Aceleron Shortlisted for 2023 Ashden Award

Aceleron has been shortlisted for the 2023 Ashden Award for Integrated Energy Africa in recognition of their innovative work in sustainable battery solutions. The Ashden Awards are a globally recognised platform that acknowledges and supports impactful climate solutions from around the world.

Aceleron Shortlisted for 2023 Ashden Award

This year's shortlist announcement was made on Saturday, 22nd April, coinciding with Earth Day as a testament to Ashden's commitment.

Aceleron is amongst 32 shortlisted projects and organisations that are tackling key climate challenges in the Global South and the UK, creating fairer societies as well as lower emissions.

The organisations range from a scheme bringing clean energy to 2 million people in Nigeria, to work empowering rainforest communities in Indonesia and nature protection and clean energy organisations in England and Wales.

Shortlisted organisations are from Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Nigeria, India, England, Wales, Costa Rica, and Peru.

"We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the 2023 Ashden Award. It's an honour to be recognised as one of the continent’s clean energy pioneers. Our team is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that minimise waste and promote a circular economy”, expressed Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO of Aceleron.

Aceleron's patented technology enables the refurbishment of lithium-ion batteries, making them more affordable, reliable and efficient. The company's mission is to promote a circular economy, reduce e-waste and maximise the value of energy storage which will lead to global positive impact.

Ashden Head of Awards Dr Stephen Hall said: “This is a breathtaking collection of climate trailblazers. Our 2023 shortlists prove once again that we have the climate innovation we need – funding and investment into this great work must be stepped if we are to meet climate and development goals, such as connecting everyone to clean energy by 2030.

“In every category we’ve seen exciting potential to create stable green jobs and livelihoods.  We now need global leaders to recognise the potential for clean energy and regenerative solutions, to drive fairer and more productive economies.”

Winning organisations, chosen by panels of expert judges, will be revealed this autumn. Winners will benefit from a cash prize and publicity, as well as new connections to investors, funders and policymakers. The annual Ashden Awards were launched in 2001.