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Mia Lu

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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

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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

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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

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

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.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.