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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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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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Trifo
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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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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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Runeel Daliah

Owning the Energy Transition

January 13, 2019

Decomposition of CO₂ into CO and chemicals using electricity. While potentially highly disruptive, electrolysis of CO₂ is, and will remain, too expensive for commercial viability unless a very cheap source of electricity is available and high carbon taxes are enforced on the chemicals industry. ... read more.

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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

January 13, 2019

Each year, Lux Research's Alternative Fuels team seeks out the most interesting companies that are driving the evolution of the industry. While many of the heavy hitters in the industry are already at scale or recently reached scale, there are still several new technology developers making headlines... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 10, 2019

Nanoporous carbon materials from bio-based feedstock

Porous4App is a four-year EU Horizon 2020 project; 11 partner groups began work in 2016 to validate and scale the production of nanoporous carbon materials from biorenewable resources. The project plans to make metal and metal oxide-doped nanoporous carbon materials; it is focusing on potato starch... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 10, 2019

Tunable mesopore zeolite catalysts

Developed a proprietary platform process to modify commercial zeolite into mesopore zeolite to increase the catalytic activity and selectivity of middle distillates over light distillates in cracking Claims to achieve pore sizes of 2 nm to 20 nm regardless of starting zeolite morphology, topology, ... read more.
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Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

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

Ellen MacArthur Foundation #1yearlater

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will analyze the Ellen McArthur Foundation. Specifically, it will focus on the first 11 to 12 companies that joined and their sustainability strategies (what are they, how likely is it that they're met).

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

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?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

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Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.