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Jessica Verhagen

COO, Hydra Energy

The biggest stumbling block to widespread hydrogen (H2) fuel adoption is a chicken-and-egg problem: People won’t buy H2-powered vehicles because there are no fueling stations, and fueling stations won’t be built because not enough vehicles are H2 powered. Jessica brought a solution to this problem to market by offering green H2 to truck fleets with no up-front costs, greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 40% and an easy conversion for existing vehicles that doesn’t compromise their warranty or performance. Hydra Energy just announced their first chemical partnership that locks in the hydrogen supply for fleets at prices below diesel. From her roles in government, impact funds and cleantech companies, Jessica has championed new business models that scale cleantech and natural capital.