Breakthrough Energy

Verne co-founders selected as Breakthrough Energy Fellows

October 2021

Recognizing that the world can’t reach net-zero emissions by 2050 with existing technologies alone, the Breakthrough Energy Fellows (BE Fellows) program works with the best and brightest scientists, engineers, business experts, and teams from around the globe. The BE Fellows program provides early investment and support needed to accelerate the path from innovation to commercialization.

The 2021 inaugural BE Fellows cohort comes from leading research and business institutions in North America, Europe, and New Zealand, and will receive support from Breakthrough Energy to foster groundbreaking climate innovations in electrofuels, cement, steel, hydrogen, and fertilizer.

Ted, David and Bav at Verne will specifically use their BE Fellows support to reduce emissions in one of the hardest sectors to decarbonize — heavy-duty transportation.

This new program is part of the Breakthrough Energy network, founded by Bill Gates.

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Verne joined the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE). CTE is a nonprofit organization that develops, promotes, and implements advanced transportation technologies, vehicles, and fuels that reduce environmental pollution and fossil fuel dependency. Verne and CTE will continue working together to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission heavy-duty transportation!

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Verne receives DOE award for commercialization support

January 2024

Verne was named among the recipients of commercialization support from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Technology Transitions' voucher program. The voucher program provides support to accelerate market adoption of clean energy technologies.

Verne's award will support development of at-scale manufacturing for cryo-compressed hydrogen systems.

"It takes a breadth of tools and expertise to bring an innovative technology from research and development to deployment. The Voucher Program will pair 111 clean energy solutions with the support they need from expert voucher providers to help usher new technologies to market” said DOE Chief Commercialization Officer and Director of the DOE Office of Technology Transitions, Dr. Vanessa Chan.

Verne selected as a Top Innovator in Sustainable Aviation by the World Economic Forum

January 2024

Verne has been selected as a Top Innovator in Sustainable Aviation by the Uplink World Economic Forum! Verne’s cryo-compressed hydrogen technology helps hydrogen aircraft extend range and reduce fuel costs. We're thrilled to work alongside the 15 other Top Innovators and the challenge partners to bring innovative decarbonization solutions to the aviation industry.

Read more about the Uplink Sustainable Aviation program here: