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.
BusinessGreen: Shell-owned utility promises to announce a “string of exciting services” in the coming months, as it seeks to burnish green credentials.
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On March 20, 2019, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced that it has selected the Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN) as the most outstanding partnership of its 2018 fiscal year.
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