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Laura Krishfield

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October 29, 2018

Filters that decrease the ripening rate of fruits and vegetables

The company was started by Peter Shalson. To date, the company has raised about $23.8 million, with $10 million from a stakeholder investment made by AgroFresh. The company makes filters, transit sheets, pads, and labels that extract and absorb the ripening hormone (ethylene) when placed among fresh... read more.
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Startchy
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Laura Krishfield

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October 29, 2018

Biomaterial coating for post-harvest treatment

The company was founded by three Holy Spirit University of Kaslik students: Richardos Lebbos (CEO), Kayssar Eid, and Tony Barcha. To date, the company has raised approximately $22,000. Among its investors, we emphasize Agrytech. The company makes starch-based bioplastic coating for fruits and ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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October 25, 2018

Drone-based visual data analytics for solar O&M

Develops drone-based visual data analytics and AI platform to automate inspection processes and streamline O&M efficiencies for solar assets Claims to reduce conventional inspection costs by up to 50%, can reduce inspection times by up to 90%, and has a 97% fault identification accuracy Maintains ... read more.
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Tyler Ogden

Next Generation Power More...

October 25, 2018

AI-driven software and hardware switching system for utility-scale PV systems

The company was founded in 2017 by David Reifsnyder, growing out of inverter supplier Hybridyne Power Electronics; it has not disclosed any funding information. The company develops a hardware and software system that switches between series and parallel connection of photovoltaic strings in a ... read more.
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Moya power
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Tyler Ogden

Next Generation Power More...

October 25, 2018

Lightweight and flexible piezoelectric sheets for environmental energy harvesting

Moya Power was founded in 2016 by Charlotte Slingsby out of research at the Imperial College London; the company does not have any public funding information. The company develops piezoelectric textile sheets that can harvest energy from wind and drafts using undisclosed materials. Energy harvesting... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

Energy Storage More...

October 25, 2018

PEM fuel cells for backup and portable power

The company was started by Ivar Kruusenberg in 2016 and has since raised $100,000 from SkyDeck, a Berkeley, California-based accelerator. The company makes PEM fuel cells that have a power output of 400 W or 1 kW, depending on the model; both require pure hydrogen as fuel. PowerUp plans to sell to ... read more.
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Ceres power
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Max Halik

Energy Storage More...

October 25, 2018

Solid oxide fuel cell systems for stationary power and automotive applications

Develops solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology that uses steel plates and a ceria gadolinium oxide ceramic electrolyte, which it has developed for stationary power and for automotive applications as an electric vehicle range extender Has developed a 5 kW fuel cell stack and is working with its ... read more.
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

October 25, 2018

Prospects for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects hinge on long-term fluctuations in oil and gas prices given the high capital and operating costs associated with them. For example, earlier in the decade, high oil prices combined with declining conventional oil production drove capital investment ... read more.

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Pragma
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Harshit Sharma

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October 25, 2018

Expandable bridge plugs and swellpackers

The company was started by FrontRow Energy Technology in 2018 for development of novel downhole technologies for upstream oil and gas. The company makes expandable bridge plugs and subsurface safety valves, primarily focused on reducing operating costs and increasing production rates. Key ... read more.
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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.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

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.