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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

Agro Innovation More...

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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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

June 24, 2019

Developer of dairy, egg, and meat proteins made via biotechnology and fermentation

The company is a spinout of Ginkgo Bioworks led by CEO Jonathan McIntyre (former head of R&D at Indigo Agriculture and former SVP of R&D at PepsiCo) and CCO Michele Fite (former executive at Kerry, Nestlé, and DuPont). To date, the company has raised approximately $90 million through a Series A ... read more.
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Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

The Market Opportunity for Emerging Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Overview: As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.