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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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Aphios
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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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Zeopore
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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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Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.