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Christopher Robinson

Energy Storage More...

November 16, 2018

With over 2 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road today, automakers are expanding their offerings to capture a greater part of this segment. This report quantifies this closing gap using detailed data on specifications and sales of EVs and finds the EV inflection point, where plug-in vehicle ... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

November 16, 2018

Energy management systems for commercial and industrial buildings, capable of monitoring and analyzing energy data in order to enable or perform changes in building systems to increase energy and operational efficiency. BEMS developers keep expanding capabilities to deliver more granular monitoring ... read more.

Technology
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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 15, 2018

Novel products based on graphene nanoplatelets and graphene oxide nanoplatelets

AzTrong produces graphene nanoplatelets and graphene oxide nanoplatelets through a modified Hummers' method reaction; it uses these materials to produce conductive sheets and compounded polymer products GO sheets have an in-plane thermal conductivity of 700 W/mK to 1,750 W/mK, are electrically ... read more.
Company Profile
Waterbridge
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Abhirabh Basu

Exploration and Production More...

November 15, 2018

Hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas has seen a significant uptick since late 2016. Rig count data from 2017 shows a resurgence in production. For instance, the most active shale basins – Permian, Eagle Ford, Cana-Woodford, and Marcellus – doubled their rig counts in May 2017 in contrast to May 2016... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 15, 2018

Rapid, automated microbial monitoring in water

Spun out of Veolia and privately backed by investors since 2016 Offers an EPA-certified rapid and fully automated on-site microbial detection system for the entire water and wastewater cycle Uses a cartridge with an enzyme and polymer substrate that reacts in the presence of E. coli, fecal coliform... read more.
Company Profile
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

November 15, 2018

Develops nutrient adsorption substrate for nutrient remediation and slow-release fertilizer

The company was founded by Hunter Swisher through the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Phospholutions licenses a mineral substrate (RhizoSorb) from Penn State that adsorbs phosphate ions from solution and can release them in a concentration-... read more.
Company Profile
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 15, 2018

Hydraulic separation of fat, oil, and grease from water without chemicals

U.K.-based FS Engineering's exclusive partner in North America Provides oil/water separators that it claims reduce 99% of free oil to below 100 ppm and recover high-purity, marketable oil containing less than 5% moisture Technology can augment or replace traditional dissolved air flotation (DAF), ... read more.
Company Profile
Zero mass water
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 15, 2018

Harvesting water from ambient air with a solar panel

The company was founded by CEO Cody Friesen, an associate professor of materials science at Arizona State University, who also co-founded zinc-air battery company Fluidic Energy. To date, the company has raised about $53 million in multiple rounds from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Material Impact ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Metron
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

November 15, 2018

Energy analysis and optimization software for industrial sites

Develops energy analytics and optimization software for industrial sites, aiming to provide visibility and analysis around energy consumption, identify energy-saving opportunities, and forecast future consumption Collects multiple data points from existing on-site hardware and software systems, as ... read more.
Company Profile
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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

November 15, 2018

Distribution network monitoring and fault detection with synchrophasor measurement

The company was founded by Paolo Romano, Lorenzo Zanni, and Marco Pignati in 2017 as a spinoff from EPFL Lausanne; it has since received a small amount of seed and grant funding and participated in startup programs offered by ABB and National Instruments, but has not disclosed any venture funding. ... read more.
Company Snapshot

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2018

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.

APAC Oil and Gas Innovation Landscape

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: November 2018

The demand for hydrocarbons is growing and is projected to be led by major Asian economies such as India and China. With the region largely driven by national oil companies, this report analyses the innovation landscape of Asian oil companies, how it differs from their IOC counterparts, and the potential opportunities the region offers to western oil companies as countries such as India begin to privatize its oil and gas market. 

Breaking Through Barriers to Industry 4.0

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: November 2018

All the necessary tools and technologies of Industry 4.0 are available now, yet companies continue to struggle with strategy and adoption. What is holding it back? This report will take a firsthand look at barriers to success in Industry 4.0, and how clients can find a path to success within their respective industries.

Polymer Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will develop a landscape of polymer innovation in terms of industry players, key technologies, and trends. It will also highlight unmet needs and emerging opportunities.

CSI Large Company Report: Corning

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

In June 2018, Lux published a report rating 40 of the world's largest chemical and material companies on innovation effort and business performance using the Lux Competitive Benchmark (LCB). The company that scored highest on both Innovation Effort and Business Execution was the New York-based specialty glass and ceramics company Corning. This report will examine the role of tech innovation in the firm's business strategy and business operations.

Data Sharing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Effective data sharing has the potential to optimize industrial processes by gaining access to larger and/or adjacent data sets. However, the risk is sharing confidential data potentially with competitors. In this report, we will examine how to make the most of data sharing in your supply chain and potentially even with competitors, while mitigating the potential data security risks.

Autonomous Vehicle Development in APAC

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

There has been an enormous amount of activity from Asia in autonomous vehicles. Korean giants (LG, Samsung) want to become premium Tier 1s. Japan wants commercial robotaxis by the 2020 Olympics, China wants to beat the U.S., and Singapore is interested in every space-saving, smart city related technology out there. In this report, we will analyze the autonomous vehicle innovation activity coming out of APAC.

Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

The smart home has largely fallen short of expectations to date, but new innovations like Amazon Alexa and the ecosystems they support, in addition to new technology and product development, are starting to make some of the hype into commercial reality. We evaluate the categories of smart home innovation to understand the landscape and products ready for market.

19 for 2019: Transformational Innovations Reshaping the World

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

We asked the Lux Research analyst team: “What innovations and technologies will you be following in 2019 that have the greatest potential to transform the world over the next decade?” We also investigated the same question using our Lux Intelligence Engine data platform. This report shows the top 19 transformational technologies reshaping the world, ranked and evaluated for their industry impact. We also highlight what changed from last year's list, what companies are best-positioned to lead based on their innovation in these 19 areas, and what the longer list - the Lux 299 - looks like.

How to Make Money in Energy Storage: Deriving Value through Stacking Revenue Streams

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Batteries for grid energy storage are not yet economically viable, but this may change if it becomes possible to address multiple businesses at the same time. That is hard to do, however, because different applications require different battery characteristics. This report will investigate the technical and business potential for application stacking, and identify which locations in the grid are most favorable to tap into different revenue streams.

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