Bst
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Kristin Marshall

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February 14, 2019

Textile coatings from agricultural and algal feedstocks

CEO Matthias Foessel co-founded Beyond Surface Technologies in 2008 after serving as the global director of new technologies at Huntsman and the head of the finishing division at Ciba Specialty Chemicals. The company develops chemical finishes for textiles made partially or fully from renewable raw ... read more.
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Charles Willard

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February 14, 2019

Bacterial nanocellulose (BC) is a multifunctional nanobiomaterial that has shown significant potential in wound care, cosmetic, and food applications. BC is produced via the fermentation of acetic acid bacteria (AAB), which secrete nano- and micro-sized cellulose fibers produced from a row of ... read more.

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Charles Willard

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February 14, 2019

EC Horizon 2020 project building an industrial recycling pilot plant for multilayer packaging and fiber reinforced composites

MultiCycle is a three-year EC Horizon 2020 project that will build an industrial recycling pilot plant for thermoplastic multimaterials, allowing selective recovery of polymers from mixed, multilayered, and composite waste with minimal downgrading of material properties. The project is based on ... read more.
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Ellen mac found
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Kristin Marshall

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February 14, 2019

Facilitating the transition to a more circular economy

Ellen MacArthur, Philip Sellwood, and Peter Morgan founded the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2009 with the support of founding industry partners B&Q, BT, Cisco, National Grid, and Renault; the organization initially raised £6.5 million from Ellen MacArthur and the founding partners to support ... read more.
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Kiverdi
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Charles Willard

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February 14, 2019

Converts single-carbon and hydrogen gas to various products via microbial fermentation

Has a library of more than 200 unique strains of Knallgas bacteria that can convert either carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide and hydrogen to various products, including biostimulants, proteins for human and aquaculture consumption, acrylic acid, lactic acid, multiple oleochemicals (up to 22 carbon ... read more.
Company Profile
Density
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Cole McCollum

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February 14, 2019

The company was founded by CEO Andrew Farah, Brian Weinreich, Jordan Messina, and Robert Grazioli; prior to starting the company, Andrew was the managing partner at a product and software consulting firm. So far, the company has raised about $16.2 million; its most recent round was a $12 million ... read more.
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Ecospearsfinallogo
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Abhirabh Basu

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February 14, 2019

Patented technology for the remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other chemicals from water and dry soil

The company was founded by Serg Albino in 2017 after receiving an exclusive license for the sorbent polymer extraction and remediation system (SPEAR) of persistent toxins in water, initially developed at NASA; the technology was co-invented by Dr. Quinn, Dr. Devor, and Dr. Maloney. To date, the ... read more.
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Bend labs
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Venkatesh Konanur

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February 14, 2019

The company was started by Jared Jones and Shawn Reese in 2013; Bend Labs raised a seed round from the China-based LH Capital Management for an undisclosed amount in 2016. The company makes flexible electrical sensors for measuring the dimensions of products along one to two axes during ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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February 14, 2019

Greater adoption of IoT devices has increased the need for wireless power harvesting, which would make digital deployments easier. These harvesters look to extend the working life of sensors and cut down on the deployment costs by eliminating the need for a wired connection. Due to this potential ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Gihan Hewage and Charles Willard

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February 14, 2019

As the build-up of waste becomes a key issue in today’s linear economy, both the private and public sectors have shown interest in transitioning towards a circular economy. Despite these intentions, many waste conversion technologies are early-stage and will require years of development before ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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.

Understanding the Market Opportunity for Metamaterials

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Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In the past four years, understanding of metamaterials has dramatically improved, and novel manufacturing techniques have become more mature. With the demand from communication and other sectors, metamaterials are on the cusp of commercialization. This report will identify key innovations and obstacles, and begin to quantify the market opportunity around metamaterials.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

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Planned Publication Date: Q2 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?

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

Connected Car: How Connectivity Will Enable Digital Services in The Vehicle

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Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

The connected car technology space is broad and complex and due to this complexity identifying opportunities can be challenging. This report will look at connectivity and the digital services it enables in the car.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

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Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

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

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

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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 Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

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Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

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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.