LAVO awarded the 2021 Michael Bryce Patron’s Award Australian Good Design Awards

LAVO secures Gold Winner for Product Engineering

Sydney, NSW – Thursday 14 October 2021 – LAVO has won the 2021 Michael Bryce Patron’s Award at the Australian Good Design Awards for the LAVO™ Hydrogen Energy Storage System (HESS) in addition to being awarded the Gold Winner for Product Engineering.

This prestigious award recognises and celebrates the best Australian designed product, service or project and is awarded to an entry that has the potential to shape the future economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of our planet.

Alan Yu, CEO and Executive Director of LAVO, commented: “LAVO’s mission is to empower limitless energy. When we started LAVO our purpose-driven design philosophy was to be an enabler for positive change. To empower consumers and businesses to make an active contribution towards improving the environment, their lives, and to a thriving community. To be award this honour acknowledges our values, our purpose, and the core of LAVO.”  

CEO of Good Design Australia, Dr Brandon Gien, said “Tackling a global energy crisis, this remarkable design innovation showcases what can be achieved through university and industry collaboration and is arguably one of the best examples of ground-breaking technology coupled with world-class Industrial Design. This product has the potential to be a global game-changer in the energy market and I can’t think of a more fitting accolade to recognise such an innovative and ground-breaking Australian designed and manufactured product.”

LAVO was also awarded the Gold Winner for Product Engineering, acknowledging the significant achievement of the world first Hydrogen Energy Storage System.

LAVO’s commitment to purpose-driven innovation and sustainability is paramount to becoming a long-term renewable energy solution for everyday use by residential homes and businesses. We would like to thank our dedicated LAVO team for their relentless pursuit of design and engineering excellence.

There were many partners who collaborated on the LAVO™ HESS design and engineering journey. Our sincere thanks and recognition to all the teams at Design + Industry, Providence Asset Group, UNSW, GHD, Varley, Ampcontrol, R&R Murphy, Evergen, Nedstack and Enapter for bringing LAVO™ to life.

A special mention to Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) for their grant to help productionise the LAVO™ HESS in Australia and in supporting the expanding hydrogen industry.

Read more on LAVO™’s accolades at the 2021 Australian Good Design Awards:
2021 Michael Bryce Patron’s Award
Best in Class Accolade in Product Design
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Gold Accolade in Engineering


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About LAVO™

LAVO™ is an Australian technology and lifestyle company powered by hydrogen. LAVO is commercialising the world’s first integrated hybrid hydrogen battery designed for residential and business use. Developed in partnership with UNSW and Design + Industry, the LAVO Hydrogen Energy Storage System (HESS) combines with rooftop solar to generate green hydrogen and store it safely in a patented hydride. The HESS is capable of storing and generating 40KWh of electricity, sufficient to power the average Australian home for 2 days. 

LAVO’s mission is to empower limitless energy. Providing families, communities and businesses with positive energy for an independent and sustainable future. LAVO for Life. For more information visit

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