Vaitea Cowan wants to create a world where green hydrogen is readily available — and fossil fuels are a thing of the past.

Why you should listen

Vaitea Cowan is one of the three co-founders of Enapter, a company aiming to account for ten percent of the world's green hydrogen by 2050. Enapter uses AEM electrolyzers to turn renewable electricity into emissions-free hydrogen gas that can fuel cars and planes, power industry and even heat homes. The organization won the inaugural Earthshot Prize in the "Fix Our Climate" category in 2021.

Cowan was named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" Energy list in 2020. And while her ambitions are defiantly global, her personal mission is to bring green hydrogen to the islands of the Pacific.

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