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Webinar Recap: The Top Trends in Sustainable Innovation: Reviewing Key Developments of 2021 and Predictions for the Future

Lux Research recently held a webinar, "The Lux Foresight Report: Implications and Innovations in a Post-COVID World", which discussed what we think are the best new technologies to look out for in 2022 as we approach a post-COVID world.

 

COP26: Upstream changes accelerate for the chemicals industry

The chemicals industry largely flew under the radar at COP26 — despite an expanded focus on industrial decarbonization. Despite not being one of the industries called out for "Glasgow Breakthroughs," the chemicals industry was indirectly called out in two important announcements. In this post, Lux takes a look at the key points coming out of COP26 for the chemicals industry.

COP26: The CPG sector must build supply chain and climate financing strategies

Coming out of COP26 it appears that for now, the CPG sector will need to tackle their issues alone, as most funding and action appears earmarked to energy and industrials. In this blog, Lux summarizes the key points emerging from COP26 for the CPG industry. 

COP26: Catalyzing the end of oil and gas

The energy industry has long been the bull's-eye of any discussions around climate change, and energy was once again front and center in Glasgow at COP26. In this blog, Lux summarizes the key points coming out of COP26 for the energy industry. 

Foresight 2022: Lux Research Releases Report on the Most Impactful Technologies in Sustainability

The Lux Research 2022 Foresight Report illuminates the most impactful technologies and digital trends in sustainability that will change the landscape of business in 2022 and beyond, inspiring the next wave of innovations and igniting the sustainable strategies that will propel businesses forward.

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.”