen's current place in the energy market and where they believe it is headed, a special announcement regarding North America's first 100% hydrogen capable CHP system and they give some insight on the different ways they are exploring the use of hydrogen in the Enbridge business model.
Episode 78 - Small Modular Reactors: The Swiss Army Knife of Power
In this episode Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz talk to John Gorman President and CEO at Canadian Nuclear Association and Doug Opseth Director, Generation Asset Management and Resource Planning at SaskPower about their SMR (Small Modular Reactor) project. SMRs are small reactors that are aimed at new markets to tackle global needs for safe, clean, economic energy. In Canada, this could mean new clean energy options for replacing coal, greening mining and improving energy security for remote communities.
Energy Roundtable 33 - Geoengineering
Lisa Katz and Bill Davidson chat about current events in the energy industry and our faceoff topic is "Geoengineering".
Energy Roundtable 32 - Online Shopping
Lisa Katz and Bill Davidson chat about current events in the energy industry and our faceoff topic is "Online Shopping".
Episode 77 - University of Waterloo: Women in Engineering
In this episode Lisa Katz and Alice Van Ngo talk to Mary Robinson Associate Dean Outreach, Equity & Diversity and Andrew J B Milne, PhD, Graduate Attributes Lecturer, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering about Women in Engineering (WiE) at the University of Waterloo about how UW WiE addresses the challenge of achieving gender diversity in the field of engineering, how UW's lessons learned & events mesh with CEM's 30 x 30 Initiatives for collaborative efforts.
Women in Engineering (WiE) at the University of Waterloo supports women-identifying engineering students and alumni, while encouraging the next generation of women to pursue a future career in engineering.
Episode 76 - Track, Trace and Trade Energy
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Dr.Jemma Green Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Powerledger. Powerledger is a software and technology company that is working towards making renewable energy work in a more stable way, by having more responsive markets. Powerledger aims to lead the global democratisation of the energy market in a way where people have access to the energy they need, can participate directly in energy markets and improve their lives and the lives of others.
Episode 75 - A Partnership Set Sail!
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to Robbie Laney, PE, PMP, the Chief Commercial Officer at Magnolia River. Magnolia River has four professional service Business Units that provide a host of solutions— from engineering, inspection, GIS, and GeoCurrent. Magnolia River has partnered with CEM engineering to support one of the largest natural gas distribution utilities in the southeast USA in the implementation of a comprehensive turn-key Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Facility. This project, when fully constructed and operational, is expected produce over 105,000 MMBtu of renewable, clean, pipeline quality natural gas for thousands of customers in the utility’s service area.
Learn more about this project by clicking here: Renewable Natural Gas Partnership
Episode 74 - There is no I in Steam!
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to Bengt Malmstrom, P.Eng., a Senior Mechanical Engineer at CEM engineering and a steam turbine expert. Bengt talks about his start in Sweden, his adventures in the USA and how he ended up in Canada and with CEM Engineering. He also dives deep into the workings of steam turbines.
Energy Radio Rewind Episode 2 - Hydrogen
Hydrogen is the topic of the day. We will highlight a handful of our podcasts that tackle the hydrogen boom we are currently seeing within the energy space from various perspectives. If you enjoy these segments please feel free to check out the full episode on our website at CEMeng.ca/podcast.
Energy Roundtable 31 - No More Student Loans!
Matt Lensink and Bill Davidson chat about current events in the energy industry and our faceoff topic is "Student Debt".
Energy Roundtable 30 - Jurassic Earth?
Matt Lensink and Bill Davidson chat about current events in the energy industry and our faceoff topic is "Reviving Extinct Species".
Episode 73 - Sona Energy Solutions
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to Daniel Cohen, the principal at Sona Energy Solutions. Sona Energy Solutions works directly with manufacturers, engineers, distribution channels, utility and labor partners to provide custom commercial energy saving solutions.
Episode 72 - Energy Ogre
In this episode Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz talk to Jesson Bradshaw of Energy ogre. Energy Ogre was created to help Texans fully unlock the benefits of the competitive electricity market. Their experts have been involved with the Texas electricity market since well before it deregulated. They’ve built power plants, scheduled fuel and electricity, and even owned and managed electricity providers in the recent past. Their experience led them to build a better way for consumers to purchase electricity.
Energy Radio Unhostile Takeover - Blockchain and Crypto Episode 2
In the second episode of Energy Radio Unhostile Takeover Matt talks to the CEO and Founder Mohamed El-Masri of PermianChain Technologies Inc. PermianChain Technologies is a Toronto-based start-up that is focused on bringing efficiencies of the blockchain to natural resources, starting with the oil and gas sector. The PermianChain platform delivers an open, secure and transparent natural resources marketplace powered by blockchain and smart contract. It will increase the efficiency of trading in natural resources, make ownership more transparent and help transform the way natural resources are funded, produced, bought and sold.
Episode 71 - The Rise of the Phoenix
In this episode Lisa talks to co-host Matt Lensink about a new energy venture into "Solar Thermal as a Service". Phoenix Solar Thermal Inc. This unique technology consists of concentrating solar collectors that produce high temperatures, providing heat and steam to replace fossil fuel. Produce steam or hot water and reduce your CO2 emissions. Phoenix Solar Thermal Inc. is the official North American partner of Absolison and an authorized distributor and manufacturer of Absolicon solar collectors.
Energy Roundtable 29
Matt Lensink and Bill Davidson chat about current events in the energy industry and our faceoff topic is Elon Musk buying Twitter.
Energy Radio Unhostile Takeover - Blockchain and Crypto Episode 1
In our very first Energy Radio Unhostile Takeover Matt talks to Paul Angerame, an Energy Infrastructure Executive at Avatu. Avatu advances projects, products, and ideas to support the needs of energy producers, suppliers, and consumers as they face a changing energy landscape. Avatu develops, owns and operates distributed energy resources focusing on storage as a grid stabilizing asset to be grown.
Episode 70 - Brock University
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk with Energy and environment professional Mary Quintana. Mary is the Director, Asset Management & Utilities with engineering background, a Master's Degree in Technology Management (Telecommunications) and a Masters of Environment and Sustainability. Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) by the Association of Energy Engineers and LEED Green Associate certification. They dive deep in discussion about her vast experience in energy efficiency, energy and carbon management, compliance with federal and provincial environmental regulations, green buildings, and all things carbon.
Energy Roundtable 28
Matt Lensink and Bill Davidson chat about current events in the energy industry and our faceoff topic is "Legalized Gambling".
Energy Roundtable 27
Matt Lensink and Bill Davidson chat about current events in the energy industry and our faceoff topic is "Veganism".
Episode 69 - Liberty Utilities
Matt and Lisa talk to Mark Murray, MBA, Director Of Business Development and Morgan MacGregor, EIT, Business Development Professional at Liberty Utilities.
Liberty is a regulated water, wastewater, natural gas, electric and propane/air utility company providing local utility management, service and support to small and mid-sized communities across North America.
Episode 68 - Women+Power
In this episode Lisa Katz and Steve Quinlan talk to Sharleen Gatcha, the Founder and CEO of Women+Power, an organization that promotes Empowering women in Alberta’s power industry. Women+Power is a community developed for women of all levels of experience who work in or with Alberta’s power industry and was established to provide opportunities for members to connect with, support, inspire and recognize women to empower them to achieve their full potential both professionally and personally.
Energy Roundtable 26
Lisa Katz and newcomer Bill Davidson discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "Mainstrem or Lamestream media?".
Energy Roundtable 25
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "Pros vs Cons of Zoos".
Episode 67 - Carbon Clean
Matt and Lisa talk to Glen Bailey, the Director North America Sales at Carbon Clean. Carbon Clean deliver cost-effective technology solutions to industrial carbon emitters to enable the capturing of CO2. As of November 2021, we have removed nearly 1.4 million metric tonnes of carbon from 44 facilities across the globe.
Episode 66 - "If You Bill it They Will Come"
In this episode Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz talk to Bill Davidson the Director of Engineering at CEM Engineering about his career, chemical engineering, linguistics in communication and more...
Energy Roundtable 24
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "Pros vs Cons of Football".
Episode 65 - Buzz Solutions
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to Kaitlyn Albertoli, the CEO and co-founder of Buzz Solutions about how they are "Safeguarding the World's Energy Infrastructure" with an AI powered software platform detecting faults in power line inspections. Kaitlyn shares some insight into how their software works, about how they use drones and helicopters in the inspection process and much more.
Energy Roundtable 23
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is owning "Pets". Matt has very strong feelings regarding pets. Find out what those are haha
Episode 64 - Energizing Society
Matt and Lisa talk to 3 team members from Siemens Energy about the current state of the energy industry and the abundance of changes coming down the "pipe" and some of the new technologies. Our guests share some of the ways they are working with hydrogen.
Karl Armond - Project Manager
Samuel Mussett - Regional Sales Manager
Bill Stefurak - Region Manager New Power Generation Sales
Episode 63 - WIRE (Women in Renewable Energy)
In this episode Lisa talks to Joanna Osawe, the Business Development Manager with ABB and the CEO of WiRE (Women in Renewable Energy). Joanne talks about her wealth of experience in the energy industry, the 30x30 initiative of raising the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30 per cent by the year 2030 and so much more.
Episode 62 - CEM Holiday Special
In our final podcast for this season Lisa Katz talks to some of CEM Engineering's Project Directors about how this past year went and what the future of CEM looks like.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Episode 61 - Let's Grow Solar
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to Tim Montague, Director of Business Development at Fosler Solar, a Babcock & Wilcox company as well as the host of the "Clean Power Hour" podcast. They talk about all things solar and the impact it will have on the grid and the future of human kind.
Episode 60 - Unparalleled Power Systems
Matt and Lisa talk to Megan Roney the Business Development Manager & Sharanjit Singh Business Development & Consultant Account Manager of Toromont. They cover a wide array of topics from a brief history of Toromont, the future of CHP, the use of hydrogen in their engines, solar/ wind and energy storage and so much more.
Energy Roundtable 22
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "Owning Firearms".
Episode 59 - The Boiling Point
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to Kimberly Garcia, the HRSG & Energy Recovery Products Manager at Cleaver Brooks. They cover an array of topics including HRSG (Heat Recovery Steam Generators, Waste Heat Boilers, CHP and Hydrogen.
Energy Roundtable 21
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "Genetically Modified Foods".
Energy Roundtable 20
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "Immortality".
Episode 58 - A Solar Thermal Future
Matt and Lisa talk to Carlo Semeraro the sales manager at Absolicon, a solar thermal collection company that aims to help companies reduce their existing heating cost, prevent CO2 emissions, and ensure energy security, making it a possible cost-effective transition from fossil fuels.
Energy Radio Rewind Episode 1
In our first episode of Energy Radio Rewind we revisit some of our earlier episodes to highlight some of our fantastic guests and their adventures in the energy industry. As part of CEM’s 30 by 30 initiative which was started by Engineers Canada aimed at raising the percentage of women in engineering by 30% by the year 2030, we decide to pull some of our favorite clips from podcasts of 4 incredibly talented women and put them together in our first episode of Energy Radio Rewind.
1- Episode 26 – "Shut it down" – Decommissioning Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, featuring Carla Carmichael the VP of Nuclear Decommissioning Strategy at Ontario Power Generation.
2- Episode 39 – "I Spy Energy" featuring Emily Beck of I Spy Energy.
3- Episode 46 – "Dam Power" - featuring Shawna Pachal is the Senior Managing Director at Manitoba Hydro
4- Episode 57 – "From Hospitality to Construction" Melissa is now a General Contractor's Assistant with Valley Contracting & Renovations.
Energy Roundtable 19
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "Colonizing Mars".
Energy Roundtable 18
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "Free" Healthcare.
Episode 57 - From Hospitality to Construction
In this episode Lisa Katz talks to Melissa Strange. Melissa is now a General Contractor's Assistant with Valley Contracting & Renovations after having to pivot her career from the hospitality industry to the construction industry, due to the current pandemic. She talks about her transition from one industry to the other along with where her career is headed.
CEM has joined the "30 by 30" initiative set forth by Engineers Canada with the goal of raising the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30 per cent by the year 2030.
Energy Roundtable 17
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and with the approaching election our Faceoff topic is "Compulsory voting".
Episode 56 - Power Systems Specialists
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz talk to Mike Norelli from Northeast Energy Systems. Northeast Energy Systems provide reliable, best in class electrical-thermal efficiencies, and low emission CHP and DG solutions from 300 kW through 10 MW. They chat about their 50+ years as company and their extensive experience in reciprocating power applications.
Energy Roundtable 16
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and in honour of Labour Day our Faceoff topic is "Unions".
Energy Roundtable 15
Matt Lensink and Lisa (Barber) Katz discuss the climate policies for the various Canadian political parties, and our Faceoff examines the pros and cons of social media to help promote a campaign.
Episode 55 - A Net Zero City By 2050
In this episode Matt Lensink and Lisa Barber chat with Graham Seaman, the Director of Sustainability & Asset Management at the City of Markham. They talk about the City of Markham’s Municipal Energy Plan of reaching net zero by 2050, the challenges they are facing and what they can do to achieve this milestone.
Energy Roundtable 14
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "children returning to in-class learning".
Episode 54 - Array of Sunshine
Matt Lensink and Lisa (Barber) Katz talk Rob Ernst, Emission control specialist and Daniel Howland, Business Development Manager at Array Industries b.v. Array Industries is your partner in emission control. Whether you need Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) in your CHP, a solution for an odor problem within your production process or an optimization of your residual heat. With years of experience in combined heat and power solutions, no emission challenge is too complicated for Array Industries b.v.
Episode 53 - A Bright IDEA
Matt Lensink and Lisa Katz talk to Rob Thornton, President & CEO of International District Energy Association. They discuss the history, evaluation and future of district energy systems for cities, communities and campuses. With the world working to reduce emissions how will district energy contribute to lowering carbon and inspire a resilient future?
Energy Roundtable 13
Energy Roundtable 12
Episode 52 - A Resilient world
Lisa Barber and Martin Lensink talk to Steven Law, an instructor at the "Resilient World Institute". The resilient world institute an integrated learning and resource centre, founded in response to climate change and shifts impacting the resiliency, sustainability and regeneration of organizations and communities.
Episode 51 - CHP - A Life Saver
Matt Lensink and Steve Quinlan from CEM talk to Michael Lithgow, Manager of Energy and Climate Action and Dave Simmons, Electrical and Mechanical Manager at Sunnybrook Hospital about an 8MW CHP project recently completed at the hospital. The project has improved patient safety, energy flexibility while reducing operating costs.
Q&A with Natalie Kari
Episode 50 - Twenty Years in Energy
CEO of CEM Engineering Matt Lensink sits down with founder and Vice President of CO2 Reduction Martin Lensink, P.Eng. to talk about the 20 years since founding CEM, his passion for serving clients, how he we can get to net zero faster, new technology for carbon capture and so much more.
Energy Roundtable 11
Matt Lensink and Lisa Barber discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "cryptocurrency".
Episode 49 - Accelerating Smart Energy Communities
In this episode Matt & Lisa talk to Eric Muller, the Director of Stakeholder Relations at Quest about their work in helping communities lower GHG emissions and the accelerated pace of change in the energy transition to net zero.
Energy Roundtable 10
Matt Lensink and Lisa Barber discuss current events in the energy industry, and our Faceoff topic is "investing in new energy tech stocks". www.CEMeng.ca
Episode 48 - A Net-Zero Carbon Company by 2040
Matt Lensink and Lisa Barber talk to Robin Manley, the VP of New Nuclear Development at Ontario Power Generation about Small Modular Reactors (SMR), the next generation of non GHG emitting technology, Ontario's climate change plan and OPG's plans for deployment.
Energy Roundtable 9
Matt Lensink and Lisa Barber discuss current events in the energy industry. Marc cheers on the Habs, and our Faceoff topic is Biomass.
Episode 47 - Two Degrees and One Warm Soul
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to Mirza Rayman, P. Eng. the Discipline Head of Mechanical Engineering at CEM Engineering. Mirza talks about his life and growing up in Guyana to his experiences as a Mechanical and Structural Engineer.
Energy Roundtable 8
Join Matt & Lisa from CEM Engineering for this weeks edition of the Energy Roundtable. Featuring news of the day and our Faceoff debate.
Energy Roundtable 7
Join Matt & Lisa from CEM Engineering for this weeks edition of the Energy Roundtable. Featuring news of the day and our Faceoff debate.
Episode 46 - Dam Power
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to Shawna Pachal, the Senior Managing Director at Manitoba Hydro about the role of hydro power in renewables, the impact of hydro power on the environment and the indigenous communities that live in the vicinity of these projects. Shawna also talks about some of the challenges facing women in this sector.
Energy Roundtable 6
Join Matt & Lisa from CEM Engineering for this weeks edition of the Energy Roundtable. News of the day and our Faceoff debate.
Episode 45 - Too Busy To Make Money
In this episode Matt and Lisa talk to George Taylor of Energy & Industrial Solutions LLC about his extensive career relocating recip engines and turbines all over the world, future tech and much more.
Energy Roundtable 5
Join Matt & Lisa from CEM Engineering for this weeks edition of the Energy Roundtable. News of the day and our Faceoff debate.
Episode 44 - Solar Power at Night
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Jon Coleman of Solar Turbines about his exciting career, his experience in the industry and some of Solar Turbines new innovations.
Energy Roundtable 4
Happy Friday Everyone!
Please help us decide who won our "Faceoff" challenge in this episode. Matt Lensink or Lisa Barber go head-to-head and debate the Carbon Tax issue! Comment on LinkedIn
The Energy Roundtable 3
Happy Friday. Our Energy Roundtable segment will now be made available on Friday's.
Some key topics of discussion:
- Air Canada targets net zero emissions in flights and ground operations by 2050
- Budweiser goes green for St. Patrick's Day
- Gates backs Icelandic startup that turns carbon dioxide into stone - JWN Energy Faceoff Topic - Keystone Pipeline Termination
Faceoff Topic - Keystone Pipeline Termination
Episode 43 - 50 Million CHP Operating Hours
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Mark Ahrendt, Key Account Manager RNG North America at AB Energy - Cogeneration World as well as Daniel White Chief Operating Officer at AB Energy - Cogeneration World about how AB are incorporating new technologies to AB's BIOCHANGE system and how their technology can reduce your carbon footprint.
Episode 42 - An electric Career Path
Matt Lensink the Chief Executive Officer at CEM Engineering along with co-host Lisa Barber the Director of Business Development and Marketing, chat with CEM's very own Steve Quinlan, the Manager of Electrical Engineering about his early days at CEM, all the way through 14 years of projects and what the future looks like for CEM.
Episode 041 - Recycle, Reduce, Reuse
In this episode of Energy Radio, Matt Lensink, CEO of CEM Engineering talks to Ajay Kochhar, President and CEO of Li-Cycle, about their mission as the largest lithium-ion battery recycling company in North America. Ajay "breaks down" the entire process from where our batteries end up when we are done with them, to the Li-Cycle method of giving these batteries "new power" to be used once again.
Episode 040 - Gas Turbine Fundamentals
In this episode Matt talks to Briand Hulse of BDHulse Consulting, LLD about all things turbines. From his past experience to technologies used by the US Navy.
Episode 039 - I Spy Energy
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to energy and sustainability guru Emily Beck of I Spy Energy about her work in the clean energy industry, corporate renewable energy and her video series which is designed to empower people to engage in the climate conversation.
CEM Holiday Special
Our very first "Holiday Special" to cap off a fantastically challenging year. Matt and some CEM team members uncork the bittersweet champagne of what was a challenging 2020, and open up about the challenges/ successes of this past year, as well as current and upcoming projects. Looking ahead to 2021, they touch on some future technologies and advancements that will surely continue to alter the Energy industry.
Thank you all for subscribing, listening and sharing the Energy Radio podcast. This year has been packed with fantastic guests sharing all kinds of new and wonderful technologies, experiences, and innovations. We have some exciting guests and topics planned for the New Year and hope you will continue to listen and share the Energy Radio podcast with your networks.
Episode 038 - Hydrogen Energy Without Emissions
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Grant Strem of Proton Technologies Inc. about their mandate of accessing low-cost hydrogen with zero emissions. Their patented technology for ‘Hygenic Earth Energy’, will convert hydrocarbon reservoirs into hydrogen mines and thermal generators, and simply leave the carbon and other pollutants in the ground.
Episode 037 - From Perception to Science
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Trevor Van Eerde, the Global Sustainability Manager at Husky Injection Molding about a systematic approach to energy savings that can work on any facility or industrial process. They also talk about how to identify opportunities to save and eliminate the wasted energy in your own facility.
Episode 036 - Curb Appeal For RNG
Matt talks to Johannes Escudero the CEO & Executive Director of The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) about all things RNG.
The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
Episode 035 - Energy as a Human Right
In this episode Matt talks to Jake Friedman Director of Microgrids at Schneider Electric. They talk about the surge in interest of microgrids, and how they can help solve the problem of grid resiliency during long term outages and more...
Episode 034 - Green Energy For The Mining Industry.
In this episode Matt talks to Adrienne Baker the Director of Energy and Mines about reducing emissions within the mining industry and embracing renewable technologies.
Episode 033 - Energy Management 101
In this episode Matt Lensink chats with Pat Lo about the IESO, Canada's very first local electricity market, the importance of DER's and their value long term in Ontario's electricity system. They also share some innovative ideas on how to improve electricity affordability.
Episode 032 - These are "Radicle" times!
Matt Lensink talks to Alastair Handley of Radicle. Radicle aims to let clients focus on their projects and realize their goals, while helping minimize their environmental impact, by enabling planet-positive solutions.
In this episode they dive deep into topics like Energy Markets, Emission Reductions, Nature Based Solutions, Carbon Credits, Carbon Markets and the Alberta Marketplace.
Episode 031 - Energy Storage For All Seasons
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Dan Jones (CEO) and Frank Grewe (Head of Development/Head of Structure and Strategy) at 2G Energy Inc. about the future of Hydrogen, 2G's current Hydrogen CHP Solutions and more...
Episode 030 - Hydrogen: “A future in energy."
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Rob Harvey, the Director, Energy Infrastructure at Hydrogenics, a Cummins Inc. company. They talk about the design, manufacturing, building and installing of industrial and commerical Hydrogen generation, Hydrogen fuel cells and MW-scale energy storage solutions.
Episode 029 - Your Natural Gas Virtual Pipeline
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Stephan Gallant from Certarus about the "Natural Gas Virtual Pipeline", Compressed Natural Gas, Renewable Natural Gas, and how CNG can reduce your GHG Emissions, lower your carbon footprint, and reduce your energy costs.
Episode 028 - Clean Fuel, Lower Emissions
In this episode Matt Lensink talks to Glen Prisciak of Granite Fuel Engineering to talk about Biogas and it's effect on emission control systems and the necessary abatement steps such as desulfurization, dewatering, and siloxane Removal.
Episode 027 - Connecting Today. Powering Tomorrow.
Matt Lensink sits down with Ben Weir of Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to chat about the expansion of Distributed Energy Resources in Ontario's wholesale electricity markets.
Episode 026 - Shut it Down - Decommissioning Pickering Nuclear Generating Station
Matt Lensink chats with Carla Carmichael, VP Nuclear Decommissioning Strategy at Ontario Power Generation. The Pickering power generation station is on it's way to being shut down, and the land restored to it's original state. Carla talks about the strategy to make this a successful decommissioning, the future of nuclear power and so much more.
Episode 025 - Optimize With Software Technologies!
Matt Lensink chats with Kurt West, the Business Development Director at Utility Cloud about software technology for distributed energy projects, and how these tools can be applied to asset performance and O&M compliance. Learn more about their unique software that integrates all your tools, machines and monitors seamlessly by visiting their website below.
Episode 024 - Energy Management: More Important Than Ever!
In this episode Matt Lensink chats with Emily Thorn Corthay Founder & CEO of Thorn Associates about the benefits of Energy Management, Energy Management trends, innovative projects and why Energy Management is so important for our future.
Episode 023 - Value Stacking With Biogas Energy
In this episode Matt Lensink sits down with Jennifer Green from the Canadian Biogas Association to chat about biogas, anaerobic digestion and renewable natural gas. The CBA is also running a new awareness campaign called BetterGas.ca, an initiative to help inform you on the benefits and uses of biogas.
Episode 022 - Invest In Your Sun
In this episode Matt Lensink sits down Jeremy Goertz of SunGrid Solutions to talk about the SunGrid, renewable energy, energy storage, the cost of solar technologies and more.
Episode 021 - In Business and in Health - Earn Your Shower
In this episode Lisa Barber talks to Bill Hinsley of PSMJ Resources, Inc. which is a go-to source for engineering, architecture and construction firms that are looking for training, advice and a whole host of other services. Bill is here to with Lisa on a few topics including business development, marketing, sales and strategies on client retention.
Episode 020 - City of Toronto "A Mission to Lower Emissions"
In this episode of Energy Radio Matt Lensink, P. Eng., Chief Operating Officer at CEM Engineering sits down with David MacMillan, Program Manager City of Toronto, Environment & Energy Division to talk about the Cities plans on Renewable Thermal Energy Development and its tiered plan on reducing emissions.
David MacMillan is the Program Manager with the City of Toronto’s Environment & Energy Division. Community Energy Planning practitioner well-versed in land-use planning, climate change, and municipal policy making. Masters in Environmental Studies with a specialization in Urban Planning.
Episode 019 - Powered up by COVID-19
In this episode Matt Lensink chats with Tomas Van Stee, Founder and CEO of EnPowered about the impact COVID-19 is having on the energy sector, and the tools and strategies EnPowered is using to monitor changes in energy usage.
EnPowered is an energy management company that helps our customers to control their energy usage and save up to 93% on their energy costs.
We all know that electricity is cheap at night and expensive during the day, but it's actually not that simple. The true cost of power is very cheap almost always, but extremely expensive for short periods of time. At EnPowered, we predict when these price spikes happen in advance, and help our customers to reduce their usage when electricity is expensive to save up to 93% on their energy costs.
Episode 018 - Zinc or swim! "A Long Term Energy Solution"
Matt Lensink sits down to chat with Scott Peever, VP Business Development & James Larsen, CEO of EZ-n Energy Storage (e-zn.com).
e-Zn's unique Zn Reactor Technology turns electricity into physically free zinc material. The metal can be flexibly and inexpensively contained for large scale storage of energy.
Founded in 2012, e-Zn is a Toronto based corporation that has developed a breakthrough electrochemical technology, the Zn Reactor, for storing energy in zinc metal. This economical energy storage solution will make renewable energy such as solar and wind economic, competitive, and reliable.
The company is currently undertaking a project awarded by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to demonstrate storage of solar energy with a Zn Reactor system.
e-Zn has recently won the coveted Shell GameChanger award in an international competition.
Episode 017 - A Diverse Portfolio
In this episode Matt Lensink sits down with David Teichroeb to discuss diversifying your energy portfolio. From gas, to electricity and hydrogen technologies, Matt and Dave talk about a wide range of ways to consume energy and where we should focus our efforts going forward.
David is an advocate for expanding our economy’s access to affordable, resilient, renewable and non-emitting energy. His advocacy is based on real-life experience developing projects involving renewable natural gas, hydrogen, next-generation heating technologies and solar microgrids with storage. To achieve deep reductions in emissions, we need to move beyond the current herd thinking that focuses on “electrify everything”. Failing to embrace a diversified portfolio of renewable and non-emitting energy solutions would reduce energy supply diversity and limit how consumers access energy. Furthermore, it is detrimental to cold-climate economies in countries like Canada. It would erode access to existing cost-effective, seasonal energy storage that exists in our vast pipeline networks. Maintaining and growing this seasonal storage capability will be key to delivering real emission reductions as our intermittent supplies of renewable energy grow.
Episode 016 - Stick your CHP when the sun don't shine
In this episode Matt Lensink and Lisa Barber sit down with Aqeel Zaidi, M.Sc., P.Eng., CEM, CMVP. Aqeel is Supervisor, Commercial/Industrial Technologies, Enbridge Gas Inc., to chat about all things CHP.
Aqeel has over 35 years of professional engineering experience in the energy industry, primarily dealing with energy efficiency, demand side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), gas heat pump (GHP), energy auditing, boilers, steam plants, industrial process equipment, solar energy and GHG emissions including Ontario’s electricity grid emissions.
Prior to joining Enbridge Gas Distribution in 2006, Aqeel held similar positions at Union Gas Limited, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), ADMIC Controls and two consulting engineering firms.
University of Manitoba (1981)
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
(Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow)
University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan (1976)
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
Aqeel is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and a member of Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, Association of Energy Engineers, Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada and Energy Solutions Center based in Washington, D.C.
Aqeel is currently co-chair of the Industrial and Major Account Consortium (IMAC), past-chair of Industrial Energy Efficiency Consortium, Gas Paper Drying Consortium and the Boiler Burner Consortium of the Energy Solution Center, and past-chair of the Energy Committee of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada (Paptac).
He is a current member of the Industry Advisory Committee of the Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science of Ontario Tech University, Oshawa.
He is a past member of the US DOE Steam Steering Committee.
He was guest lecturer at the Gas Technology Institute, Chicago for the Chartered Industrial Gas Consultant (CIGC) program from 1996-2000.
He is inaugural recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award of the Energy Solution Center, Washington, D.C. (2019)
He is recipient of 2012 F.G. Robinson Award for being a leading Committee Chair of Paptac. (2012).
Episode 015 - Electricity, electricity Everywhere!
Matt Lensink, P.Eng.,Chief Operating Officer at CEM Engineering sits down to talk with Richard Laszlo, President of Laszlo Energy Services and Tim Short about their experiences in the energy sector, electric vehicles, where we are headed with CHP and more.
Richard has now been working on energy and climate policies and technology for nearly 20 years with a variety of public, private and non-profit organizations and has facilitated and spoken at dozens of workshops and events across Canada. Richard has been providing customized energy and carbon policy, strategy and communications expertise to corporate, utility and government clients under Laszlo Energy Services since 2010. As a Senior Associate with QUEST, Richard chairs the Ontario CHP Consortium, representing over 130 energy leaders from 70 organizations committed to moving combined heat and power (CHP) policies and projects forward. Richard is the proud author of Pollution Probe’s first Primer on Energy Systems in Canada and contributed to the development of the Ontario’s Renewable Energy Approval under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act.
Tim has worked in the mining, chemical, banking, telecommunications and energy sectors in sales, and market and business development roles for thirty years. At Enbridge, he was involved in a wide variety of assignments: project-lead for the successful change in the rule within national emergency generator Standard (CSA C282) to enable natural gas utility-fed designs, co-founder of the Ontario CHP Consortium, project-lead to pilot bi-fuel generation in Ontario with the Ministries or Energy and Environment, business development lead on the installation of the major gas pipelines that currently feed the Northland 265 MW CHP in Thorold and the Pristine Power 400 MW gas-peaker plant in King City, project-lead on the roll-out of Ontario electricity and gas utilities’ “5 & 25 Rule” which was the first formal procedure to share electricity and gas consumption with municipalities, project manager in Enbridge’s recently commissioned hydrogen Power-to-Gas facility in Markham, active member on the joint Alectra-Enbridge-NRCan-Ryerson hybrid (gas + electric) heating project, and business developer of RNG projects with municipalities and private developers. As Partner with Laszlo Energy Services, Tim continues to broaden his reach into energy-related work including most recently developing projects to roll out EV charger networks in Ontario.
Episode 014 - Resilient energy solutions in a post carbon world
Matt Lensink, P.Eng.,Chief Operating Officer at CEM Engineering sits down to talk with Diego Mandelbaum, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C and Vice President, Development at CREATIVENERGY about energy solutions in a post carbon world.
Matt has over 10 years of project engineering experience in power generation, Combined Heat and Power and biogas. Early in Matt’s career, he was with a leading biogas design-build firm, where he was responsible for the development of 12 biogas-based combined heat and power (CHP) facilities throughout Canada.
Matt is now the Chief Operating Officer with CEM Engineering and is responsible for the development and schematic design of natural gas fired cogeneration projects for industrial and institutional clients. Matt holds a licence to practice engineering in both Ontario and Alberta.
Creative Energy- August 2019- Present
Stantec: 8 Years
Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering (University of BC) LEED Certified, P.Eng.
Experienced MMA enthusiast
Episode 013 - Let The Good Times Roll
In this episode Matt, P. Eng., Chief Operating Officer sits down with CEM team members Pascal Robichaud, (P. Eng., Director, Cogeneration) and Dave Roorda, ( P. Eng., Director, Western Canada) about their early beginnings with Westinghouse and their journey to CEM Engineering. You can also watch this podcast on Youtube.
Episode 012 - CEM Core Value 3 - Customer Focused
On this episode of Energy Radio, CEM's Natalie Tardif sits down with Martin Lensink to discuss one of our top three core values - being customer focused. To us, this means understanding and caring about what our client's expectations and needs are. Not just for our external customers, but also for our internal customers (our colleagues). We feel our client's pain and want to help!
Episode 011 - Where is Our Market Heading?
On this special "bonus feature" episode of Energy Radio, CEM's Martin Lensink and Lisa Barber discuss how the energy market is becoming much more dynamic and we get a sense of where things are heading. Climate change is a big thought on our minds and Martin and Lisa dive into some of the areas where we are seeing trends heading. Enjoy!
Episode 010 - Flexible CHP
On this episode of Energy Radio, we talk about Flexible CHP or "Flex CHP". The US Department of Energy released a paper in 2018 about what the State of California is doing on this front. CEM's Martin Lensink walks us through what Flex CHP is and how this could have an impact in Canada.
Episode 009 - TSSA, Steam Plants and Operating Engineers
On this episode of Energy Radio, CEM's Martin Lensink talks about a subject which he has been very passionate about for his whole career - steam plants and Operating Engineers. Martin talks about the new TSSA Regulation which is upcoming, which is an amendment to the Operating Engineers Act.
Episode 008 - CEM Core Value #2 - Professional In All We Do
On this episode, CEM's Martin Lensink and Lisa Barber discuss CEM's Core Value #2 - Professional In All We Do? What does this mean? How did Martin come up with this statement as one of CEM's main core values? Martin discusses this and how the oath of a Professional Engineer has impacted him throughout his career.
Episode 007 - Collaborative Project Approaches
On this episode of Energy Radio, we talk with Jerry Gelata and Chuck Kolking of Arctic Combustion, as well as CEM's Pascal Robichaud. We talk about the project we did at York University, where we spent over $15 million of capital across their boiler plant and their powerhouse upgrading their infrastructure. On this project, we used a collaborative implementation approach which ultimately saved money and time off the project schedule. Enjoy!
Episode 006 - Barriers to CHP
In this episode of Energy Radio, CEM's Matt Lensink gives a speech at an Energy Solutions Center conference on the barriers of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project and how we can overcome those barriers. This speech was given in Miami this past February - enjoy!
Episode 005 - A Conversation with Stolk Construction
On this episode of Energy Radio, CEM's Matt Lensink sits down with Len Stolk, President of Stolk Construction, to discuss the partnership between our two companies, and how together we have come up with a unique offering for our customers which will help them with their energy goals. Enjoy!
Episode 004 - CEM Core Value #1 - We Value People
In this episode of Energy Radio, CEM's Martin Lensink explains what CEM's first core value "We Value People" means. Why is this number one? Why is Martin so passionate about it? Listen to find out!
Episode 003 - Tom Smith / Sterling and Wilson
In this episode of Energy Radio, Matt Lensink talks to a good friend of CEM's, Mr. Tom Smith. Tom has been in the power generation business for over 30 years and has seen it all. Tom presently works for Sterling and Wilson Power Solutions, an EPC provider of distributive power solutions.
Episode 002 - The Future of Energy
In this episode of Energy Radio, CEM's Founder, Martin Lensink, gives his insights on what the future of energy is going to look like in Canada. Martin covers a wide range of topics from cogeneration, biomass, and barriers to energy generation in Ontario
Episode 001 - Introduction to CEM Engineering
In this episode of Energy Radio, CEM's founder, Martin Lensink, walks us through the history of how his career developed and how CEM was created.