Verne's 1st birthday and some great news

April 2021

Yesterday was Verne's first birthday and it coincided with some great news that we'd like to share...

We're so humbled to announce we won the MIT ClimateTech and Energy Prize!

Thank you to the MIT CEP organizers, sponsors, judges and other Finalist teams who are each making major strides towards combating climate change. The prize money will enable us to carry out our first demonstration projects.

As we end the first year of our climate journey, we'd like to take a moment to thank everyone around us that has supported us:

  • our family and friends who have been so patient with us when we've had hydrogen on our minds
  • our mentors who have been so generous with their time and advice and are always looking for new opportunities for us

It will truly take a village to decarbonize transportation, and we're grateful to the Verne community for supporting our progress.

Thank you

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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

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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: