Hydrogen-powered snowmobile concept wins award

The Government of Yukon, Economic Development and Yukon College’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) has named Stefan Weissenberg as the winner of the 2020 Yukon Innovation Prize (YIP) for his hydrogen snowmobile concept.

By the winning the award, Weissenberg will receive $10,000 as well as wrap-around business support from I&E.

In line with the 2020 YIP theme, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Weissenberg’s project addresses affordable clean energy and climate action, by providing a cleaner engine for over-land transport in the winter.

“The hydrogen cell snowmobile retrofit project is a fantastic example of a renewable energy innovation with clear Yukon applications,” said Ranj Pillai, Minister of Economic Development.

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