Shell, Toyota and NYSERDA Sponsor H2 Refuel Accelerator


Seven early-stage companies have been selected as winners of the H2 Refuel Accelerator, designed to identify new solutions to increase the adoption of hydrogen infrastructure and supply-chain technologies.

The H2 Refuel Accelerator is a collaboration between the Urban Future Lab, Greentown Labs and the Fraunhofer TechBridge Program. It is sponsored by Shell, Toyota, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

The accelerator program received 63 applications from around the globe. Following a multi-stage review process, the partners have announced the following winners:

  • Celadyne – Nanocomposite membranes for high-performance electrolyzers and fuel cells with simple heat and water management.
  • Ecolectro – Commercializing alkaline exchange materials that make electrolyzers and fuel cells less expensive and longer lasting.
  • Electro-Active Technologies – Renewable hydrogen from waste via a coupled bio-electrochemical process at high electrical efficiency.
  • HYGEN – Connected to the regular gas grid, HYGEN’s supercharger fuels a gas-powered vehicle at home or at the office in just a few minutes.
  • pH Matter – Catalyst materials and unique cell design enabling low-cost hydrogen generation for energy storage.
  • Protium Innovation – Lightweight liquid hydrogen tanks and fueling solutions for hydrogen-electric vehicles.
  • Skyre – A company converting waste H2 and CO2 into economic opportunity.

The awards to the winning start-ups include Greentown Labs’ and Urban Future Lab’s acceleration programs and technical validation services from the Fraunhofer R&D network. NYSERDA is supporting the H2 Refuel Accelerator through its ACRE incubator at the Urban Future Lab.

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