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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

May 16, 2019

Catalytic breakdown of long-chain hydrocarbons into small-chain hydrocarbons for maximizing light distillate yields in refineries. The fluid catalytic cracker (FCC) is one of the most important secondary refining processes for fuel production in the oil and gas industry today, a status the ... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 16, 2019

Lux attended the biennial European Coatings Show 2019 in Nuremberg, an event that drew 30,500 visitors from 124 countries and showcased the spectrum of paints, coatings, sealants, and adhesives. Many of the challenges from other industries also rang true for coatings – themes like uncertainty around... read more.

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Miraj Mainali

Agro Innovation More...

May 16, 2019

High-resolution Earth imagery using nanosatellites

Designs and manufactures nanosatellites equipped with cameras that can capture high-resolution images in the visual and near-infrared (NIR) range Claims differentiation in the scalability of its nanosatellites, which are 1,000× smaller and have a hundreds of thousands of times lower launch cost but ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

May 16, 2019

Event-driven vision sensors for automotive applications

Develops event-driven vision sensors for use within autonomous systems Differentiates by offering vision sensors that are activated at the pixel level, as opposed to firing up the entire array, which leads to a frame-level image capture, as in competing event-driven products Targets the automotive ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

May 16, 2019

The company was founded by CEO Joe Luong and COO Maarten Weehuizen in 2014; to date, Crypta has received a total of $2.3 million, with lead investment from Henley Business Angels. Crypta offers both a hardware and a software solution for IoT security; the company uses light to create randomized ... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

May 16, 2019

Renewable diesel distributor for road, marine, and rail industry

The company was started by Dirk Kronemeijer in 2015 to tackle the low-carbon fuel demand of the marine sector following being a founding executive of SkyNRG, which focuses on low-carbon fuels for the aviation sector. The company does not develop its own technology, instead focusing on supply chain ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

May 15, 2019

Pipeline inspection, pigging, robotics, and failure prevention tools

Offers a range of inspection tools (tethered and untethered) based on ultrasound and electromagnetic sensing for pipeline condition assessment Technology operates while pipeline is in operation and identifies its condition, including cracks or breaks, corrosion, leakages, wall thickness degradation... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 14, 2019

3D reinforced carbon fiber composites

Developed a roll-to-roll process to apply a coating of vertically oriented short carbon fibers to fabrics and unidirectional tapes; the process can be used to make both three-dimensionally reinforced prepregs and fabrics Uses proprietary magnetic field technology to control the direction of the ... read more.
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Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

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.

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.

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.