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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Future Grid More...

June 21, 2019

Modular DC microgrid technology

Afnan Hannan and Damian Veling founded Okra Solar in 2016; to date, the company has raised more than $480,000 in funding from a crowdfunding campaign, a grant from the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, and a seed round from Schneider Electric closed in January 2019 The company has developed ... read more.
Company Profile
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

June 21, 2019

Lux Research was recently in attendance at the 3rd Annual GO Digital Oil & Gas Conference 2019 held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference focused on two distinct themes; the development of an organization-wide digital strategy, and the potential value generation/ROI from emerging digital ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Traditional silicon carbide recycler developing a glycolysis-based PET chemical recycling process

The company was founded by Avram Hason in 1997 under the name Garbo Servizi and began recovering silicon carbide and polyethylene glycol from semiconductor and photovoltaic panel production; the company was renamed Garbo in 2006 and began pursuing other silicon recycling streams before beginning the... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Kaneka's involvement with polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) extends back to the early 2000s. In 2002, the company applied for a patent on the preparation of biodegradable fibers from PHB, PHBH, and PHBV. Then, in 2004, Kaneka and P&G Chemicals formed a joint development partnership leading to the ... read more.

Case Study
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Flexible packaging has gained significant market traction in recent years due to advantages like minimal materials usage, ease of printability, low energy use in production, and low cost of transport. In addition, the high barrier potential of multilayer flexible packaging may help to extend the ... read more.

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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Produces 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from biomass via hydrothermal processing (HTP) technology

Produces 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) from sugars using hydrothermal (HTP) processing technology Focused on developing a downstream market for 5-HMF, using 5-HMF to produce formaldehyde-free resins, novel biopolymers with new and/or enhanced performance features relative to incumbent petroleum-... read more.
Company Profile
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Personalized skin care formulations on demand

Develops personalized skin care formulations in which the type and quantity of ingredients are a function of the skin's elasticity, lipid content, and moisture content  Has patented a "miniature beauty plant" for on-demand formulations in stores; the mini plant comprises the entire production ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

June 20, 2019

As a plethora of Fortune 1000 companies along the agrifood value chain observe annual revenue decreases up to billions of dollars per year; these giants are looking outside their four walls and engaging with startups through corporate venture capital (CVC) more than ever, with 15 new arms forming ... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Thomas Hayes

Agro Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Lux recently attended Future Food Asia (FFA) 2019, sponsored by ID Capital, in Singapore.  More than 300 food and agriculture corporate executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and others gathered to connect and deepen their understanding of three major themes shaping Asia's food system: 1) smallholder... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Chloe Holzinger

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

June 19, 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

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.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

The Market Opportunity for Emerging Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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: Q3 2019

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

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Overview: 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.