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Grant Klafehn

Energy Storage More...

August 23, 2018

Heat batteries for residential hot water and car engines

Develops heat batteries based on phase-change material (PCM) for two applications: providing hot water for residential and commercial buildings and for gas and EV engines to preheat the engine or battery and provide heat in the cabin Sunamp's PCM was developed with the University of Edinburgh and ... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

Future Grid More...

August 23, 2018

Smart meter analytics

The company was started by Yohei Kiguchi, Paul Monroe, and Giuseppe Vettigli as a spinout from Cambridge University in 2016; since its founding, the company has raised £500,000 ($651,000), but has failed to secure the $1 million it requested in early 2017. The company is a developer of the Smart ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

August 23, 2018

Energy monitoring and control of boilers and electric heating and cooling systems in buildings

The company was started by Robert Platek in 2012; since then, the company has raised over $550,000 in venture investment and received $1.2 million in innovation funding from IESO to develop demand response algorithms, wireless hardware control, and smart grid technology. The company is a developer ... read more.
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Matthew Wagner

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 23, 2018

In May 2017, we published “Chemicals and Materials: Seven Market and Technology Trends for 2017 and Beyond,” summarizing seven significant chemicals and materials trends that Lux analysts saw shaping and being shaped by innovation in the industry. A year later, we are taking another strategic ... read more.

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Integrated biochem
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Joshua Haslun

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 23, 2018

Develops managed ecosystem fermentation to convert organic waste streams to industrial feedstocks

Develops Managed Ecosystem Fermentation (MEF) to convert solid waste streams (cellulose and hemicellulose) into protein, volatile fatty acids, and enzymes; the ecosystem is started from ruminant microbial communities obtained from veterinarians The company has developed nutrient profiles that enable... read more.
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Tracy Woo

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

August 22, 2018

In Lux's 18 for 2018 report, we identified 5G as among this year's hottest technologies to watch for. Its implementation will be the most significant network advancement to date, bringing about new business models, new products, and a wealth of unprecedented capabilities. As we previously discussed... read more.

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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

August 22, 2018

Active gated imaging system for automotive applications

Offers an active gated imaging system for the enabling of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous features in vehicles Claims differentiation in its system's ability to create a real-time 3D map of the environment even in inclement weather or at night; claims gated imaging avoids ... read more.
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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.

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.