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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Confronted with a collapse in early-stage cleantech VC and uncertain support from the Department of Energy, more alternative energy startups are relying on corporate-funded incubators and accelerators. Shell’s cleantech accelerator (managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory) announced its inaugural class last month — with a focus on advanced grid technologies and long-term energy storage. Read more >
Scientific American: This article from Scientific American details why climate concerns are forcing massive oil corporations to look beyond fossil fuels. The piece examines how Shell is leading the way, evolving beyond oil and gas, and how several other companies are diversifying their businesses, from biofuels to electric vehicles.
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Energy Storage Networks: This piece from Energy Storage Networks delves into the Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN)’s first round of startup companies, their innovative technologies, how each company is selected for the program and the assistance they are set to receive.
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