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.
NREL: The Shell GameChanger™ Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN) today announced the second round of startup companies to participate in its cleantech accelerator.
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.
In the case of Antora Energy’s thermophotovoltaic (TPV) energy storage technology, what’s old is new again. And Myles Steiner, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is helping the company to reinvigorate 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).
NREL Battery Control Engineer Ying Shi is one of the four lead researchers working on the inaugural cohort of GCxN. As a battery-system engineer, Shi was excited to help Feasible test out its diagnosis system, which uses acoustics to detect battery degradation.
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.