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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

June 25, 2019

Plant-based meat analog products using 3D printing

Makes plant-based meat analog products using 3D printing technology; employs cellulose derivative in a 3D printing cartridge, which can be used as a self-assembling binder in place of other food binders Looking to raise about $2 million over the course of 2019 to complete product development In ... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Owning the Energy Transition

June 25, 2019

Last month, Lux Research was invited to join a seminar hosted by the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) to discuss the role of renewable energy in Southeast Asia's energy transition. While the region's lofty goal of increasing the share of renewable energy to 23% by 2025 has seen a rise in ... read more.

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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

June 24, 2019

In April 2019, Lux released the report "Artificial Intelligence: A Framework to Identify Challenges and Guide Successful Outcomes," which presented a framework to enhance success rates in implementing AI in industry. The report recommended that clients begin the AI thought process with the following... read more.

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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

June 24, 2019

Rapid connection hardware for distributed energy resources

Develops power electronics hardware in the form of an electrical meter collar, which creates an installation point for distributed energy resources (DERs) like photovoltaic inverters, electric vehicle chargers, or energy storage Through avoiding installation at the main electrical distribution panel... read more.
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Max Halik

Next Generation Power More...

June 24, 2019

Hydrogen catalysis process for generation of heat

Clean Planet was founded in 2012; since then, it has raised approximately $6 million in total venture funding from Miura Kogyo and Mitsubishi Jisho. The company is developing a chemical reaction process; it claims that by introducing pressurized hydrogen gas with a heated palladium catalyst, excess ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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June 24, 2019

Converts organic feedstocks into a complex functional animal feed ingredient

The company was founded by Suresh Menon, Ph.D.; Menon Renewable Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Menon International. The company makes a feed ingredient (branded MrFeed) using a proprietary fermentation process called CelTherm. The CelTherm process converts cellulosic feedstock to a ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

June 24, 2019

LemnaTec continues to lead the development of digital phenotyping technologies. The company offers products for the laboratory scale as well as high-throughput phenotyping (HTP). Its laboratory-scale systems measure parameters detected from the visible light, infrared (IR), and near-infrared (NIR) ... read more.

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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

June 24, 2019

E-commerce platform for agriculture products leveraging competitive matching

Agrellus develops an e-commerce platform for agriculture products that decreases consumer purchasing pain points Agrellus does not handle the products available on its platform, but instead matches vendors with growers through competitive quotes Anonymized data regarding quotes selected by a grower ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

June 24, 2019

Analytics and operational intelligence software platform for energy and heavy industry assets

Jungle develops software tools powered by machine learning algorithms to deliver predictive maintenance and identify operational inefficiencies in energy assets, such as wind turbines and power transformers, and heavy industry machinery Software flags main issues that maintenance and operations ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

June 24, 2019

Developer of cell-based crustacean meat

The company was founded by Sandhya Sriram (CEO) and Ka Yi Ling (CTO), both previously researchers in the field of stem cells at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). So far, the company has raised about $4.8 million, with $4.6 million coming through a seed round in April ... read more.
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Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: July 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.

New business models emerge in the agrichemical industry

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

Digital transformation is occurring across commercial industries and a similar transformation is emerging in the agrichemical sector. Currently 90% of growers receive inputs directly from agrichemical manufacturer/distributors that apply traditional business to business (B2B) models, but digital transformation provides the opportunity to relieve pain points from the B2B model; for example, enabling product performance comparisons, decreasing transaction speed, and enabling data driven product selection and recommendation. We will walk through the current market trends and landscape of this digital transformation, discuss emerging E-commerce business models, and provide insight regarding the digital future of the agrichemical industry.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: July 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.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

The 2019 Lux Competitive Benchmark for Large Chemical and Material Companies: Assessing Corporate Innovation Effort and Business Performance

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

This reports updates Lux’s popular Lux Competitive Benchmark (LCB) report on large chemical and material companies first published last year. Although centuries old and largely mature technically and organizationally, the chemical industry still requires innovation to drive growth in a tough globally competitive market. To assess who is positioned to succeed, we analyze 40 top chemical and material firms using the LCB (which scores companies based on Innovation Effort and Business Execution) and other analysis tools. We examine the relationships between Innovation Effort and Business Execution, open and internal innovation, and tech research type across the whole industry and for specific industry segments.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: July 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.

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The digital transformation provides a launching point for digital-native companies to establish themselves in the physical industries. Incumbents need to anticipate how this change will impact their industry and act on the threats that they face. We create a framework for understanding the digital transformation of an industry, which identifies six core outcomes that digital transformation achieves in any application: uncover invisible insights, predict the future, optimize, upskill humans, make information accessible, and automate. We also discuss how digital use cases, tools, and outcomes are typically lateral across industries, and thus how learnings from one industry can translate to another.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 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.