Supercritical shortlisted as top 10 of 180+ applicants in this year's New Energy Challenge (NEC) where the winner will receive €100,000 towards a proof of concept within the Shell GameChanger programme, giving them a quick and cost-effective way to test the technical and commercial viability of their solution with the energy super major.
With previous winners including the likes of UK based NanoSun and Israel based H2Pro, Supercritical is amongst a rapidly progressing group of hydrogen start-ups.
Supercritical's novel high pressure, ultra-efficient electrolyser solution has been reviewed by Shell's technical experts and going forward, Supercritical will pitch for the opportunity to win €100,000. Supercritical's electrolyser, which produces hydrogen and oxygen from water, by using heat and pressure is the first of its kind. The proprietary design allows them to exploit the benefits of supercritical water and deliver gases at over 200 bar of pressure, without the expense or challenges of hydrogen compressors. With this, Supercritical will deliver the lowest cost of pressurised green hydrogen.
The competition is designed for entrepreneurs in Europe and Israel who are developing advanced technologies and disruptive solutions that could be vital in accelerating the energy transition.
The world will need an increasing amount of energy in the coming decade to ensure a decent standard of living for a growing global population. At the same time, we need to lower our CO2 emissions to tackle climate change.
NEC’s mission to support young, innovative companies is more important than ever. After all, they can help stimulate the economic recovery from the global COVID-19 recession by growing businesses based on affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. Start-ups and scale-ups have, and will continue to have, a vital role in developing technologies for the energy system of the future.
Since it was launched, dozens of innovative entrepreneurs have received expert coaching and guidance and had the opportunity to bring their ideas to the next level. Winners such as Asperitas in 2018 have successfully attracted large-scale investment, begun building long-term partnerships, and brought us a step closer to making the energy transition a reality.
Supercritical is developing the world’s first high pressure, ultra-efficient electrolyser, for the production of hydrogen and oxygen from water, with zero emissions. By using heat and pressure Supercritical's proprietary design allows them to exploit the benefits of supercritical water and deliver gases at over 200 bar of pressure, without the expense or challenges of hydrogen compressors. With this, Supercritical will deliver the lowest cost of pressurised green hydrogen.