Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Shell, and the City of Houston, in partnership with Greentown Labs and the Urban Future Lab (UFL) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, have announced the Low-Carbon Hydrogen Accelerator (LCHA).
LCHA is seeking applications from startups advancing low-carbon hydrogen production, enhancing hydrogen storage and distribution, or providing business model innovations for the management of hydrogen supply chains.
The six-month, highly structured accelerator program offers startup participants collaboration and engagement opportunities with EPRI, its member utilities, and Shell on technology validation, feasibility studies, paid pilot demonstrations, and other development and commercial partnerships.
EPRI and Shell will provide startup participants with two main pathways for engagement. The technology validation track is suitable for startups with a technology readiness level (TRL) between three and five, and the technology demonstration track is appropriate for startups with a TRL between five and seven. LCHA applications are due by 9th February 2022.
This program builds on EPRI’s low-carbon efforts. Both tracks offer exclusive access to EPRI’s testing facilities, demonstration sites, and technical experts, as well as experts from across Shell’s technology organisation and hydrogen business and, when appropriate, access to the Shell GameChanger and Shell Ventures teams.