GCxN News

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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Five startups working on industrial electrification and e-mobility selected to participate in the Shell Gamechanger AcceleratorTM Powered by NREL

Denver and Houston – December 1, 2021 –The Shell GameChanger Accelerator™ Powered by NREL (GCxN) has selected its fifth cohort: Five companies focused on decarbonizing industrial processes through innovative energy storage and heating technologies, and optimizing electric vehicle charging through hardware and software solutions.

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Shell’s GameChanger Accelerator Selects Three Companies for Its Energy Transition Accelerator

“Almost every aspect of our modern lives depends on certain materials and fuels, but with great consequence. For example, the American manufacturing industry is on-track to become the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions within the next ten years,” said Katie Richardson, GCxN program manager. “The selected GCxN startups are restructuring essential building blocks to reduce the carbon impact of essential goods and services.”

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Three electrochemistry startups selected to participate in Shell Gamechanger Accelerator™ Powered by NREL

DENVER and HOUSTON — March 10, 2021 — The Shell GameChanger Accelerator™ Powered by NREL (GCxN) has selected three additional startups to participate in the program. The new companies are focused on creating electrochemical systems that can help reduce carbon emissions in hard-to-decarbonize sectors and represent the program’s fourth cohort. GCxN provides promising cleantech startups…

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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