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Laura Krishfield

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

May 26, 2019

Controlled atmosphere and monitoring systems for perishable cargo in shipping containers

Originally founded as Novazone, the company changed its name to Purfresh in 2007; the company's current CEO is Christian DeBlasio. So far, the company has raised about $65.7 million. Among its investors, we emphasize Wheatsheaf Group's food safety solutions subsidiary, TriStrata Group, which has ... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

May 26, 2019

Nonthermal plasma gas scrubber for marine vessels and petrochemical facilities

Developing "SulPure" for gas oil engines, which can reduce sulfur oxide emissions by 99.3% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 85% The scrubber is a compact, nonthermal plasma reactor that combines water and ammonia with engine exhaust to produce fertilizers as a byproduct Daphne is in the early stages ... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

May 26, 2019

Last week was very bright and colorful in the display industry, as all the major display manufacturers and supply chain players gathered together at the SID Display Week conference in San Jose, California. Many parallel sessions delved into all aspects of electronic user interfaces, from broad, ... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 26, 2019

Reusable or recyclable wind turbines

A collaboration among Vestas, Aarhus University, and the Danish Technological Institute, Dreamwind (Designing Recyclable Advanced Materials for Wind Energy) is a research project aimed to develop wind turbines that can be disassembled for reuse in wind or other sectors, active between March 2016 and... read more.
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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

May 24, 2019

Blockchain-based marketplace for renewable virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs)

The company was founded by Artūras Asakavičius, Kaspar Kaarlep, and Nikolaj Martyniuk in 2017 and raised $40 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2018; in April 2019, it joined the Free Electrons accelerator program. The company develops a marketplace where companies can purchase renewable ... read more.
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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

May 24, 2019

Renewable energy asset management and analytics platform

The company was founded by Jonas Corné and Oscar Winter in 2010 and has disclosed €5 million in venture funding from Korys raised in March 2018. Greenbyte has developed a renewable utility-scale asset management and optimization platform to monitor the performance of solar and wind assets over time ... read more.
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Max Halik

Next Generation Power More...

May 24, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities recently approved 20-year contracts made by Vineyard Wind to sell power generated from its planned 800 MW offshore wind farm. This may represent a watershed moment for offshore wind in the U.S. – actual progress in approving and building out farms ... read more.

Case Study
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 24, 2019

Biostimulants to increase intrinsic yield potential and yield stability

Koch Biological Solutions, LLC (Koch Bio) is an affiliate of Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) In December 2014, Koch Bio acquired a portion of Mendel Biotechnology's assets and personnel The company's first product, a biofertilizer, is scheduled for release in 2019; other products in the developmental ... read more.
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Demetrix
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Joshua Haslun

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 24, 2019

The company's management team includes strong industry experience from Jeff Ubersax (CEO; previous VP of R&D at Amyris), Darren Platt (president; director of research at 23andMe and head of bioinformatics at the Joint Genome Institute), and Cynthia Bryant (marketing and branding for CPG companies). ... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

May 23, 2019

End-to-end waste oil collector and biodiesel producer

The company was founded by Shiva Vig in 2015 with the intention of providing a waste management solution for India's food and beverage industry and meet the country's rising demand for sustainable transportation fuel. The company is an end-to-end biodiesel producer with a used cooking oil (UCO) ... read more.
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The Market Opportunity for Emerging Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.