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How green hydrogen could end the fossil fuel era | Vaitea Cowan

TED Talks Daily (HD video)

As climate change accelerates, finding clean alternatives to fossil fuels is more urgent than ever. Social entrepreneur Vaitea Cowan believes green hydrogen is the answer. Watch as she shares her team's work mass producing electrolyzers -- devices that separate water into its molecular components: hydrogen and oxygen -- and shows how they could help make green, carbon-free fuel affordable and accessible for everyone. "This is how we end the fossil fuel era," Cowan says.

9mins

8 Sep 2022

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How green hydrogen could end the fossil fuel era | Vaitea Cowan

TED Talks Daily

As climate change accelerates, finding clean alternatives to fossil fuels is more urgent than ever. Social entrepreneur Vaitea Cowan believes green hydrogen is the answer. Watch as she shares her team's work mass producing electrolyzers -- devices that separate water into its molecular components: hydrogen and oxygen -- and shows how they could help make green, carbon-free fuel affordable and accessible for everyone. "This is how we end the fossil fuel era," Cowan says.

9mins

8 Sep 2022

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How green hydrogen could end the fossil fuel era | Vaitea Cowan

TED Talks Daily (SD video)

As climate change accelerates, finding clean alternatives to fossil fuels is more urgent than ever. Social entrepreneur Vaitea Cowan believes green hydrogen is the answer. Watch as she shares her team's work mass producing electrolyzers -- devices that separate water into its molecular components: hydrogen and oxygen -- and shows how they could help make green, carbon-free fuel affordable and accessible for everyone. "This is how we end the fossil fuel era," Cowan says.

9mins

8 Sep 2022

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139 - Vaitea Cowan, Co-Founder at Enapter, about their way of making green hydrogen accessible and affordable for everyone

Feed Your Brain Podcast

Our guest today tries to prevent the climate crisis using the power of Green Hydrogen. Vaitea is a co-founder of Enapter, an award-winning company that is productizing the usage of hydrogen.  Enapter is hiring. If you want to help save the world and work with amazing people like Vaitea, apply here: https://www.enapter.com/careers Other things that were mentioned during the call: - The Earth Shot Prize: https://earthshotprize.org/ - The Wise Heart: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1920089.The_Wise_Heart Enapters Website Vaitea Cowan Linkedin

50mins

2 Feb 2022

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Amanpour: Jack Straw, Robert Draper, John Emshwiller, Rebecca Smith, Vaitea Cowan, Christiana Figueres and Ramsey Green

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Jack Straw, Former British Foreign Secretary, reflects on the passing of Colin Powell, the former U.S. Secretary of State and four star general. Journalist Robert Draper talks about Powell's legacy as a giant of American military and politics. John Emshwiller and Rebecca Smith, co-hosts of the "Bad Bets" podcast, discuss the fall of Texas energy giant Enron and the ensuing scandal, 20 years on. Christiana Figueres, member of The Earthshot Prize Council, and Vaitea Cowan, co-founder of Enapter and one of the winners of the Earthshot Prize, talk about finding solutions to combat the climate crisis. Walter Isaacson talks with Ramsey Green, New Orleans' Chief of Infrastructure, about how he's re-defining the way cities respond to extreme weather. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

55mins

18 Oct 2021

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Vaitea Cowan, Enapter – 72

Leaders in Cleantech

Green Hydrogen! It’s hard to do or read anything in the sustainable technology sector without hearing about Green Hydrogen at present. What part does hydrogen have to play in the clean energy and mobility transitions? I’ve been working recently with hydrogen founders and entrepreneurs and I’m really intrigued as to where and how we could or should utilise hydrogen in the decarbonisation mission we share in the sector. Having had CEOs of fuel cell and hydrogen flight companies on the podcast recently, this week we hear from a hydrogen electrolyser start up founder about her opinion and her areas of focus, as well as her journey and experience as a leading woman in the cleantech sector.About Vaitea CowanVaitea Cowan believes green hydrogen is the future of energy. After being named "Women Leader" in the World Bank Intern Program, and winning case competitions in University, she moved to Thailand. She met her cofounders in Chiang Mai and helped make the Phi Suea House a communication and collaboration platform for hydrogen in Southeast Asia. Shortly after, they cofounded Enapter, which scales the production of hydrogen generators. The team has grown from 11 to over 130 in 3 years. She has the clear intention of inspiring and hiring more women. She is on the Forbes Under 30 in Energy 2020 list and has won several awards for Enapter. Today, she spearheads the communications efforts from Berlin. As a Pacific Islander, her personal mission is to provide clean energy independence to Polynesia.About EnapterEnapter is an award-winning company manufacturing highly efficient, modular hydrogen generators based on Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) electrolysis technology. Its patent-protected core technology has a 10-year proven track record and allows for the creation of unique, low-cost, and compact electrolysers. They are used in more than 30 countries, in industries like energy, mobility, telecommunications, heating and more. Enapter has offices in Italy, Germany, Thailand and Russia.Social linksVaitea Cowan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vaiteacowan/ Enapter Website: https://www.enapter.com/ Enapter on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Enapter_ Enapter on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/enapter/ About Hyperion Executive Search:Hyperion are a specialist executive search firm working with some of the most innovative cleantech companies in the world, helping to find extraordinary talent to enable their growth and success. Partnering with leading cleantech VCs, as well as directly with founders and entrepreneurs in the sector. With our clients we are transforming business and growing a strong and prosperous cleantech economy.If you want to grow your team, or move forward your career, visit www.hyperionsearch.com, or email info@hyperionsearch.com EPISODE LINKS Generation Hydrogen - https://www.generationhydrogen.com/ Principles: Life and Work – Ray Dalio - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1501124021/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tu00_p1_i0An Economist Walks Into A Brothel: And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FLK37HC/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ICS9VI4/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0Follow us online, write a review (please) or subscribeI'm very keen to hear feedback on the podcast and my guests, and to hear your suggestions for future guests or topics. Contact via the website, or Twitter. If you do enjoy the podcast, please write a review on iTunes, or your usual podcast platform, and tell your cleantech friends about us. That would be much appreciated.Twitter https://twitter.com/CleantechleaderFacebook https://www.facebook.com/DavidHuntCleantechGuideInstagram https://www.instagram.com/davidhuntcleantech/

35mins

10 Mar 2021

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06. Green Tech: How to create an alternative fuel and bring hydrogen to the islands - Vaitea Cowan (Enapter)

Mission First - Entrepreneurs for future

In this episode, I welcome Vaitea Cowan, one of the co-founders of Enapter. Vaitea’s mission is to bring hydrogen and clean energy to the islands. For that purpose, her company has developed an electrolyzer that produces green hydrogen.  This high-tech product can among others replace diesel generators. It uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen that can then be used for various applications like mobility (planes or vehicles with hydrogen fuel), industrial use (use of the pure hydrogen), or to produce green electricity (when used in combination with a fuel cell).  Enapter has raised a total funding amount (seed and series-A) of 8.7 million euros and is now thriving with 100 employees in 4 different locations in Europe and Asia. Their products are already being used in 33 countries, and their next stage is to mass produce these electrolyzers in Germany, with soon over 200 more employees to be hired.  Vaitea is such a nice person, with an exciting story that led to the creation of Enapter in Thailand, and its development in Russia, Italy, and Germany, so I was thrilled to interview her for Mission First. In this episode you will learn: how Vaitea’s roots inspired her to start this company and to follow this mission how she ended up in Thailand, met her cofounders there how they trusted so much a technology that they decided to save from bankruptcy the company that was producing it, to keep their team, and to give it a vision and a roadmap     how they divided the roles and responsibilities between the 3 cofounders what were some of their biggest challenges and how they overcame them what are their USP and their technological competitive advantage  In particular, Vaitea shared with us the Do’s & Don’ts she has learned as an entrepreneur while creating this alternative fuel (like Walk the talk, Don’t follow general go-to-market strategy,...).  If you are into green technology and inspiring entrepreneurship stories, this episode is definitely for you!

1hr 16mins

9 Sep 2020