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How NREL Helps Startups From the Beginning

NREL – February 12, 2024 –To put it simply: Antora Energy, a Shell Gamechanger Accelerator Powered by NREL™ (GCxN) graduate, focused on decarbonizing industry by converting low-cost, intermittent renewable electricity into reliable industrial energy, would not be where it is today without the help of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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Accelerator grant offers a jolt to Michigan company’s battery innovation

Many flow batteries contain the relatively rare metal vanadium, but Jolt’s batteries are considerably cheaper because they use an organic liquid for the electrolyte. The non-acidic, non-corrosive, non-toxic electrolyte also makes these batteries considerably safer than other kinds. Jolt’s batteries can produce about four times as much energy as other flow batteries at about a fourth of the cost.

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