Vaccine Pods was established in North Kansas City, MO as a solution to solve the COVID-19 vaccine
supply chain deficiencies in cold chain management. Recognizing the limitations of distributing the
vaccine to rural areas of the US, let alone, to developing nations would leave millions without access to
the lifesaving vaccines they need. Founder and CEO Edward Collins, a retired Battalion Chief with the
Kansas City, MO Fire Department dug deep into his rolodex and with the assistance of friends and
family, HCI Energy and Stirling Ultracold put together a team to solve this problem. The end result being
an off-grid power solution that can deliver vaccines at uninterrupted ultra-low temperatures while using
green, sustainable energy sources.