Steeper
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Runeel Daliah

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December 9, 2018

Hydrothermal liquefaction process to convert organic matter into biocrude

Develops a hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology for conversion of organic matter into biocrude using a supercritical water process Primary feedstock is wood residues; looking to expand to sewage and municipal solid waste (MSW) Developing a 30 bpd biocrude demonstration-scale project with Silva... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

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December 9, 2018

2018 was an eventful year within the Alternative Fuels space. High-profile technology developers like LanzaTech and Fulcrum BioEnergy have finally surpassed significant milestones on their long-anticipated commercial projects, the cellulosic ethanol space is getting a fresh makeover with newly ... read more.

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Runeel Daliah

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December 9, 2018

Conversion of syngas to synthetic fuels. The capital-intensive nature of GTL plants using Fischer-Tropsch technology prohibits their commercial deployment when using natural gas feedstock during sustained periods of low oil prices. Commercial interest now lies in small-scale deployments that use ... read more.

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Kristin Marshall

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December 6, 2018

Wood fiber-plastic composite for carrier bags

Produces wood-plastic composite materials by combining virgin soft wood kraft pulp (70% by weight) and an undisclosed thermoplastic resin (30% by weight); has achieved a target of making its material 90% to 95% bio-based by using bio-based polymers like PLA for the plastic component and is exploring... read more.
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Charles Willard

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December 6, 2018

Sucrose fatty acid ester coating to improve the wet strength of cellulosic materials

Developed a sucrose fatty acid ester coating for cellulosic materials with claims of improved strength, thermal stability, and water, grease, and oil resistance while remaining recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable; can apply the coating with a few industrial-standard processes Claims ... read more.
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Tyler Ogden

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December 6, 2018

Tidal stream turbines for utility-scale generation

Founded in 2010 by Simon Forrest and Gary Connor, the company has since received over $2.5 million in grants under the EU's Horizon 2020 program. The company develops a 100 kW tidal turbine with two rotors and a target operational lifetime of 20 years; the turbine is capable of bidirectional ... read more.
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Max Halik

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December 6, 2018

Small modular reactor with Brayton cycle engine design

The company was started by Claudio Filippone in 2016 to commercialize a small modular reactor based on a gas-cooled reactor design developed in the 1950s to power rockets and jets; it has not disclosed venture funding, but received $2.3 million in grant funding under the Department of Energy's ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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December 6, 2018

Novel metal matrix composite metallization for solar PV cells

The company was founded by CTO Sang Han in 2017 based on research out of the University of New Mexico and the Air Force Research Laboratory; the company has been awarded $150,000 in grant funding from the U.S. DOE, U.S. Air Force, and New Mexico Economic Development Department. The company makes ... read more.
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Woodoo
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Kristin Marshall

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December 6, 2018

Wood-based materials for furniture, packaging, automotive, and construction applications

Produces wood-based materials with improved flame resistance, weather resistance, strength, and durability over natural wood Two-step process partially removes lignin from wood and reinforces the resulting cellulose matrix with a bio-based polymer, preserving the natural structure of the material; ... read more.
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Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as 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.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

Understanding the Market Opportunity for Metamaterials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In the past four years, understanding of metamaterials has dramatically improved, and novel manufacturing techniques have become more mature. With the demand from communication and other sectors, metamaterials are on the cusp of commercialization. This report will identify key innovations and obstacles, and begin to quantify the market opportunity around metamaterials.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

The Dawn of Digital Product Optimization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Recent years have witnessed the developments of software technologies across the materials, part, product value chain. Materials informatics for material discovery and development; generative design, virtual reality (VR), and 3D printing simulation for part design and simulation; and predictive maintenance software for life cycle management, just to name a few. While each of these technologies progresses, there is still not a Digital Product Optimization (DPO) framework. Closely tracking these areas, Lux has already seen the possibility of some of these technologies integrating together. In this report, we will analyze the possibility of such a DPO. Specifically, we will talk examine what a DPO looks like and what it means for clients in industries across the manufacturing value chain.

The 2019 Lux Competitive Benchmark for Large Chemical and Material Companies: Assessing Corporate Innovation Effort and Business Performance

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This reports updates Lux’s popular Lux Competitive Benchmark (LCB) report on large chemical and material companies first published last year. Although centuries old and largely mature technically and organizationally, the chemical industry still requires innovation to drive growth in a tough globally competitive market. To assess who is positioned to succeed, we analyze 40 top chemical and material firms using the LCB (which scores companies based on Innovation Effort and Business Execution) and other analysis tools. We examine the relationships between Innovation Effort and Business Execution, open and internal innovation, and tech research type across the whole industry and for specific industry segments.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation #1yearlater

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will analyze the Ellen McArthur Foundation. Specifically, it will focus on the first 11 to 12 companies that joined and their sustainability strategies (what are they, how likely is it that they're met).

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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

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