LEHR Inc., founded by Bernardo J. Herzer , was today named as a laureate of The Tech Awards 2012, one of 12 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum, and presented by Applied Materials, Inc., selected LEHR from among hundreds of nominations worldwide.
LEHR Inc., the award-winning technology company that created the innovative solution of powering small engines using propane instead of gasoline has now developed the world’s first OEM marine outboard engine fueled by propane. Previously available for vehicles, forklifts and large equipment, LEHR’s innovation addresses the need for the benefits of alternative fuel propane in the marine market segment.
“The laureates’ remarkable innovations are a powerful incentive for us to consider our individual responsibility to contribute to positive change around the world,” said Tim Ritchie , president of The Tech Museum of Innovation. “The laureates personify what happens when we harness the very best of ourselves with the express purpose of developing innovative ideas for a more promising future.”
Herzer said, “We are proud to be part of this global program joining with the Tech Awards and other laureates to help our planet and create a greener environment. Through technology and available resources we are able to help make a difference.”
This year, two cash prizes will be awarded – $75,000 and $25,000 – in each of the six Tech Awards categories: Intel Environment Award; Microsoft Education Award; The Swanson Foundation Young Innovator Award; Nokia Health Award; Flextronics Economic Development Award, and The Sustainable Energy Award.
Captain Bernardo J. Herzer , founder and CEO of LEHR, is the trend setting entrepreneur and inventor with a deep passion for helping the environment. Founded in 2004, LEHR is dedicated to a cleaner planet through environmentally friendly technology. Inspired by Captain Herzer’s commitment and forward thinking, the current slate of LEHR’s research is focused on the use of clean burning propane to power small engines throughout several industries.