• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Ted McKlveen


Chief Executive Officer

Ted McKlveen is the CEO and co-founder of Verne. Ted has worked in energy storage throughout his career, starting with a focus on battery electrolyte design during his undergraduate chemistry studies. After beginning his career in management consulting at Bain & Company, Ted became the Director of Strategy & Commercialization at Advanced Microgrid Solutions. In this role, Ted worked with independent power producers to deploy software for the economic optimization of grid-scale energy assets. Ted has long been passionate about climate change mitigation and started Verne with the mission to decrease emissions in heavy-duty transportation. He received a BA in chemistry from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University. Having grown up in Minnesota, he is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, cycling, and backpacking.

Sessions With Ted McKlveen

Monday, 6 March

  • 01:30pm - 02:00pm (CST) / 06/mar/2023 07:30 pm - 06/mar/2023 08:00 pm

    Verne | Achieving Diesel-Parity Range While Keeping Hydrogen Cost Low

    Hydrogen can help heavy-duty truck fleets transition to zero-emission operations, but current hydrogen storage methods force a trade-off: long range and high payload (with liquid hydrogen storage) or low fuel cost and widespread fuel supply (with gaseous hydrogen storage). Storing hydrogen as a cold and compressed gas (“cryo-compressed”) eliminates this trade-off, delivering high performance to trucks while keeping hydrogen fuel costs low.