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Harini Venkataraman

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April 16, 2019

Valorizing coffee pulp for food applications

The company was founded by Rudi Dieleman and Andres Belalcazar (former CSO); the co-founders have backgrounds in economics and bioprocess engineering, respectively; Hans Verhoef is the current CEO of the company. The company is a developer of bioprocessing technology to extract pectin from coffee ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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April 15, 2019

Autonomous aerial surveillance for land management

The company was founded by James Peverill (CEO and co-founder). To date, the company has raised about $5.2 million from VC groups and corporate funding. Among its investors, we emphasize The Toro Company, Autonomy Ventures, and Tabard Venture Capital. The company develops an agronomy platform that ... read more.
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Mneme
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

April 14, 2019

Tribore hollow-fiber membrane for membrane distillation

The company was founded by Antony Prince in 2018 based on PVDF membrane technology developed by Neal Chung at the National University of Singapore; the technology is being commercialized by Memsift and the Separation Technologies Applied Research and Translation (START) Centre in Singapore. The ... read more.
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D3max
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Runeel Daliah

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April 12, 2019

Bolt-on cellulosic ethanol

D3Max was founded in 2015 by BBI International and is currently headed by Joe Brian, who is also the CEO of BBI International; BBI started developing the corn fiber-to-ethanol technology in 2007 and transferred all related intellectual property (IP) to D3Max. The company develops a bolt-on ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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April 12, 2019

Bioconversion of vegetable byproducts using BSF

Developing a bioconversion process based on the use of agrifood residues to grow black solder fly (BSF) larvae for insect meal, oil, and fertilizer; Ingredient Odyssey's brand is called EntoGreen The EntoGreen insect meal is approximately 65% protein, and the oil is less than 10% protein The company... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

Microbiome-modulating skin care and personal care products

Launched in 2015 and spun out of AOBiome in 2017 Produces microbiome-modulating skin care and personal care products; claims its products improve the look and feel of the skin and can reduce the number of conventional products needed First product, AO+ Mist, introduces ammonia-oxidizing bacterium ... read more.
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

Over the past few decades, China has consistently been the top destination for plastic waste. In 2016 alone, Chinese recyclers imported 7.3 million metric tons of waste plastics worth about $3.7 billion from developed countries across the globe. These Chinese recyclers accepted a large amount of ... read more.

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Cole McCollum

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

Passive beam shaping for various applications

Develops a technology called Multi-Plane Light Conversion (MPLC), which is designed for passive beam shaping Technology is differentiated by its high flexibility to define the structure of the light, a higher quality of beam output, and lower cost compared to other techniques, such as lenses or ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 11, 2019

One-step catalytic process to transform ethanol to butadiene

Develops catalysts for the single-step conversion of ethanol to butadiene; catalysts use silica as a support material, with silver nitrate powder and zirconyl nitrate as catalyst materials Claims process converts more than 70% of ethanol to butadiene in a single pass at industrially relevant process... read more.
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution for Every Industry: A Taxonomy of Industry 4.0​

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. This taxonomy first examines the various components of such a value chain, and then further deconstructs and examines the most relevant use cases, applications, technologies, and key players under each. ​Additionally, we recommend that companies exploring an Industry 4.0 initiative should look at use-cases and technologies that are relatively mature, easy to implement, and carry a high, tangible ROI.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.

Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The interest in crude-to-chemicals has rapidly grown in recent years with multiple integrated oil companies moving further into the downstream value chain. This report offers a landscape for the process, answering three questions: The various technologies C2C comprises of, the chemicals that can be produced, and the economics associated with the process.

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. In this report, we analyze the ten key industry sectors highlighted in this policy by identifying the specific technologies that China will be developing domestically, the funding that will support it, and the key companies where the core competencies of these technologies are embedded.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.