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Hydrogen Refueling's Profitability Problem

Refueling infrastructure remains a significant limitation to an increased market share of fuel cell powertrains. Stations will not be built until they can be proven profitable, and in this blog, we're taking a deep dive into the economics of operating a hydrogen fueling station.

The Pyrolysis Dilemma: To Source Within Or Go Outside The Established Secondary Market

The petrochemical industry has responded to the plastic waste crisis by investing heavily in advanced recycling solutions, primarily thermal pyrolysis, with plans to reach commercial volumes in the next decade. While small-scale developers of these technologies have been able to rely on low-volume, niche mixed plastic streams from offshoots and other industrial sources to date, these streams are unsuitable for the 100,000 tpa to 200,000 tpa operations being planned today, primarily in Europe.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up July 30, 2021

Lux Research analysts provide their expert opinions on the past week's biggest innovation developments. Get the #LuxTake on major headlines from Inkbit, Net Power, LanzaTech, and more.

Indoor Sanitization Technologies

In this blog, we discuss the underlying technology, pros and cons, and key vendors for the three most promising indoor sanitization technologies – bipolar ionization, UVC, and cold plasma.

Technology Trends Decarbonizing the Chemicals Industry Webinar Recap

The Europen Union's new plastic waste tax is expected to generate $7.9 billion annually, after about $950 million in rebates, and will be used to support the general EU budget. In this blog, Lux Analyst, Charles Willard dives into the four main outcomes we expect from the EU plastic tax.

IBM Food Trust Keeps Gaining Traction for Food Traceability Projects, but Validating Success Still Requires Data

Nueva Pescanova, one of Spain's largest seafood companies, aims to offer consumers detailed information on product traceability, showing its initiatives in sustainability, quality, and food safety. The company announced that it would use IBM's blockchain-based Food Trust platform to trace its seafood products across the supply chain. 

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up July 23, 2021

Lux Research analysts provide their expert opinions on the past week's biggest innovation developments. Get the #LuxTake on major headlines from Lululemon, Svante, LanzaTech, and more.

Lights-Out Manufacturing: Still a Moonshot or a Closer Reality?

Lights-out is a manufacturing methodology in which manufacturing is fully automated and requires no human presence so that the lights and even ventilation can be shut off. In this blog post, expert analyst, Miraj Mainali discusses the types and significance of the drivers and barriers for lights-out. 

Case Study: Using virtual assistants to create value in digital health

Ada Health recently closed a $90 million Series B funding round, led by Bayer, to aid in its development of an AI-driven symptom assessment platform, which takes the form of a virtual assistant. Our expert, Anshul Gupte outlines the use case of virtual assistants to create value in digital health in this case study about Ada Health.

Utility Venture Investments: 2020 Update

In this blog, Lux expert, Patricia Seoane da Silva, examines the utility VC investments in 2020 and compares them to the ones closed in the two previous years to identify key trends, areas of interest from energy utilities worldwide, and potential disruptions.

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