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Kristin Marshall

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June 20, 2019

Kaneka's involvement with polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) extends back to the early 2000s. In 2002, the company applied for a patent on the preparation of biodegradable fibers from PHB, PHBH, and PHBV. Then, in 2004, Kaneka and P&G Chemicals formed a joint development partnership leading to the ... read more.

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Kristin Marshall

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June 20, 2019

Flexible packaging has gained significant market traction in recent years due to advantages like minimal materials usage, ease of printability, low energy use in production, and low cost of transport. In addition, the high barrier potential of multilayer flexible packaging may help to extend the ... read more.

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Kristin Marshall

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June 20, 2019

Produces 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from biomass via hydrothermal processing (HTP) technology

Produces 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from sugars using hydrothermal (HTP) processing technology Focused on developing a downstream market for 5-HMF, using 5-HMF to produce formaldehyde-free resins, novel biopolymers with new and/or enhanced performance features relative to incumbent petroleum-... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

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June 20, 2019

Personalized skin care formulations on demand

Develops personalized skin care formulations in which the type and quantity of ingredients are a function of the skin's elasticity, lipid content, and moisture content  Has patented a "miniature beauty plant" for on-demand formulations in stores; the mini plant comprises the entire production proces... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

June 20, 2019

As a plethora of Fortune 1000 companies along the agrifood value chain observe annual revenue decreases up to billions of dollars per year; these giants are looking outside their four walls and engaging with startups through corporate venture capital (CVC) more than ever, with 15 new arms forming ... read more.

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Thomas Hayes

Agro Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Lux recently attended Future Food Asia (FFA) 2019, sponsored by ID Capital, in Singapore.  More than 300 food and agriculture corporate executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and others gathered to connect and deepen their understanding of three major themes shaping Asia's food system: 1) smallholder... read more.

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Chloe Holzinger

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

June 19, 2019

An innovation cluster is a grouping of independent organizations that operates in a specific sector and is designed to stimulate innovative activity. This is one in a series of insights examining innovation clusters in the energy industry, supported by primary research that Lux Research will be ... read more.

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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 18, 2019

Automated drone technology for inspection, maintenance, and painting of surfaces

Apellix has developed a tethered drone platform for physical inspection and maintenance of industrial surfaces, such as conducting contact-based nondestructive testing (NDT) of coatings on customers' assets The drone's modular multicopter has a customizable sensor payload that the company can tailor... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

June 18, 2019

A membrane technology that separates two solutions based on the difference in their osmotic potential. Many early-stage companies in FO initially targeted seawater desalination to produce drinking water or process water, but the two-step FO process has yet to successfully compete with the incumbent ... read more.

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Patricia Seoane da Silva, Max Halik, and Holly Havel

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June 17, 2019

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in ... read more.

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