Salto
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Jessica Hernandez

Energy Storage More...

January 16, 2019

Hardware and software solutions for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

The company was founded by Didrik Andreas Eidsvig in 2000 as Denor Capital Management; the company changed its name to Salto Ladestasjoner in 2017; in May 2017, DEFA, a Norwegian company offering products and services for mobility and the built environment, acquired Salto for an undisclosed amount. ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation More...

January 15, 2019

Virtual assistant and SDK

CEO Keyvan Mohajer, VP of Product James Horn, and VP of Engineering Majid Emami founded SoundHound in 2005; in 2018, the company raised a $100 million corporate round from investors Tencent, Hyundai, and Daimler to compete in the digital assistant market; to date, SoundHound has raised a total of $... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Owning the Energy Transition

January 14, 2019

Develops PEM systems for water electrolysis

Develops electrolyzer systems for polymer exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis; claims differentiation though compact size of systems, which results in low costs and high efficiencies Uses PEM stack technology from Giner ELX; offers modular systems with capacities between 0.025 MW and 2 MW Claims ... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

Energy Storage More...

January 14, 2019

An electrochemical cell that converts hydrogen or hydrocarbon fuel and oxygen into electricity and water for stationary power and mobility applications. Fuel cell development and commercialization has been backed by major governments like Japan and South Korea and industries like automotive and oil ... read more.

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Chloe Holzinger

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2019

Li-ion batteries using protected metallic lithium anodes

Sion Power develops Li-ion cells with protected metallic lithium (Li) anodes; it has stopped pursuing its lithium-sulfur (LiS) technology to focus on its Li-ion cells Deposits Li anode on a metallic substrate instead of using the more common Li foil, then applies a hybrid inorganic/polymer ... read more.
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Holst
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Josh Kern

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2019

The advent of smart textiles saw a range of sensing technologies, mainly aimed at healthcare, sports, and military markets. Beyond sensing, a range of technologies for integrating displays into textiles has been an active area of development since the mid-2000s. Philips showcased its Lumalive LED-... read more.

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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

January 14, 2019

Full-stack AI home robot company

Develops an AI home robot product, which will be released January 2019 Differentiates by implementing advanced simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms on its platform The company is looking to branch out into other home robot applications, such as pet/elderly care and surveillance ... read more.
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Waterbridge
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Abhirabh Basu

Exploration and Production More...

January 14, 2019

Today, E&Ps are outsourcing water operations that they traditionally managed in-house, as it is becoming cheaper to build pipeline capacity than to haul millions of barrels per day (bpd) using trucks. The rapidly growing midstream segment has responded to the water infrastructure needs of oil and ... read more.

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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

January 14, 2019

Electricity retail with smart metering and residential customer load disaggregation

The company was founded by Christian Bogatu and Daniel von Gaertner in 2017; it has disclosed a seed round of €3 million ($3.4 million) in funding from Innogy Innovation Hub and was also announced as a participant in the 2018 Free Electrons accelerator cohort. Fresh Energy acts as a retailer in ... read more.
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Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

A Vertically Integrated Powerhouse: China’s Strategy for Leading the Energy Storage Industry

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

China's rapidly growing EV sales and concentration of battery production has impacted the world's emerging energy storage industry. This report analyzes China's focus on becoming vertically integrated leaders of the lithium-ion industry, their future activities in next-generation batteries, and implementing those batteries in automotive or stationary applications.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Building a Circular Economy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

The Circular Economy - converting waste such as spent biomass, foodwaste, and plastic waste into products with value - has seen significant innovation interest in recent times. However, the path towards circularity requires connecting multiple technologies including waste collection/sorting, and the conversion technologies themselves. This report aims to highlight and evaluate these enabling technologies, while also highlighting gaps in creating a circular economy.

Carbon Nanomaterials Update

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

This report will update our Carbon Nanomaterial coverage. To complement last year's production-focused report, this report will focus more on applications. It will feature a detailed study of use cases and applications, case studies of industry players, a data driven analysis of applications, and updated Lux Innovation Grids.

Food, health, and wellness in retrospect: The top news, tech, and questions you asked in 2018

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Over 2018, we saw major changes across the food and health value chain, from the introduction of new crops developed with gene editing to progress on growing meat without needing animals. It was an eventful year, which can make it difficult to keep perspective on the major changes, and avoid getting caught up in day-to-day happenings. This report offers a retrospective view of 2018 - the news we covered and what it means for your business, the top developers our analysts feel are worth engaging with, and the major questions that you and your competitors asked our analyst team. It also helps frame the themes we anticipate covering in 2019 and beyond

Energy's Top News, Technology Developers, and Questions You Asked About in 2018

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Highlights of the top news, technology developers, and questions that you and your peers asked Lux Research about in 2018. While not designed as a ranking list, this report instead serves as a summary of the developments in 2018 and how Lux Research's Energy Team views them as key steps in the evolution of the energy system in 2019 and beyond.

The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Measuring the Impact and Opportunity of 5G in Physical Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

This report will take a deeper look at 5G technology and its potential impact on physical industries like manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, energy, and agriculture. It will cover both operational impacts on these industries, as well as potential business opportunities for developers.

Roadmap: Next Generation PV

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Silicon remains the dominant material in the PV market, with innovations coming mostly from the larger players. In order to keep ahead of the competition, companies are continually improving on silicon PV architectures. This report is an update on the advanced silicon PV report of 2015, noting new trends in research and manufacturing in silicon PV, and highlighting the economics and scenarios of deployment of each type.