Re-imagine what hydrogen can do.

 
 
 
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Photo: Urban Future Lab.  H2 REFUEL COHORT LAUNCH PARTY with H2 Refuel Accelerator startups, partners and sponsors at the Canadian Consulate, NYC on June 13, 2019. From left to right: Nick Rancis – Fraunhofer USA, Joe Silver – Urban Future Lab, Jake Fisher - Protium Innovation; Pat Sapinsley – Urban Future Lab; Nick Querques – NYSERDA; Trent M. Molter – Skyre; Adam Ruder – NYSERDA; Ian Richardson - Protium Innovations; Paul Matter – pH Matter; Gary K. Ong – Celadyne; Gabriel G Rodriguez-Calero - Ecolectro; Abhijeet P. Borole - Electro-Active Technologies; Alex J. Lewis - Electro-Active Technologies; Mario Pirraglia – HYGEN; Nancy Selman - Skyre; Matthew Blieske – Shell; Emily Reichert – Greentown Labs.

Photo: Urban Future Lab.

H2 REFUEL COHORT LAUNCH PARTY with H2 Refuel Accelerator startups, partners and sponsors at the Canadian Consulate, NYC on June 13, 2019. From left to right: Nick Rancis – Fraunhofer USA, Joe Silver – Urban Future Lab, Jake Fisher - Protium Innovation; Pat Sapinsley – Urban Future Lab; Nick Querques – NYSERDA; Trent M. Molter – Skyre; Adam Ruder – NYSERDA; Ian Richardson - Protium Innovations; Paul Matter – pH Matter; Gary K. Ong – Celadyne; Gabriel G Rodriguez-Calero - Ecolectro; Abhijeet P. Borole - Electro-Active Technologies; Alex J. Lewis - Electro-Active Technologies; Mario Pirraglia – HYGEN; Nancy Selman - Skyre; Matthew Blieske – Shell; Emily Reichert – Greentown Labs.

Winners announced!

BOSTON, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven early-stage companies were selected as the winners of the H2 Refuel Accelerator, which was designed to identify innovative solutions to increase the adoption of hydrogen infrastructure and supply chain technologies. The H2 Refuel Accelerator is a unique collaboration between the Urban Future Lab, Greentown Labs and the Fraunhofer TechBridge Program, sponsored by Shell, Toyota and NYSERDA.

The accelerator program received 63 applications from all around the globe. Based on an intensive and multi-stage review process Fraunhofer TechBridge, Urban Future Lab and Greentown Labs are pleased to announce the following winners and awards:

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 regular gas grid HYGEN's supercharger fuels your gas-powered vehicle at home/office in just a few minutes.
pH Matter - Catalyst materials and unique cell design that enables low-cost hydrogen generation for energy storage.
Protium Innovations - Lightweight liquid hydrogen tanks and fueling solutions for reliable hydrogen-electric vehicles.
Skyre - The world's leader in converting waste H2 and CO2 into economic opportunity.

The awards to the winning startups include Greentown Labs and Urban Future Lab's acceleration programs and technical validation services from the Fraunhofer R&D network.

 

Be awarded
for your innovation.

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The H2 Refuel Accelerator — a unique partnership between Fraunhofer TechBridge, Greentown Labs and the Urban Future Lab — offers unparalleled collaboration opportunities for startups who want to bring their hydrogen innovation from concept to market with the support of Shell, Toyota, and NYSERDA. Selected awardee(s) are eligible for one or more of the following:

  • Up to $50,000 in startup technology validation, demonstration and piloting services from the Fraunhofer R&D network.

  • Desk space at one or both of the partnered incubators located in NYC and Boston

  • 80+ hours of training and mentorship from the region’s top business and industry experts

  • Access to mentors and connections from Shell and Toyota’s networks

  • The opportunity to build close relationships with Shell and Toyota which may, upon program conclusion, result in an investment, joint development agreement, technical project, pilot and/or additional partnership format(s).

  • Visibility as a H2 Refuel Accelerator ‘Finalist’

 
 
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Request for Proposals

We are requesting applications for solutions and startup technologies that enhance the adoption of hydrogen infrastructure and supply chain technologies through cost reduction, reliability and new capabilities.

Details can be found by downloading the Request for Proposals link below.

 
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Application Timeline

 
 
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