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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

Energy Storage More...

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

Owning the Energy Transition 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.

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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

July 16, 2019

Digital platform for purchasing rail and coach bus tickets

The company was founded by the Virgin Group in 1997 and was acquired in 2015 by KKR, which disclosed it will IPO Trainline in 2019. The company is a developer of an online booking platform for rail and coach bus tickets across 45 countries, including a total of 200 train and bus operators (87 train ... read more.
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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

July 16, 2019

Global rail marketplace that powers B2C-facing companies with the underlying functionality needed to search, buy, and ticket rail and other journeys

The company was founded by Aaron Gowell and Will Phillipson in 2009. The company makes SilverCore, which integrates 35 rail carriers and 1,500 transit operators; SilverAgent, a trip-booking and -management platform for corporate travel; and SilverSearch, a multi-modal journey planning for travel ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

July 16, 2019

Autonomous shuttles

Develops autonomous electric shuttles targeted toward commercial ownership; one is commercialized, while two others are still in development; the vehicles currently operate along a fixed path only, though Navya hopes to expand their capabilities over time The company claims differentiation in the ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 16, 2019

Cyanide-free gold extraction process for gold mining and electronic waste recovery

Developed a process that can leach gold from ore or electronic waste at ambient temperature and pressure Core technologies are about the formulation and production of the proprietary leaching solution Claimed that its technology is more efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective, compared with ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 16, 2019

Lux recently attended the TechConnect 2019 World Innovation conference in Boston. Conference attendees were included start-ups, large companies from many industries (primarily groups that invest in and partner with start-ups), and U.S. government agencies. While overall the conference focused quite ... read more.

Analyst Insight

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The digital transformation provides a launching point for digital-native companies to establish themselves in the physical industries. Incumbents need to anticipate how this change will impact their industry and act on the threats that they face. We create a framework for understanding the digital transformation of an industry, which identifies six core outcomes that digital transformation achieves in any application: uncover invisible insights, predict the future, optimize, upskill humans, make information accessible, and automate. We also discuss how digital use cases, tools, and outcomes are typically lateral across industries, and thus how learnings from one industry can translate to another.

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.