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Harini Venkataraman

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 22, 2018

The cellular agriculture space is fast-growing, with innovation in cellular and acellular products alike. This report will cover the technology landscape related to cellular agriculture product development, commercialization roadmap for acellular vs. cellular products as well as provide an in-depth ... read more.

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Harshit Sharma

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November 21, 2018

Intelligent hydrate management system for offshore operations

Has developed an early detection system for gas hydrate formation inside offshore pipelines for improved flow assurance and reduced chemical inhibitor opex Termed HydraSENS, the system measures flow composition in real time to estimate where the hydrate is forming and suggest the optimum chemical ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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November 21, 2018

Microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) is an emerging EOR technique that has struggled to gain traction over the past few decades and taken a back seat to more mature technologies like steam injection and, more recently, CO2 gas injection. MEOR involves the introduction of novel microorganisms into ... read more.

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Holly Havel

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November 21, 2018

Downhole gas compressor for shale gas wells

The company was started by the research and development team at Calnetix Technologies and spun out as a subsidiary in 2016; to date, the company has raised an undisclosed amount of funding through a round led by Equinor Technology Ventures and Cooper and Company. The company is a developer of ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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November 21, 2018

AI platform to optimize blending, trading, and logistics

The company was founded by CEO Nouman Ahmad and CTO Ian Burgess in 2015 to develop a handheld device that can assess quality specifications of oil and hazardous waste profiles. So far, the company has raised about $10.7 million, with its most recent $7 million seed round led by Sallyport Investments... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

Alternative Fuels More...

November 21, 2018

Lux Research's Energy team was recently in attendance at the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2018 (see here for the 10 key takeaways from SIEW). As part of the week, Lux spoke at the Asian Downstream Summit 2018 (ADS 2018), sharing the stage and panel discussions with key industry ... read more.

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Holly Havel

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November 21, 2018

Process of increasing the amount of recoverable oil from a reservoir. Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) offers a rare innovation landscape in the oil and gas industry where operators largely outpace service players, and academic papers observe stronger growth than patents. Despite the significant benfits ... read more.

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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

November 21, 2018

In 2016, Lux analyzed the lidar funding landscape and identified a focus on low-cost and scalable sensor technology (for more details, see "$300 million in lidar funding reflects the need for low-cost systems"). In 2017 and 2018, investors poured upward of an additional $415 million of disclosed ... read more.

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Christopher Robinson

Digital Transformation More...

November 21, 2018

As part of Singapore International Energy Week, Lux Research was invited to speak at Innovations in Digital Energy Asia. It was a timely event that could be considered the unofficial launch of Singapore's open electricity market, which started the process of liberalization on the same day of the ... read more.

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Tim Grejtak

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November 21, 2018

Manufacturer and developer of Li-ion batteries, packs, and systems for mobility applications

Farasis Energy is a manufacturer of Li-ion cells and packs for Chinese automakers as well as a developer of supporting battery technologies like cathodes, anode, and recycling, though the company has focused primarily on scaling operations and commercial sales Sells a 32 Ah capacity NMC 532 cell ... read more.
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Li-ion Battery Innovation Roadmap

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

The future of battery electric vehicles depend on innovations in Li-ion battery anode, cathode, and electrolyte materials. Understanding how and when these materials make it to market will be key to succeeding as a Li-ion battery materials supplier. This report forecasts the market share of the various anode and cathode technologies over time, and assesses the impact of different commodity price scenarios on that roadmap.

Innovating Innovation: How Technology is Changing Technology Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

As the importance of innovation for company growth has risen, the complexity of innovation management has soared, limiting its impact. To get back on the path to growth, companies need to add the next new discipline to innovation management – data science – to better integrate existing tools and improve efficiency and impact.

Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

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.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: May 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 the space in order to assess its true potential.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

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.