Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

October 23, 2019

Silicon anodes for high-capacity lithium-ion battery anodes

Nexeon continues to develop a family of silicon-based materials to be incorporated into composite anodes for Li-ion batteries Its focus is on commercializing its NSP1 material, which the company recommends incorporating into a silicon-graphite composite anode with a resulting silicon loading of 10 ... read more.
Company Profile

Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 22, 2019

Bio-based thermal packaging materials manufacturer

The company was founded by parent company Frontier Paper & Packaging, which has been working in the packaging industry since 1994, focusing on cold chain packaging specifically. The core technology is a two-piece insulated panel system with coatings for barrier properties; it has been developed into... read more.
Company Snapshot

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Owning the Energy Transition

October 22, 2019

Small-scale solar-plus-storage solutions for natural disaster relief

The company was started by Adli Renhoren and Yan Yan Muhammad in 2018 as part of an entrepreneurship program sponsored by the I Care Indonesia foundation that focuses on renewable energy development in the archipelago. To date, the company has raised approximately $50,000 in seed funding directly ... read more.
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 21, 2019

P2i

Plasma deposition of nano-enabled hydrophobic and oleophobic polymer coatings

Develops superhydrophobic and oleophobic coatings for consumer electronics based on fluorinated polyacrylate; additionally offers electrical barrier layers products with IPX3 to IPX8 performance Monomer precursors applied via radio frequency (RF) pulsed plasma chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process... read more.
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Lisheng Gao

Digital Transformation More...

October 21, 2019

Vibration energy harvesting solutions to power industrial IoT sensor applications

Viktor Börjesson, Per Cederwall, and Erik Kling founded ReVibe Energy in 2014; to date, the company has raised $0.97 million through VC investment; notable investors include Saab Ventures and Almi Invest. The company makes two core products: a low-frequency vibration energy harvester (... read more.
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Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 21, 2019

Produces biodegradable and compostable bioplastics and biochemicals from renewable resources

Produces bio-based and certified biodegradable and compostable polymers, biochemicals, and esters from plant-based feedstocks like corn starch, sugar, and vegetable oils Targets applications in films (for shopping bags, waste and F&V, and mulching film), thermoformed plastics (trays and rigid ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

October 21, 2019

Residential energy storage system with reversible fuel cell electrolyzer

The company was founded by Vandenborre Energy Systems, which is led by Dr. Hugo Vandenborre, who previously co-founded hydrogen equipment developer Hydrogenics; Solenco has received funding from the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 program to develop trial projects. The company makes ... read more.
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Michael Holman and Cosmin Laslau

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 18, 2019

What technologies will you be following this year that have the greatest potential to transform the world over the next decade? Each year, we ask our analysts this question. We also investigate the same question using the Lux Intelligence Engine data platform. This report on the 20 transformational ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

October 18, 2019

Off-grid connectivity solutions for smartphones and other devices

The company was started by Daniela Perdomo and Jorge Perdomo in 2012 to develop scalable mobile mesh network solutions for applications where satellite, cellular, and Wi-Fi signals are impractical; since its founding, the company has raised more than $40 million in VC funding, and some of the ... read more.
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Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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: October 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

With pervasive connectivity, cheap sensing, and the rise of advanced analytics, industries that have not traditionally been digital-forward are seeing rapid, transformative change as they collect and use more data than ever before and as their product ecosystems become digitized. As digital becomes a major differentiating point in product innovation, incumbents will face a threat of being relegated to second-tier roles as contract manufacturers and commodity players, and must take action today to create a role for themselves in the future of their industry. The first step in this adaptation is understanding the impacts and future trajectory of digital transformation in the physical industries, which is addressed in this report.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics (POCDs) have been essential tools in the rapid detection of biomarkers and analytes, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. However, with some exceptions like the pregnancy test kit and glucose test strips, first-generation POCDs have traditionally been reliant on biomarkers that require specialized conditions and trained personnel to handle. First-generation POCDs also offer limited utility in the information they provide, and more follow-up tests are often needed to get more in-depth, actionable information. A new generation of POCDs is emerging that not only enhances what existing POCDs can do, but also offers new diagnostic modalities that are minimally invasive or non-invasive. In addition, POCD 2.0 increasingly allow the layperson to run tests at the convenience of his/her homes and get a rapid assessment, allowing follow-up steps to be taken to address any deviations. This report will assess the maturity of POCD 2.0 and how these diagnostics are playing a role not just in the clinic and in at-home-use for patients, but also among healthy consumers, offering predictive analytics that ensure consumers stay on a healthy path.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

Industrial Wastewater Market Trends and Opportunities

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will cover a market size of the major heavy industrial wastewater markets in North America. This will also include an analysis on which markets are the most attractive in terms of growth opportunities versus barrier to entry.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Electrochemicals - What Will It Take for Electricity to Deliver the Final Blow to Oil?

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Electrochemical conversion is a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.