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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 - 2023 Innovation Planning: Reviewing Key Developments of 2022 and Predictions for the Future
Oct 25, 2022
Webinar

2023 Innovation Planning: Reviewing Key Developments of 2022 and Predictions for the Future

This webinar examines developments and trends across Lux’s industry verticals — including oil and gas, utilities, consumer packaged goods, chemicals, and industrials — to pull out common themes and insights that will inform your priorities and hone your decision-making in 2023. 
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Sep 19, 2022
Executive Summary

Emerging Technologies Shaping the Climate Tech Ecosystem

In order to identify the key technologies shaping the climate tech ecosystem, Lux Research took a bottom-up approach by starting at the source of GHG emissions to populate a list of 35 potential technologies capable of fully eliminating GHG emissions. With growing early-stage developments being funded, industry is best-positioned to identify the best technologies for its portfolio and execute the last steps toward market application.
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Aug 23, 2022
Executive Summary

Energy Storage Market Forecast: 2022 Edition

Energy storage technologies are poised for rapid growth, driven primarily by increased demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and grid storage. The critical role of energy storage in the energy transition will drive dramatic growth in its demand. Usage in electric vehicles (EVs) will drive the most growth — 92% of demand in 2040 — due […]
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Oil and gas
Aug 11, 2022
Analyst Insight

The Inflation Reduction Act puts the U.S. on a bumpy fast track to net-zero

On Friday, August 5, the U.S. Senate passed a new bill named the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The IRA is thus set to close two-thirds of the gap in reducing emissions between the current policy and the policy goal of reducing emissions by 50% by 2030. As effective as the IRA is to accelerate investments, it doesn’t do anything to address the energy transition as a system transition. That means the road ahead will be fast and bumpy.
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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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May 13, 2022
Analyst Insight

Technology Landscape: Long-Duration Energy

As we endeavor to reach a carbon-neutral economy, electricity will become the core of the energy system. To achieve net-zero targets by 2050, a mix of different renewable energy (RE)…
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Lux Research - The Lux Debate: Is sustainability the enemy of growth?
May 02, 2022
Webinar

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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Lux Research - Greenwashing, or Profitable Corporate Social Responsibility? Making Strategic Sense of Carbon Credits
Apr 19, 2022
Webinar

Greenwashing, or Profitable Corporate Social Responsibility? Making Strategic Sense of Carbon Credits

In this webinar, we look at the different kinds of carbon credits, how they are manufactured and traded, and most importantly how you can decide whether and how to use carbon credits as part of your net-zero corporate roadmap.
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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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