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Christie Obiaya - Heliogen's Mission: AI-enabled Concentrated Solar To Mitigate Climate Change

May 11, 2023 Haydn Brain & Ed Gotham
Christie Obiaya - Heliogen's Mission: AI-enabled Concentrated Solar To Mitigate Climate Change
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Christie Obiaya - Heliogen's Mission: AI-enabled Concentrated Solar To Mitigate Climate Change
May 11, 2023
Haydn Brain & Ed Gotham

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Today, we have the pleasure of hosting Christie Obiaya, the CEO of Heliogen. As a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy, Heliogen has set out on a mission to significantly reduce the impact of climate change, which Christie identifies as the "single greatest threat to humanity."

During our conversation, she explains how Heliogen uses artificial intelligence in its products to ensure maximum solar thermal energy capture. She also discusses HelioFuel, which involves green hydrogen production using only concentrated solar power and water, resulting in a fuel that can replace fossil fuels in transportation, heavy equipment, and other applications. Christie shares insights into the advantages of solar thermal solutions compared to different types of renewables and a potential time horizon for the clean energy transition, highlighting why investors should consider taking part in this mission sooner rather than later and seize the opportunity to help shape a sustainable future for our planet.

Christie served as CFO of Heliogen from March 2021 to February 2023, when she was named CEO, replacing company founder Bill Gross. Before joining Heliogen, she was the CFO of Bechtel Corporation between 2018 and 2021. Her earlier experience includes working on renewable energy projects in Kenya and India and serving as Senior Product Manager/Senior Engineer at Procter & Gamble. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Enjoy!


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Today, we have the pleasure of hosting Christie Obiaya, the CEO of Heliogen. As a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy, Heliogen has set out on a mission to significantly reduce the impact of climate change, which Christie identifies as the "single greatest threat to humanity."

During our conversation, she explains how Heliogen uses artificial intelligence in its products to ensure maximum solar thermal energy capture. She also discusses HelioFuel, which involves green hydrogen production using only concentrated solar power and water, resulting in a fuel that can replace fossil fuels in transportation, heavy equipment, and other applications. Christie shares insights into the advantages of solar thermal solutions compared to different types of renewables and a potential time horizon for the clean energy transition, highlighting why investors should consider taking part in this mission sooner rather than later and seize the opportunity to help shape a sustainable future for our planet.

Christie served as CFO of Heliogen from March 2021 to February 2023, when she was named CEO, replacing company founder Bill Gross. Before joining Heliogen, she was the CFO of Bechtel Corporation between 2018 and 2021. Her earlier experience includes working on renewable energy projects in Kenya and India and serving as Senior Product Manager/Senior Engineer at Procter & Gamble. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Enjoy!


Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the podcast. Want further Opto insights? Check out our daily newsletter: https://www.cmcmarkets.com/en-gb/opto/newsletter
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Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
CMC Markets is an execution-only service provider. The material (whether or not it states any opinions) is for general information purposes only and does not take into account your personal circumstances or objectives. Nothing in this material is (or should be considered to be) financial, investment, or other advice on which reliance should be placed. No opinion given in the material constitutes a recommendation by CMC Markets or the author that any particular investment, security, transaction, or investment strategy is suitable for any specific person.

The material has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research. Although we are not specifically prevented from dealing before providing this material, we do not seek to take advantage of the material prior to its dissemination.

CMC Markets does not endorse or offer opinions on the trading strategies used by the author. Their trading strategies do not guarantee any return and CMC Markets shall not be held responsible for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein for any loss that you may incur, either directly or indirectly, arising from any investment based on any information contained herein.

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The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. Opto Markets LLC does not recommend any specific securities or investment strategies. Investing involves risk & investments may lose value, including the loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing. The information provided is not an endorsement of this product and is for information and/or educational purposes only.