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Tim Grejtak

Owning the Energy Transition

February 22, 2019

One of the most crucial developments in the stationary energy storage market over the past two years was not new technology, but new policy, specifically the policies that enabled a single energy storage asset to secure multiple revenue streams by providing different grid services – a practice ... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 22, 2019

GVD

Functional coatings for mold release and electronics protection

Hilton Pryce Lewis and Karen Gleason from the Gleason Lab at MIT spun out GVD in 2001 to commercialize initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) technology, similar to the startup DropWise, also from the Gleason Lab. The company is a developer of iCVD, a platform technology that uses a free-radical... read more.
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Mia Lu

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February 21, 2019

End-to-end platform for water quality and supply management

End-to-end solution supplier for proactive management of water use, quality, and distribution Provides a modular, automated device integrating a range of U.S. EPA-approved methods for direct measurement of up to 21 water quality parameters, such as pH, temperature, turbidity, chlorine, and heavy ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

February 21, 2019

Hyperspectral imaging for automated food inspection and sorting

Developed a custom hyperspectral imaging system that can automatically inspect and sort food products; operates in line with product moving as fast as 120 ft per minute and can detect surface-level foreign objects as small as 2 mm × 2 mm within fractions of a second (can also yield insight in terms ... read more.
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Mia Lu

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February 21, 2019

Fouling-resistant nanofiltration membrane for challenging industrial wastewater reuse

The company was started by two recent graduates from Tufts University, Alex Rappaport (CEO) and Aditi Deorukhakar (VP, Business Development), Chris Drover (CTO), former R&D manager at Oasys Water, and Chris Roy (VP, Product), former field engineer at CeraMem (now part of CTI-Orelis). To date, the ... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

February 21, 2019

Industrial burners for below 5 ppm NOx levels

ClearSign Combustion was founded in 2008 and went public in 2012; via its IPO, the company raised close to $14 million to commercialize its Duplex burners. The Duplex burners are retrofittable, low NOx emission burners that are cost-effective alternatives to incumbent ultra-low-NOx burners and ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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February 21, 2019

Manufacturing analytics platform

The company was founded by CEO Bill Bither, COO Eric Fogg, and Jacob Lauzier in 2014. To date, the company has raised about $13 million, with the most recent $11 million coming in December 2018. Among its investors, we highlight MassVentures, Hyperplane Venture Capital, Tola Capital, and Hub Angels ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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February 21, 2019

AR visualizations for industries

The company was founded by Luis Murcho (CEO) and Gonçalo Pinheiro Santos (CTO); founders have no prior entrepreneurship experience; the company currently has fewer than 10 employees. Glartek has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from an accelerator called Startup Lisboa in 2017 and EDP ... read more.
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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.