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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 15, 2018

Novel products based on graphene nanoplatelets and graphene oxide nanoplatelets

AzTrong produces graphene nanoplatelets and graphene oxide nanoplatelets through a modified Hummers' method reaction; it uses these materials to produce conductive sheets and compounded polymer products GO sheets have an in-plane thermal conductivity of 700 W/mK to 1,750 W/mK, are electrically ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Exploration and Production More...

November 15, 2018

Hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas has seen a significant uptick since late 2016. Rig count data from 2017 shows a resurgence in production. For instance, the most active shale basins – Permian, Eagle Ford, Cana-Woodford, and Marcellus – doubled their rig counts in May 2017 in contrast to May 2016... read more.

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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 15, 2018

Rapid, automated microbial monitoring in water

Spun out of Veolia and privately backed by investors since 2016 Offers an EPA-certified rapid and fully automated on-site microbial detection system for the entire water and wastewater cycle Uses a cartridge with an enzyme and polymer substrate that reacts in the presence of E. coli, fecal coliform... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

November 15, 2018

Develops nutrient adsorption substrate for nutrient remediation and slow-release fertilizer

The company was founded by Hunter Swisher through the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Phospholutions licenses a mineral substrate (RhizoSorb) from Penn State that adsorbs phosphate ions from solution and can release them in a concentration-... read more.
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 15, 2018

Hydraulic separation of fat, oil, and grease from water without chemicals

U.K.-based FS Engineering's exclusive partner in North America Provides oil/water separators that it claims reduce 99% of free oil to below 100 ppm and recover high-purity, marketable oil containing less than 5% moisture Technology can augment or replace traditional dissolved air flotation (DAF), ... read more.
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Zero mass water
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 15, 2018

Harvesting water from ambient air with a solar panel

The company was founded by CEO Cody Friesen, an associate professor of materials science at Arizona State University, who also co-founded zinc-air battery company Fluidic Energy. To date, the company has raised about $53 million in multiple rounds from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Material Impact ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

November 15, 2018

Energy analysis and optimization software for industrial sites

Develops energy analytics and optimization software for industrial sites, aiming to provide visibility and analysis around energy consumption, identify energy-saving opportunities, and forecast future consumption Collects multiple data points from existing on-site hardware and software systems, as ... read more.
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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

November 15, 2018

Distribution network monitoring and fault detection with synchrophasor measurement

The company was founded by Paolo Romano, Lorenzo Zanni, and Marco Pignati in 2017 as a spinoff from EPFL Lausanne; it has since received a small amount of seed and grant funding and participated in startup programs offered by ABB and National Instruments, but has not disclosed any venture funding. ... read more.
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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

November 15, 2018

Simulation and planning software for distribution networks

The company spun out of the Institute for High Voltage Technology at RWTH Aachen University in 2017; it raised €1 million ($1.1 million) in May 2018, with contributions from High-Tech Gründerfonds and Demeter, and is currently raising a Series A round for €8 million ($9 million). Envelio has ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 15, 2018

Long-term trends in health and wellness are creating demands for new or improved product performance across many metrics in a wide range of markets. In this report, we examine how emerging materials technologies are key to helping companies meet these demand shifts. read more.

State of the Market Report

How to Make Money in Energy Storage: Deriving Value through Stacking Revenue Streams

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Batteries for grid energy storage are not yet economically viable, but this may change if it becomes possible to address multiple businesses at the same time. That is hard to do, however, because different applications require different battery characteristics. This report will investigate the technical and business potential for application stacking, and identify which locations in the grid are most favorable to tap into different revenue streams.

China's role in the future of energy storage

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

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.

Roadmap: Next Generation PV

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will describe the economics and scenarios of deployment of three next generation solar PV technologies, while referring to the relevant Tech Pages for details on the technologies proper.

Strategic Ways to Monetize Data

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Current approaches to data monetization are fairly straightforward and can be imitated by competitors, leading to a game of catch-up. This report will discuss a framework that companies can use to be strategic in monetizing data, thereby setting up competitive barriers for themselves.

The hurdles to microLED displays

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

In the past five years, there has been a significant uptick in investment in microLED technology. Apple, Foxconn-Sharp, Samsung, and Facebook have all recently acquired startups in this space, as microLED is considered a direct competitor to OLED, with its longer lifetime and more responsive performance. In this report, we will discuss the microLED landscape and its major barriers to entry.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

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.

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.

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