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Josh Kern

Consumer IoT More...

April 19, 2019

Smart home platform for multi-unit properties

Develops a smart home hub that integrates with dozens of third-party devices, such as locks, thermostats, motion sensors, and lights; devices are generally installed into the building's electrical wiring at the point of construction The platform includes building management software that allows ... read more.
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Carbon recycling international
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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

April 18, 2019

Methanol from renewable energy and flue gas using electrolysis and catalytic chemistry

Produces methanol via direct catalytic hydrogenation of CO2; obtains CO2 from carbon capture and generates hydrogen from water electrolysis Core innovation is process design; catalysts obtained from undisclosed supplier Launched a 5 million liter per year methanol demonstration plant in 2012 in ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

April 18, 2019

End-to-end monitoring systems for nonrevenue water, meter health, and leak detection

Offer hardware to continuously monitor the health and accuracy of a water meter (or any flow meter) using three sensors, cellular communications, and edge processing capabilities; technology finds hidden revenue and meter errors and can use acoustics to identify leaks Utilities recieve the results ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

April 18, 2019

Nuclear magnetic resonance sensors for monitoring of heavy fuel oil and water quality

The company was founded by owner and CEO Ole Jensen, former founder of Danish Bluetooth pioneer Digianswer. To date, the company has raised approximately $2.6 million from several angel investors. The company makes real-time, online fluid measuring devices, CatGuard and Tveskaeg, based on nuclear ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 18, 2019

Blockchain-based marketplace for component manufacturing

The company was founded by Jeremy Goodwin (CEO) and Andy Tong (Strategic Advisor) in 2013; the founders have expertise in corporate development and finance but lack prior domain experience; the company has fewer than 20 employees. So far, the company has raised about $545,000 through multiple seed ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

April 18, 2019

IoT platform for industrial enterprises

Develops an IoT platform for industries that can be used to connect devices, manage data and applications, and provide analytics; recently pivoted its focus from automobiles to manufacturing industries Claims differentiation in the platform's capability to connect and manage edge devices, as well as... read more.
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Drishti
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

April 18, 2019

Computer vision software to optimize manual processes in manufacturing

Offers a computer vision software for the factory environment to assess worker activity and develop efficient operational practices Claims that it solves an unmet need in the automated factory by quantifying the efficiency of work and processes that involve employees with real-time information, as ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 18, 2019

This is the third article in a series of insights from Lux's participation in the Mobile World Congress (MWC19) in Barcelona. We've previously highlighted the hype surrounding 5G, from fake 5G that does not conform to international standards to 5G that is still far from commercial deployment. Two ... read more.

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Christopher Robinson

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 18, 2019

Personal rapid transit

Transit X is designing a high-capacity personal rapid transit (PRT) system that uses an overhead monorail and suspended pods capable of carrying up to four adult passengers Pods are electric vehicles that can generate their own power from solar panels or recharge wirelessly on locations on the track... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Consumer IoT More...

April 18, 2019

Smart home energy monitoring with electricity disaggregation

Offers a connected home energy monitoring system with embedded processing power to perform load disaggregation Uses current transformer (CT) sensors to gather electricity measurements directly from the home electricity panel a million times per second Continues to target the consumer market directly... read more.
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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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

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.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.