First Mode was honored to be nominated and chosen as a finalist in the 2022 GeekWire Awards as part of the Innovation of the Year category, which is presented annually to a “breakthrough [that] could change the way we live.” First Mode was nominated for its work on a hydrogen fuel cell and battery powerplant to be used in a mining haul truck retrofit that will create the largest zero-emission vehicle on earth.

Voting is currently ongoing and will end on April 22; the GeekWire Awards show, now in its fourteenth year, will take place on May 12, 2022. Follow the link below to cast your vote by April 22!

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From fuel cells to fusion energy, there’s a common theme among many of the finalists for Innovation of the Year in the GeekWire Awards this year: alternative sources of power and new forms of transportation.

And while we’re waiting for breakthroughs like those to improve the climate, we’ve got some environmental monitoring to help us cope with the crisis in the meantime.

The five finalists for Innovation of the Year in the 2022 GeekWire Awards are: electric aircraft maker Eviation; hydrogen fuel cell generator company First Mode; fusion energy startup Helion; space transportation company Spaceflight; and rain management technology company StormSensor. …

The GeekWire Awards recognize the top innovators and companies in Pacific Northwest technology. Finalists in this category and others were selected based on community nominations, along with input from GeekWire Awards judges. Community voting across all categories will continue until April 22, combined with feedback from judges to determine the winner in each category.

We’ll announce the winners on May 12 at the GeekWire Awards.

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