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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.

Sustainable Packaging Is No Longer a Luxury but an Essential for CPGs

The turbulent events of 2020 significantly altered consumer behavior and interaction with consumer packaged goods (CPG). These changes are impacting companies and challenging them to shift their innovation strategies for the “new” normal.

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.

Biomanufacturing Draws Hundreds of Millions in Investments

Chemicals & Engineering News - Genomatica built on the strength of recent deals to close a series C worth $118 million. In June, Cargill and the chemical distributor Helm licensed Genomatica’s 1,4-butanediol fermentation technology to build a $300 million plant in Iowa. Genomatica says it will use the money to scale up production and invest in new process technology.

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.

After a Decade’s Worth of Growth in 2020 Due to COVID-19, E-Commerce Faces Packaging Issues

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) packaging has long played a critical role in the experience and utility of consumer products – but now, packaging and materials companies must meet a broader set of requirements as consumers demand sustainability and adopt new e-commerce business models.

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.

Paper Versus Plastic: A Sustainable Packaging Discussion

PLASTICS TODAY - The panel discussion, “Paper or Plastic (or Both)? Selecting Materials for True Sustainability in Packaging,” will take place on WestPack’s center stage on August 10 at 2 p.m. Panelists include Drishti Masand, analyst at Lux Research.

Regulatory approvals, scale next hurdles for cell-based meat category

FOOD BUSINESS NEWS -  In a recent report, Lux Research estimates more than $800 million has been invested in the cell-based meat category since 2016 and that there are about 80 startups competing to develop technologies and applications to propel the market forward. 

Why Worksport's COR™ is Unlike Anything in the Booming Battery Storage Market

YAHOO! FINANCE - According to a report from Lux Research, the global energy storage market is projected to grow to $546 billion by the year 2035. The report identifies 5 major technologies that are well-positioned to drive growth in energy storage markets: battery recycling, electric aviation, flow batteries, thin-film batteries, and solid-state battery improvements.

Lux Research’s Carbon Canvas Provides a Starting Point for Decarbonization Strategy Roadmaps

Putting a price on carbon is the primary instrument for governments and industries to incentivize greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction with the thought that a pricing scheme would ultimately favor processes with lower GHG emissions over those with higher GHG emissions.

Regulatory Approval Remains a Major Challenge for Cell-Based Meat Despite $800 Million in Funding

A staggering sum of more than $800 million has been invested in the cell-based meat space since its arrival to agrifood in 2016, allowing many startups to transition into pilot-scale setup or even commercialization of their products. However, despite this progress, the industry still faces a major challenge in regulatory approval.