Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 13, 2019

Developer of biofertilizer with complex microbial consortia and humates

Bontera was founded by Iqbal Kalla in Dallas, Texas Bontera's product includes at least 30 different microorganisms (the species remain undefined on the label) and humates The company reached commercialization in 2016 and now has an R&D facility, but relies on industrial fermentation partners to ... read more.
Company Profile

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 13, 2019

On-site aqueous ammonia generation for crop fertilization

Atmonia was founded by Helga Dögg Flosadóttir (co-founder and CEO), Arnar Sveinbjornsson (co-founder and CTO), and Egill Skulason (CSO and co-founder) following experimental confirmation of ammonia production, based on predefined catalyst surfaces from first principle calculations indicating the ... read more.
Company Profile

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 13, 2019

Subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company that develops biostimulants and biopesticides

The company was started by Sumitomo Chemical Company following its acquisition of the Ag Specialties business unit of Abbott Laboratories. The company makes biopesticides (microbial and plant-based) and biostimulants (chemical and microbial) targeting the agriculture, forestry, and public health ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 13, 2019

Commodity trading and farm data transparency

Dan Luff founded Hectare Agritech with Jamie McInnes (CTO) in 2014 through the SellMy Livestock service The impetus was to decrease the distance of travel required to sell livestock to prevent profit loss due to weight reduction caused by stress in transit as well as reduce the risk of disease to ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 13, 2019

3D bioprinting of human tissue

The company was founded by Fabien Guillemot and Bruno Brisson based on technology developed at the University of Bordeaux. The company is a developer of 3D bioprinters for tissue engineering. Among its investors, we emphasize government sources, crowdfunding (via WiSEED), and undisclosed industrial ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

May 13, 2019

Virtual power plants (VPPs) are moving from concept to broad deployment throughout many countries worldwide, aiming to get the most out of distributed energy resources (DERs) in these regions. Examples of the most recent efforts include Statkraft's 1 GW VPP in the U.K., Tesla's 250 MW VPP in South ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

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

Industrial Wastewater Market Trends and Opportunities

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

This report will cover a market size of the major heavy industrial wastewater markets in North America. This will also include an analysis on which markets are the most attractive in terms of growth opportunities versus barrier to entry.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

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

Electrochemicals - What Will It Take for Electricity to Deliver the Final Blow to Oil?

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Electrochemical conversion is 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.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

Unlocking the Value of Digital Transformation: An Industry-Agnostic Framework for the Physical Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

With pervasive connectivity, cheap sensing, and the rise of advanced analytics, industries that have not traditionally been digital-forward are seeing rapid, transformative change as they collect and use more data than ever before and as their product ecosystems become digitized. As digital becomes a major differentiating point in product innovation, incumbents will face a threat of being relegated to second-tier roles as contract manufacturers and commodity players, and must take action today to create a role for themselves in the future of their industry. The first step in this adaptation is understanding the impacts and future trajectory of digital transformation in the physical industries, which are addressed in this report.

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.

Smart home in China

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

The smart home segment in China is at the tipping point, driven by residents' unmet needs for convenience and security, the adoption of new home projects as a property differentiator, and the participation of AI developers who see smart home as a major user interface. This report will analyze the dynamic value chain of China smart home, compare key innovators and cutting-edge innovations, and identify market trends and opportunities for Lux clients realize business success in the growing segment.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This report will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.