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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.

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

Critical Minerals: The Opportunity in Direct Lithium Extraction

The convergence of political, economic, social, and technological drivers is accelerating the global energy transition. Rising demand, disrupted supply chains, and concerns around shortages of critical minerals such as lithium, cobalt, nickel, copper, and rare earths are driving prices to record highs, as more countries pursue deep decarbonization strategies through renewables and electrification. Direct lithium […]
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Aug 23, 2022
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Decarbonization Darwinism: The Existential Challenge Facing the Global Chemicals Industry

This webinar maps the leading chemicals companies on the Lux Carbon Canvas to assess their resilience to carbon emissions pricing and develop a set of strategies to respond to this growing innovation challenge. 
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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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Aug 22, 2022
Executive Summary

Paper Pushers: Emerging Innovations in Pulp and Paper Packaging

The packaging industry is under siege for making a primarily single-use product that contributes an outsized amount of plastic waste, in particular. As a result, many consumer packaged goods brands have made ambitious packaging commitments for 2025, several targeting an overall reduction in plastics usage. Keeping ahead of these pledges, especially where regulations apply, companies […]
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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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Lux Research - Unmet Materials Needs for Critical Technologies: Finding Opportunities in the Energy Transition
Jul 26, 2022
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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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