Amazon To Mentor Israeli Clean Energy Startup
A clean energy startup that produces hydrogen from liquid ammonia has been selected for a mentoring program by e-commerce giant Amazon.
GenCell will participate in a 14-week program on fostering innovation and the rapid growth of clean energy technologies.
The program will bring leading energy organizations to work with the selected 15 startups on addressing clean energy and decarbonization challenges.
Amazon’s AWS data center will help the startups by accelerating experimentation, expanding automation, and delivering deep insights through the cloud.
It will also bring industry leaders to mentor startups on energy, digital competency, investment, public policy, innovation, and advanced research.
The startups will showcase their clean energy technology innovations at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) next November in Dubai.
GenCell produces clean hydrogen gas from liquid ammonia using a catalyst to separate the nitrogen from the hydrogen. While the nitrogen is emitted, the hydrogen comes into contact with an electrolyte containing oxygen.
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They form water, and electrons are released to create electricity. Hydrogen fuel is not used widely because the cheapest method of producing it – which involves heating natural gas with steam – creates lots of carbon dioxide.
There’s also virtually no pure hydrogen on Earth because it’s so reactive – which is another reason fossil fuels are burned in order to create it.
“We are excited to join the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator and work towards overcoming clean energy and decarbonization challenges,” said Rami Reshef, CEO of GenCell Energy.
“Through this program we can help define and shape the future of clean energy innovation.”
GenCell was founded in 2011, and is based in Petah Tikva, central Israel. It has offices abroad in New York and in Germany.