Stanford University: The startup has recently demonstrated the world’s most efficient solid state heat engine, topping the performance of all previous thermophotovoltaic, thermionic, and thermoelectric devices. This breakthrough is a key enabler for Antora’s energy storage technology, and also opens up numerous other applications ranging from industrial waste heat recovery to flexible carbon capture, utilization, and storage.
Bloomberg Environment: Think about it: our society is always plugged into something. Whether it’s smartphone chargers or smart TVs or large appliances or electric vehicles, we are consuming more energy than we ever have before. This has led to a host of efforts by utilities to implement demand response programs, which seek to adjust the demand for power, rather than adjusting the supply to meet the demand.
Current News UK: After multiple rounds of evaluation, five companies have been chosen to take part in the accelerator, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Electrek: Companies are recommended by a member of the GCxN Pipeline Partners network (clean-tech incubators, accelerators, and universities), and finalists are selected after review by NREL and Shell.
MIT Technology Review: Form Energy, Antora, and others are trying to develop very cheap, very long-lasting storage to clean up the electricity system.
Medium: While energy density is an important factor for cutting cost per kWh, efficiency and consistency in battery production processes is an important part of the equation. To date, battery production has been more of an art than a science. In order to meet the projected global demand at a reasonable cost, the industry must also focus on improving production processes to ensure quality and avoid wasting time and resources.
A Global Energy GameChanger: Shell and NREL are Teaming Up to Deliver Startup Technology to a Rapidly Transforming Energy Market
NREL: As demand for renewable energy increases worldwide, energy companies are taking aggressive steps to meet it.
Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis: This study compares and contrasts many of the leaders in cleantech incubation and acceleration, including Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN).
GreenTech Media: The oil giant’s e-mobility strategy “will be about putting charge points on Shell gas stations, but it’s a lot bigger than that,” says the VP for new fuels.
GreenTech Media: Oil major has been on a clean-energy acquisition spree, and “absolutely” intends to become a regional electric utility in the U.S.