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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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May 26, 2019

Last week was very bright and colorful in the display industry, as all the major display manufacturers and supply chain players gathered together at the SID Display Week conference in San Jose, California. Many parallel sessions delved into all aspects of electronic user interfaces, from broad, ... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 26, 2019

Reusable or recyclable wind turbines

A collaboration among Vestas, Aarhus University, and the Danish Technological Institute, Dreamwind (Designing Recyclable Advanced Materials for Wind Energy) is a research project aimed to develop wind turbines that can be disassembled for reuse in wind or other sectors, active between March 2016 and... read more.
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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

May 24, 2019

Blockchain-based marketplace for renewable virtual power purchase agreements (PPAs)

The company was founded by Artūras Asakavičius, Kaspar Kaarlep, and Nikolaj Martyniuk in 2017 and raised $40 million in an initial coin offering (ICO) in 2018; in April 2019, it joined the Free Electrons accelerator program. The company develops a marketplace where companies can purchase renewable ... read more.
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Max Halik

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May 24, 2019

Renewable energy asset management and analytics platform

The company was founded by Jonas Corné and Oscar Winter in 2010 and has disclosed €5 million in venture funding from Korys raised in March 2018. Greenbyte has developed a renewable utility-scale asset management and optimization platform to monitor the performance of solar and wind assets over time ... read more.
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Max Halik

Next Generation Power More...

May 24, 2019

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities recently approved 20-year contracts made by Vineyard Wind to sell power generated from its planned 800 MW offshore wind farm. This may represent a watershed moment for offshore wind in the U.S. – actual progress in approving and building out farms ... read more.

Case Study
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

May 24, 2019

Biostimulants to increase intrinsic yield potential and yield stability

Koch Biological Solutions, LLC (Koch Bio) is an affiliate of Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) In December 2014, Koch Bio acquired a portion of Mendel Biotechnology's assets and personnel The company's first product, a biofertilizer, is scheduled for release in 2019; other products in the developmental ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 24, 2019

The company's management team includes strong industry experience from Jeff Ubersax (CEO; previous VP of R&D at Amyris), Darren Platt (president; director of research at 23andMe and head of bioinformatics at the Joint Genome Institute), and Cynthia Bryant (marketing and branding for CPG companies). ... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

May 23, 2019

End-to-end waste oil collector and biodiesel producer

The company was founded by Shiva Vig in 2015 with the intention of providing a waste management solution for India's food and beverage industry and meet the country's rising demand for sustainable transportation fuel. The company is an end-to-end biodiesel producer with a used cooking oil (UCO) ... read more.
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 23, 2019

Welds fibrous biomass into fiber and alternative leather materials

Developed a process that reformats fibrous biomass into either natural fibers or an alternative leather material; primarily utilizes virgin and recycled cotton for its fiber platform and vegetable or soybean oil with hemp and cork waste for its alternative leather material; the alternative leather ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

May 23, 2019

Fuels and aromatic chemicals from ethanol, sugars, and lignocellulosic biomass

Virent is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation Converts bio-based feedstocks into fuels and aromatic chemicals via an aqueous-phase catalytic process; products are drop-in replacements for petroleum-based fuels and chemicals  Claims to be able to use the same catalytic systems... read more.
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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.