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Pivotal Point Reached in Battery Electric Vehicles As “Hockey Stick” Demand Inflection Point Occurred in 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic causing a sluggish start to vehicle sales in 2020, electric vehicles emerged as a bright spot, according to new data from Lux Research, a leading provider of tech-enabled research and innovation advisory services.

The EU's Plastic Waste Tax Will Drive A Shift Away From Plastic Packaging

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.

Patent Trends: Fuel Cell Powertrains

Innovations in the fuel cell powertrain can help drive down costs, and in this blog, we analyze patent application trends across key fuel cell powertrain subsystems to determine innovation activity in each component of the fuel cell powertrain, finding clear bumps in the late 2010s as the first fuel cell vehicles hit the road and once again today– foreshadowing greater deployments of fuel cells.

Biogen's Alzheimer's Disease Drug Approval Triggers Controversy But Also Hints At New Business Opportunities

Our Senior Analyst, Nardev Ramanathan, breaks down the key issues surrounding Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug and highlights how this could present business opportunities for your organization.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up June 11, 2021

Our Lux analysts have curated recent news giving their expert opinion on this week's biggest innovation developments. Get the #LuxTake on major headlines from Amazon, JAC, Babylon Health, Ginkgo Bioworks, Sumitomo, CATL, and Alibaba.

Optical Metamaterials Will Soon Be Ready for $50 Billion Optics Market, According to Lux Research

The technology to design and manufacture optical metamaterials is rapidly maturing, making commercial adoption likely soon, according to Lux Research, a leading provider of tech-enabled research and innovation advisory services. The potential $50 billion market ranges from corrective lenses and consumer devices to industrial, medical, aerospace, automotive, and military equipment.

Under Pressure, Consumers Push the Apparel Industry to More Viable Sustainable Practices

As climate change concerns are moving to the forefront of consumer minds, the apparel industry has been under pressure to adopt sustainable practices. In the apparel industry, it is critical to develop robust textile recovery infrastructure and scale up textile recycling technologies that can handle mixed post-consumer textile waste.

As Water Prices Rise at an Average Of 5% to 11% Around the World, New Solutions in Brine Management Emerge

Global water scarcity is pushing industry to aggressively compete with agriculture and public supply for access to fresh water. With water prices increasing at an average rate of 5% to 11% around the world, industries need to focus on not only recycling and reusing water but also finding value in their waste.

EPA APPROVES AZTERKNOT FUNGICIDE

SUCCESSFUL FARMING - In a recent report, Lux Research senior analyst, Joshua Haslun weighs in on the challenges for biological products. 

Good prospects for alternative leathers

BIO BASED PRESS - The global leather goods market amounts to $ 400 billion, so there’s a lot of room for alternatives. Lux Research, the Boston-based consultancy company, devoted a report to the rising industries that could fulfil this promise. 

Fashion goes bananas — and apples and grapes and oranges too

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Boston-based technology research firm Lux Research forecasts annual sales of low-complexity leather alternatives, are likely to hit $1 billion by 2025 driven by a combination of consumer demand and technological advances. 

Autonomous Vehicle market to be a $50 billion opportunity by 2040

MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN - Lux's report highlights four key factors to watch over the next few years that have the potential to transform the trajectory of AV adoption.