Bio-based materials and chemicals have long been promoted as more sustainably sourced than petroleum-based products. However, not all bio-based feedstocks are equally sustainable. In this report we assess the sustainability of different bio-based feedstocks and evaluate whether or not there is enough of a sustainable supply to meet future bio-based materials and chemicals demand. In scenarios where demand surpasses sustainable supply, we present strategies to ensure feedstock needs are met while having minimal land use or land-use change implications.
The Economics of Robotaxis
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Developers of autonomous vehicles, specifically those focosed on level 4 self-driving vehicles, often focus on mobility services as the first application. Not only is there a demonstrated market for taxis and ride-hailing, but it's a market where the high costs of labor create high prices - making it a ripe opportunity for autonomous vehicle deployment - and are a good technology fit as they can operate in geo-fenced areas. This report will analyze the economics of fleet ownership of autonomous vehicles for ride-hailing to understand just how cheap hailed rides can be.
The space of 1D and 2D materials has long been dominated by graphene and carbon nanotubes, but now the landscape is changing. Emerging materials like MXenes and boron nitride nanotubes are beginning their commercial journey, while graphene and carbon nanotubes are increasingly commercially mature. All the while, new lab-stage nanostructures like Schwarzites are emerging with tantalizing properties. To guide clients, we provide an update on carbon nanomaterials commercialization and key strategies to drive emerging materials to markets.