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Anthony Vicari

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January 10, 2019

Cold-temperature process that doubles the wear and corrosion life of O&G, turbine, and industrial equipment

The company was started by Jack Cahn in 2010. The company develops cryogenic treatments for metals that involve chilling in liquid nitrogen, gradually returning to room temperature, and then tempering at 300 °F; the total process takes about 50 hours. Key differentiating claims of the company ... read more.
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Graphene manufacturing
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Anthony Vicari

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January 10, 2019

Bulk graphene manufacturing

The company was founded by Craig Nicol in 2016. The company is a developer of graphene nanoplatelet powders and polymer dispersions. Key differentiating claims of the company include high purity and carbon content. In terms of applications and markets, the company is targeting a broad range, from ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 10, 2019

Low-temperature metallic glue for device attachment, sealing, and other applications

Develops metallic glue technologies that can cure at low and room temperature for bonding and joining Phase I technology with TRL of 8 to 9 uses a vacuum chamber to grow metal nanowires on the substrates to be bonded; Phase II technology with TRL of 6 to 9 is metallic glue materials, which are ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

January 10, 2019

Rapid, simple, sensitive sensor for lead and other dissolved ions in water

The company was started by mechanical engineer and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) distinguished professor Junhong Chen and businessman Edward Corrigan. To date, the company has raised approximately $1.1 million, including an equity investment of $450,000 from A. O. Smith, Badger Meter, and ... read more.
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Sitepro
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Abhirabh Basu

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January 10, 2019

Digital oilfield water management through automation, remote monitoring, and control solutions

Offers a range of remote monitoring and control solutions to automate the entire oilfield water management cycle – sourcing, transfer, storage, disposal, and recycling Solutions include an online ticketing system, mapping and visualization of a single SWD well, and integration to compare multiple ... read more.
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Aquam
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Mia Lu

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January 10, 2019

Trenchless rehabilitation and inspection of small-diameter pipeline and complementary services for nonrevenue water management

Core business provides trenchless solution known as cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), which it tailors for both pressurized and nonpressurized infrastructure, specializing in pipes of small diameters from 0.5 inch to 12 inches Targets real estate owners and managers, but also serves utilities; has ... read more.
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Zome web
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Grant Klafehn

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January 10, 2019

Energy optimization software suite for distributed energy resources and demand response

The company was started by Brad Kayton and Jason Weaver in 2008; in 2011, the company entered an exclusive licensing arrangement with MIT for Color Power, its software platform; the company raised $500,000 and attempted to raise $1.2 million more in 2011, but the investors and results were not ... read more.
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Omnitrolnetworks
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Venkatesh Konanur

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January 10, 2019

Smart manufacturing software

The company was started by CEO Raj Saksena in 2005; to date, Omnitrol has raised an estimated $20 million over three series rounds from undisclosed investors, with the most recent $2 million coming in a 2010 Series C round. The company makes a suite of industrial software that offers operational ... read more.
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Electrify
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Jessica Hernandez

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January 10, 2019

Online energy retail marketplace and peer-to-peer energy platform

Electrify offers an online marketplace for electricity retail, aiming to help consumers find the most suitable electricity plan using a proprietary pricing engine that considers consumers' electricity usage profile Developed a blockchain-powered peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading platform called ... read more.
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Rive technology
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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

January 9, 2019

Mesoporous zeolite catalysts for cracking long-chain hydrocarbons

The company was founded by Javier Martinez as a spinoff from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for commercializing the Molecular Highway technology. To date, the company has raised about $84 million via five funding rounds, the most recent a $17 million Series E round in 2015. Among ... read more.
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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.

The State of Your Innovation in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

What keeps innovation executives up at night? Tapping into our proprietary data around the world's innovation executive peer group, we analyzed more than 100,000 recent technology-related searches run on our platform, 10,000 questions asked of our analysts, and 1,000 key innovation initiatives of leading companies (all aggregated and anonymized, of course). The results paint an accurate and insightful look into the state of the world’s actual innovation treads going into 2019: What technologies are attracting the most interest, what strategic questions are proving hard to answer, what start-ups are attracting the most attention, and more.