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Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up November 26, 2021

Lux Research analysts provide their expert opinions on the past week's biggest innovation developments. Get the #LuxTake on major headlines from Apple, Honeywell, Samsung, SK Innovation, and more.

Case Study: BASF launched a digital sales platform to drive customer engagement and sales efficiency for a single product family

In our latest case study, Lux examines a digital sales platform launched by BASF and what it could mean for the sales process of chemicals.

Hydrogen economy Q3 2021 update - Policy and Strategy

Check out the final post in Lux's series covering Q3 developments in the hydrogen economy. In this post, we cover the biggest news and events in storage and transport.

Hydrogen economy Q3 2021 update - Storage and Transport

Check out the fifth in a series of six posts covering Q3 developments in the hydrogen economy. In this post, we cover the biggest news and events in storage and transport.

New Approaches Promise to Set a New Bar for Large-Scale Battery Recycling, According to Lux Research

MORNINGSTAR - Historically, most battery recycling efforts offered low recovery rates for cathode active materials while consuming unsustainable amounts of energy and chemicals to do so, but new approaches have opened the door for large-scale battery recycling, according to new data from Lux Research.

New Approaches Promise to Set a New Bar for Large-Scale Battery Recycling, According to Lux Research

Existing battery recycling infrastructure capacity can’t handle the volumes of batteries that will come to market as electrification ramps up, but new technologies will create opportunities, according to Lux Research.

Growing Microbiome-Based Business Opportunities in the Consumer Products Space

Unmet needs in the microbiome space provide opportunities to engage for industry players across agrifood and personal care sectors, according to Lux Research.

Companies tiptoe back to biobased acrylic acid

C&EN - In a recent report, Kristin Marshall, analyst at Lux says, biobased acrylics will remain a small market because they will be more expensive. She can imagine a niche diaper brand using more expensive biobased chemicals, but many parents will want the cheapest option. For now, that still involves petrochemicals.

The Lab of the Future May Be Here Before We Know It

Spurred by COVID-19, the momentum for digital tech in lab research is growing and brings an increasingly broad and powerful digital toolkit that includes AI, robotics, and IoT sensors.

‘Robotaxis will be disruptive to conventional taxis and ride-hailing, but not car ownership’, says new report

ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION - Lux’s new report analyzes the economics of fleet ownership of autonomous vehicles for ride-hailing purposes, finding costs to use these services will likely exceed personal car ownership but be cheaper than conventional taxi or ride-hailing services.

 

Mining giant Fortescue digs for green

FDI INTELLIGENCE - Runeel Daliah, senior analyst at advisory firm Lux Research, says: “For one single company to produce [15 million tonnes of] hydrogen by 2030 will not only require remarkable investment but also a significant ramp-up of the electrolyser manufacturing supply chain.” 

Robotaxis Will Be Disruptive to Conventional Taxis and Ride-Hailing, but Not Car Ownership

Ultimately, robotaxi costs will be low enough to displace conventional taxi and ride-hailing, but the expected costs remain higher than most estimates of car ownership costs, according to Lux.