Indorama ventures
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 28, 2019

A clear path to commercialization is emerging in the polyethylene terephthalate (PET) chemical recycling space. In our previous analysis of this circular economy-enabling process, we stated that each developer, despite small technological variations, made similar processing cost and time projections... read more.

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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

February 28, 2019

AI-defined sensors for traffic management

The company was started by CEO Tar Kreisler, CTO Uriel Katz, and Or Sela in 2017; to date, NoTraffic has raised $3.4 million, with the most recent funding being a $3.2 million seed round in 2018 led by Lool Ventures and North First Ventures. The company is a developer of connected edge devices that ... read more.
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Xnorai
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

February 28, 2019

Lightweight deep learning models for mobile devices

The company was founded by CEO Ali Farhadi and CTO Mohammed Rastegari in 2016; to date, Xnor has raised $14.6 million, with the most recent $12 million coming from a Series A round in 2018. The company is a developer of tailored neural network models that can be exported onto devices with limited ... read more.
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Un
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

February 28, 2019

A recent UN study has revealed conclusive data that the brine production from seawater desalination has the potential to harm the ocean ecosystem. The study is calling on the desalination industry to improve its brine management practices. The key findings of the report are as follows: There are ... read more.

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Uber
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Christopher Robinson

Consumer IoT More...

February 27, 2019

The rapid rise of ride-hailing services lowered costs and increased convenience for on-demand transport, and its growth led to soaring valuations of nearly $100 billion for Uber and Didi Chuxing. Although convenient for users, it can cause headaches for governments, specifically urban planners or ... read more.

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Flexitricity
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

February 27, 2019

Virtual power plant aggregator for demand response

The company was started by Alastair Martin in 2004; it received an undisclosed amount of funding from Archangels in 2005 and was acquired by Alpiq in 2014. The company develops a platform for demand response and market participation of distributed energy resources (DERs) through aggregation into ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

February 27, 2019

Introduction Direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing (GT) or consumer genomics companies have been around for more than a decade. The personal genomics era was kick-started by 23andMe, and since then, more than 200 genetic testing companies have appeared. A typical transaction involves the consumer... read more.

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Deepcast
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Holly Havel

Digital Transformation More...

February 27, 2019

Integrated digital platform for upstream oil and gas applications

The company was founded by CEO Hector Klie and CTO Arturo Klie in Houston, Texas, in April 2017 to develop big data and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the oil and gas industry; the company has been fully bootstrapped to date. The company is a developer of an integrated digital platform ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 27, 2019

Organic semiconducting polymer blends that have stable carrier mobility at high temperature

Discovered semiconducting polymer blends that are thermally stable under high temperature The blends consist of diketopyrrolopyrrole-thiophene (DPP-T, or P1), which is a conjugated polymer, and Poly(N-vinyl carbazole) (PVK), which has glass transition temperature of 220 °C The blends with 55% to 65... read more.
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

February 26, 2019

Downhole barrier solutions for well integrity and well abandonment

Developing fluid-based solutions to support the integrity of cement barriers for various downhole applications, primarily well integrity and well abandonment; claims to reduce well abandonment costs by up to 50% Solution consists of swellable micropolymers that are designed to clog unwanted voids ... read more.
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