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Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

July 18, 2019

Technology capable of converting atmospheric moisture into drinkable or otherwise usable water. Atmospheric water generation (AWG), often referred to as air-to-water or water-from-air, provides an alternative source of drinking or irrigation water. It will remain a niche opportunity, largely due to ... read more.

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Venkatesh Konanur

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July 18, 2019

Laser dispersion spectroscopy-based gas analyzer

The company was started by Chief Scientific Officer Damien Weidmann and Mohammed Belal in 2015; to date, Mirico has raised $5.7 million, with the lead investor being Foresight Group, a VC that focuses on clean energy technologies. The company makes laser dispersion-based spectroscopic devices for ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

July 18, 2019

About 16% of the natural gas emissions in the U.S. come from transportation and storage, and a further 6% come from distribution. Failure points like cracks in transport systems form the Achilles heel of the oil and gas industry. While oil and gas companies have largely controlled their emissions in... read more.

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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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July 18, 2019

Materials and manufacturing methods that enable displays to reversibly change and adopt shapes. The flexible display is an example of an established market opportunity without incumbent technology. Materials innovation is a bottleneck in unlocking sales on the scale of billions. While such displays ... read more.

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Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

July 17, 2019

Devices that store energy through the separation of electrical charges, thereby achieving high power density but poor energy density; they are also commonly referred to as ultracapacitors. Due to a lack of clear market fit and continued cost reductions in Li-ion batteries, supercapacitor innovations... read more.

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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

July 17, 2019

Flow batteries have been in development since the 1970s, but despite being designed for stationary storage, they have failed to exceed even 3% of that market. Instead, Li-ion dominates the stationary storage landscape, accounting for 84% of total deployments since 2011. Many startups have entered ... read more.

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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

July 17, 2019

Long-duration energy storage using fuels synthesized by solid oxide fuel cells

The company was founded by Christopher Graves to commercialize research he developed from the Technical University of Denmark. Among its investors, we emphasize the Department of Energy, which has issued early-stage funding through the Berkeley National Lab incubator Cyclotron Road. The company ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

July 16, 2019

Today, more than 780 million people in 43 countries are suffering from water shortages due to overuse and pollution of freshwater, which is scarce and very unevenly distributed across the world. As populations grow and economies develop, global demand for water has been increasing at an annual rate ... read more.

Case Study

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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. 

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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.