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Can Spiber make spider silk-like materials a reality?

C&EN - Despite the technology fix, Spiber isn’t out of the woods yet, cautions Charles Willard, an analyst at the consulting firm Lux Research.

Momenta raises $500M to drive autonomous future

PHOCUSWIRE - A recent report from Lux Research ranked autonomous vehicles in the number one spot of trends to watch saying that improvements in artificial intelligence, analytics and data from maps and sensors were all boosting the development.


CO2 utilization, a growth sector

BIO-BASED NEWS - In a report released last month, Lux Research looked into CO2 utilization. The company forecasts a growth in this sector to $ 70 billion by 2030 and to $ 550 billion by 2040. CO2 will be put to good use in the buildings, chemicals, materials, fuels, and food sectors.

SnackFutures encourages innovation with startup engagement programme

BAKERY AND SNACKS - Mondelēz International’s innovation and venture hub has launched CoLab, a collaborative programme for US-based early-stage better-for-you snack brands to drive mutual growth.

Food Security, Safety, & Transparency are Asia's Most Pressing Agrifood Issues, According to Lux Research

PR NEWSWIRE - The next 30 years will be a defining era for Asia's agrifood innovation ecosystem. Population growth, rapid urbanization, and an expanding middle class are all exerting pressure on Asia's food system to keep pace, translating to three key needs: food security, safety, and transparency.

Food Security, Safety, & Transparency are Asia's Most Pressing Agrifood Issues, According to Lux Research

BENZINGA - Ultimately, those who succeed will provide a truly unique value proposition that makes sense for Asia – made possible by understanding stakeholder capabilities and needs throughout the entire ecosystem.

Why LG Is Investing $4.5 Billion In Another EV Battery Plant In The U.S.

FORBES - LG Chem is in talks with U.S. auto giant General Motors about building a second joint venture electric vehicle battery plant in the United States, in a move that would help the flagship affiliate of South Korean conglomerate LG stay competitive in the hot EV battery market.

Doing more with less key to startup success

FARM WEEK - Big is not beautiful when it comes to future businesses, according to American tech research company Lux Research. It has named what it sees as the top 32 food and agriculture startups of 2020.

Sustainable materials make a play for the vegan leather market

C&EN - Tiffany Hua, an analyst at Lux Research, says leatherlike materials made from plants are the most advanced, partly because manufacturing is relatively simple. She predicts they will reach $1 billion in sales by 2025. The next to rise will be mushroom leather, followed by cell culture leather. “The issue is scale,” she says. “A lot of these technologies are on the smaller scale and can’t really be adopted on the mass market just yet.”

The personalized nutrition market isn’t one-size-fits-all

NUTRITIONAL OUTLOOK - Thomas Hayes, an analyst at Lux Research, a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory services, says, “There’s no definitive start date to when the personalized nutrition market started, but in 2016 when Campbell’s invested $32 million into [personalized nutrition company] Habit, that was certainly the tipping point. Since then, there has been a flurry of investments, partnerships, and acquisitions in the personalized nutrition space—some more successful than others.”