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Read some of the latest insights from Lux Research’s team of experts on the most important topics in the Chemicals industry.

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The Future of Plastic Recycling

In this report, we modeled the process economics of the incumbent recycling process – mechanical recycling – as well as advanced recycling technologies – depolymerization, pyrolysis, and solvent-based recycling – in order to determine the economics of these processes, and understand the effects of market factors and technology development on those economics.

Lux Research - Unmet Materials Needs for Critical Technologies: Finding Opportunities in the Energy Transition
Jul 26, 2022
Webinar

Unmet Materials Needs for Critical Technologies: Finding Opportunities in the Energy Transition

This webinar digs into Lux’s unique data and highlights our expert analysis to uncover major opportunities, hidden gems, and potential areas to avoid for materials innovation supporting the energy transition.
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Jun 02, 2022
Analyst Insight

Can We Make It to 1.5 °C? A Breakdown of IPCC’s Climate Mitigation Plan

On April 4, 2022, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released its third installment of the Sixth Assessment Report, which focuses on “mitigation of climate change.” The IPCC has…
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Lux Research - The Lux Debate: Is sustainability the enemy of growth?
May 02, 2022
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The Lux Debate: Is sustainability the enemy of growth?

The Lux Debate was an explosive event that questioned: “Is sustainability the enemy of growth?” It highlighted the compromises that business leaders and policymakers may or may not need to make in solving the global challenge of growing business while accelerating sustainable innovation, something business leaders face on a day-to-day basis.
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Feb 25, 2022
Executive Summary

Critical Minerals for the Hydrogen Economy

As more countries pursue deep decarbonization strategies, hydrogen will play a critical role in their energy transition. The convergence of political, economic, social, and technological drivers is now accelerating the energy transition and will enable the evolution of the energy system. Novel considerations such as the availability of materials to support this transition need to […]
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Nov 24, 2021
Executive Summary

The Lux Research 2022 Foresight Report Executive Summary

Illuminating the key technologies and digital trends that will inspire innovation and ignite a sustainable global economy
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Aug 23, 2021
Executive Summary

Decarbonization of Industry: The Path Toward Carbon Neutrality

The industrial sector emits more than 9 gigatons (GT) of CO2 per year, driven primarily by emissions from the cement, chemicals, and steel sectors. In this report, we introduce a framework for assessing the technologies for decarbonizing industry. It is used to define the challenge of decarbonizing an industrial sector by categorizing its decarbonization technologies […]
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Mar 31, 2021
Executive Summary

The Lux Carbon Canvas: 2021 Edition

In our new report, “The Lux Carbon Canvas: 2021 Edition,” we developed the Lux Carbon Canvas to evaluate companies’ levels of resilience to a future carbon price. In the 2021 edition, we analyzed 61 companies in the oil and gas, utility, aluminum, cement, fertilizer, and steel industries from the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle […]
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Dec 30, 2020
Executive Summary

The Sustainable Plastics Roadmap: Recycling, Bioplastics, and Alternatives

Future projections of a circular economy emphasize that a combination of recycled and bio-based resources will serve as a feedstock for plastic needs. However, in order for that idealistic future to be realized, there must be a major investment in new technologies, including advanced recycling tech and bio-based plastic capacity. In our new report, “The […]
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Dec 29, 2020
Executive Summary

CO2 Capture and Utilization: The Emergence of a Carbon Economy

The global market size for CO2 utilization is set to reach a market value of $70 billion by 2030, which will then increase to $550 billion by 2040. Global CO2 emissions witnessed steady growth in the 21st century despite unprecedent action against climate change. Download the executive summary to learn more.
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