NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Together with Clean Energy Trust, Nicor Gas is proud to announce Celadyne Technologies as the inaugural recipient of the Nicor Gas Multicultural Innovator Award – a $25,000 equity and inclusion grant that supports the development of a clean energy technology startup with a minority founder or CEO.
“Diversity of thought and leadership combined with innovation and ingenuity can help accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy,” said John O. Hudson III, president and CEO of Nicor Gas. “Celadyne’s hydrogen technology has the potential to advance decarbonization among heavy-duty transportation and industrial energy uses. We’re proud to support this Illinois business and its economic impact on a clean energy future.”
Celadyne Technologies’ novel membrane technology enables hydrogen production, storage and usage to be more efficient and less capital intensive, potentially reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 30% across grid storage, trucking and other heavy-duty industries, while also ensuring equitable access to energy.
“Clean Energy Trust is proud to partner with Nicor Gas on this award in support of entrepreneurs who are making a positive environmental impact throughout Illinois,” said Erik Birkerts, CEO of Clean Energy Trust. “The team looks forward to helping Celadyne scale its efficient hydrogen…