Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 13, 2019

Plant-based alternative material to replace the use of plastics for single-use cups and packaging

Developed a biodegradable plant-based material for packaging applications Currently testing its materials with potential customers and plans to establish a pilot production plant early 2020 to manufacture the material on a larger scale Targets single-use cup and packaging applications as an ... read more.
Company Profile

Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

December 13, 2019

Floating solar platforms for marine applications

Oceans of Energy was started in 2016 by current CEO Allard van Hoeken; to date, the company has raised an undisclosed amount of funding, including a €300,000 investment from UNIIQ, as well as funding under EU project FORESEA– which has a total budget of €10.75 ($11.97) million. The company develops ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Digital Transformation More...

December 13, 2019

An innovation cluster is a grouping of independent organizations that operates in a specific sector and is designed to stimulate innovative activity. This is one in a series of insights examining innovation clusters in the energy industry, supported by primary research that Lux Research will be ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Yuan-Sheng Yu

The Future of Mobility

December 12, 2019

Shared electric scooter operator and developer

The company was started by Zachary Wang and Harry Yu in 2016; Zachary is the CEO, bringing experience from the clean energy space, previously founding a residential solar startup and developing electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles; Harry is the CTO, with a data science background specializing in... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

December 12, 2019

Nanosized materials and methods of fabrication that enable greater color purity and color gamut in display panels. Quantum dots are readily available and customizable materials that have been commercialized and also present a potential for additional innovations in the display industry and beyond. ... read more.

Technology

Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

December 12, 2019

AI-based platform for seismic processing and production forecasting

The company was founded by CEO Jean-Paul Dessap in Paris, France, in July 2017; since its founding, the company has opened an office location in Houston, Texas; the company's funding history is unknown. The company makes an integrated AI-based platform to support geoscience workflows from ... read more.
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

December 12, 2019

Acoustic inspection technology for pipeline and subsea inspection in oil and gas

The company was founded in Norway in 2012 to develop cost-effective inspection tools for the oil and gas industry; the company has since expanded operations to Houston, Texas, and is jointly owned by Energy Ventures, Shell Technology Ventures, DNV GL, and Chevron. The company makes ultrawide-band ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

December 12, 2019

Agriculture biologicals subsidiary of Evogene

The company was founded by Evogene as an agriculture biological subsidiary in 2019; Ido Dor, previously leader of the Ag-Biologicals unit at Evogene, is the CEO, and James Presnail, previously director of molecular biology and analytics at Calyxt, acts as COO. Among its investors, we emphasize ... read more.
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Chloe Herrera

Energy Storage More...

December 12, 2019

Solid-state thin-film batteries and large-format pouch cells

Creates thin-film solid-state batteries (SSBs) using an LCO cathode and large-format solid-state pouch cells for EVs using an NMC cathode; each battery technology uses a doped silicon anode and undisclosed electrolyte Its newest thin-film battery has a footprint of 10.75 mm × 3.75 mm, with 0.6 mm ... read more.
Company Profile

Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

December 12, 2019

High-altitude wind power from a tethered drone

Ampyx Power develops an airborne wind energy system (AWES) consisting of a fixed-wing drone connected by a tether to a ground-based generator; this system operates at altitudes between 200 m and 450 m and can reach capacity factors between 40% and 60% depending on the drone's wing area The company ... read more.
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Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

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.

2020 Vision: Top Materials Developments in 2019 and What to Look for in 2020

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

2019 was an eventful year in materials as issues of sustainability and plastic waste issues became a massive concern, digital challenges like materials informatics and data-driven business models continued to grow in popularity, new material platforms like metamaterials and applications like 5G rose -- all while corporate M&A and strategic venturing continued apace. This report reviews some of the biggest developments while looking forward to trends to watch in 2020.

Harnessing the Power of Plant Proteins

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

Plant proteins are, and will continue to be, a key near-term opportunity within the realm of alternative proteins for the food industry. In the last three years, second generation proteins like peas, chickpeas, and oats have risen in dominance, signaling the diversification of plant-based protein sources beyond soy. In addition to differences in quality between protein-rich crops, the realities of agricultural production are relevant considerations, and there are further regional differences complicating the space. Companies across the agrifood ecosystem need to engage productively with plant proteins, both as competitive threats to existing animal protein businesses and as opportunities for new business growth.

Applications and impacts of bioinformatics across the agrifood and health ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

Building on the first phase of Lux's thematic coverage of bioinformatics, the second phase explores the applications and impacts of this technology on the agrifood and health ecosystem through the lens of subjective and objective analyses. Applications and impacts are broken down for agriculture, food, and health and future recommendations of engagement in the space outlined.

The Digital Transformation of Warehousing and Logistics

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

Supply chain's across industries struggle with the fundamental issues of visibility, reliability, and agility. These challenges get further compounded due to the global spread of complex supply chains, slowdown in global economic growth, and broader sustainability goals. On top of that- customers across the board are now more demanding with regards to lead times, reverse logistics, and product customization in the era of e-commerce. Starting off with the downstream end of the supply chain, this report discusses the novel solutions digital technologies bring to warehouses and logistics that could solve the perennial issues of supply chains while also highlighting emerging players, and case studies for a deeper insight.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

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 Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Innovative manufacturing methods to shift production costs and customize products on demand

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

This report will delve into the many ways manufacturers are shifting away from the traditional high-volume, centralized production model in order to lower per unit costs and respond to product diversity and customization. Methods examined will include adaptive manufacturing, distributed manufacturing, and flexible manufacturing, as well as lessons learned from emerging generative design and product simulation methods and their implications for production. The different methods will be defined and analyzed for value, fit to industry sector and business model innovation and readiness.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.