Steeper
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Runeel Daliah

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December 9, 2018

Hydrothermal liquefaction process to convert organic matter into biocrude

Develops a hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology for conversion of organic matter into biocrude using a supercritical water process Primary feedstock is wood residues; looking to expand to sewage and municipal solid waste (MSW) Developing a 30 bpd biocrude demonstration-scale project with Silva... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

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December 9, 2018

2018 was an eventful year within the Alternative Fuels space. High-profile technology developers like LanzaTech and Fulcrum BioEnergy have finally surpassed significant milestones on their long-anticipated commercial projects, the cellulosic ethanol space is getting a fresh makeover with newly ... read more.

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Runeel Daliah

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December 9, 2018

Conversion of syngas to synthetic fuels. The capital-intensive nature of GTL plants using Fischer-Tropsch technology prohibits their commercial deployment when using natural gas feedstock during sustained periods of low oil prices. Commercial interest now lies in small-scale deployments that use ... read more.

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Kristin Marshall

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December 6, 2018

Wood fiber-plastic composite for carrier bags

Produces wood-plastic composite materials by combining virgin soft wood kraft pulp (70% by weight) and an undisclosed thermoplastic resin (30% by weight); has achieved a target of making its material 90% to 95% bio-based by using bio-based polymers like PLA for the plastic component and is exploring... read more.
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Hs manufacturing group
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 6, 2018

Sucrose fatty acid ester coating to improve the wet strength of cellulosic materials

Developed a sucrose fatty acid ester coating for cellulosic materials with claims of improved strength, thermal stability, and water, grease, and oil resistance while remaining recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable; can apply the coating with a few industrial-standard processes Claims ... read more.
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Tyler Ogden

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December 6, 2018

Tidal stream turbines for utility-scale generation

Founded in 2010 by Simon Forrest and Gary Connor, the company has since received over $2.5 million in grants under the EU's Horizon 2020 program. The company develops a 100 kW tidal turbine with two rotors and a target operational lifetime of 20 years; the turbine is capable of bidirectional ... read more.
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Max Halik

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December 6, 2018

Small modular reactor with Brayton cycle engine design

The company was started by Claudio Filippone in 2016 to commercialize a small modular reactor based on a gas-cooled reactor design developed in the 1950s to power rockets and jets; it has not disclosed venture funding, but received $2.3 million in grant funding under the Department of Energy's ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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December 6, 2018

Novel metal matrix composite metallization for solar PV cells

The company was founded by CTO Sang Han in 2017 based on research out of the University of New Mexico and the Air Force Research Laboratory; the company has been awarded $150,000 in grant funding from the U.S. DOE, U.S. Air Force, and New Mexico Economic Development Department. The company makes ... read more.
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Woodoo
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Kristin Marshall

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December 6, 2018

Wood-based materials for furniture, packaging, automotive, and construction applications

Produces wood-based materials with improved flame resistance, weather resistance, strength, and durability over natural wood Two-step process partially removes lignin from wood and reinforces the resulting cellulose matrix with a bio-based polymer, preserving the natural structure of the material; ... read more.
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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.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.

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