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.