Frost.com - Energy and Power Systems Research http://www.frost.com/c/10077/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10077/home.do - Energy and Power Systems Research Frost & Sullivan Innovations in Healthcare, ICT, Energy, and Steel Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-44-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-44-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, ICT, energy, and steel Industries. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of wound healing, lithium batteries, and corrosion protection. . Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Healthcare, energy, lithium batteries, corrosion protection, wound care, smart schools Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Emerging Business Models in the Global ESS Market, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P945-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P945-01-00-00-00 Distributed energy resources and distributed energy storage systems (ESS) are changing the face of power generation and distribution in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. To tap these new market opportunities, consumers need to be properly supported with financing options for ESS installations. The study seeks to bring out the new and emerging business models in the global energy storage systems market. It estimates the total global installed capacity for ESS and provides a detailed discussion of about eight business models across three ESS segments: grid scale, residential, and community-level energy storage systems. The base year for the study is 2017. Implications of the emerging models are analysed. Whilst a limited number of business models are expected in grid-scale ESS applications, majority of them are expected to be adopted in behind-the-meter and community-scale ESS installations. The top five countries that have adopted new business models in the ESS market are Germany, United States, Japan, United Kingdom, and France. Amongst these, Germany has tested and implemented several new business models in the residential and community sector. The US has followed suit with models in both utility-scale and residential applications. Japan has already trial tested several of these models in four of its smart city projects (that were concluded in 2014). UK and France are keen on developing residential-scale ESS models and ESS aggregation models. Battery energy storage systems are the most widely used energy storage technology in these countries, and the new business models are used on this technology. Lithium ion is the most accepted battery chemistry. The major drivers that encourage these models are supportive smart technologies and emergence of prosumers with renewable energy (RE) generation resources of their own. A secondary revenue stream sprouting from the use of an existing ESS asset encourages these private parties to adopt new business models. However, the key challenge stems from the uncertainty with regard to the payback period when an ESS is installed for these new business models. As the trial projects are concluded, a clear outlook for these models can be arrived at. This is expected to increase their market demand. Consolidations and partnerships across the ESS and energy value chain can be expected as part of the formation of new financial models amongst the relevant stakeholders (such as battery original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), power utilities, RE project developers, battery management software developers, aggregators, and demand response companies). Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Virtual Power Plant Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K13C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K13C-01-00-00-00 This research service analyzes the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) market by end users (demand management, power trading), region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest-of-world), trends, and revenue forecast till 2022. VPP promises significant improvements in grid reliability and resilience and early adoption has taken place in Western Europe and North America. This research service hopes to solve issues around peak power demand and facilitate the adoption of distributed energy resources. This study also discusses key trends and analyzes the implemented business models (supply-side, demand-side, and mixed-asset models) for VPP across the globe. Additionally, there is also focus on the top participants in the global market such as ABB, Next Kraftwerke, Siemens, VPP Intelligent Energy, Enbala Power Networks, and AutoGrid, Viridity Energy. The study also discusses the growth opportunities for companies in the global VPP market along with strategic imperatives for success and growth for the companies. Key Questions this Study will Answer What are the top trends that will drive the VPP market in 2017? What impact will these trends have on the market during the forecast period? What are the key industry trends propelling the adoption of VPP solutions globally? What was the size of the total VPP solutions market in 2016 and how is it expected to grow in 2017 and where will it be by 2022? Who are the key stakeholders in the market? What are the future prospects and growth opportunities for VPP vendors? VPP solutions aggregate all the distributed energy resources along the grid. Traditional utility business models are likely to be disrupted due to growing Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) along the grid. A number of different vendors together contribute to the value chain of a VPP system. These include solar Photovoltaic (PV) companies, battery storage providers, wind turbine manufacturers, demand response companies, software solution providers, communication vendors, and building energy management solution providers. The study period is from 2016 to 2022, with 2016 as the base year. The forecast period is from 2017 to 2022. Frost & Sullivan s revenue estimation represents only the software component of the virtual power plant solution and does not include power-plant systems such as PV panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, batteries, and other components. Market information for the base year has been obtained from both primary and secondary research data and analyses. Key trends and information on market size, tiers of competition, and other variables are based on discussions with key industry stakeholders in the value chain. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Top Technologies in Energy and Utilities, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C4-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7C4-01-00-00-00 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Innovations in Upstream and Downstream Applications http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-10-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-10-00-00 The issue of O&G TOE profiles innovations related to both upstream and downstream processes in the O&G industry such as emulsifiers for use in drilling fluids, catalysts for refinery processes. It also profiles innovations related to sensors for gas monitoring and drones that can be used for real-time monitoring of pipelines. The Oil and Gas TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on innovations pertaining to technologies, products, and processes, along with strategic insights, in the upstream and downstream processes in the oil and gas industry. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Downstream, upstream, drilling, sensors, drones, pipelines Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Overview of battery monitoring system http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297548111 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297548111 Battery monitoring system is a device that is directly connected to the lead acid and nickel cadmium battery systems. It records and transfers battery performance data till the end of the battery life. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Electricity Metering Update 2017: Europe and APAC the key growth regions as China's rollout nears completion http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297531662 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297531662 Global market shipments increased by 29%, from 76.3 million in 2014 to 98.4 million in 2015. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Movers & Shakers Interview with Larry Ryckman - co-founder and CEO of AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297529869 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297529869 Movers & Shakers Interview with Larry Ryckman - co-founder and CEO of AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Life sciences, Solar cells, Healthcare, and Poultry Farms http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-42-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-42-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in life sciences, solar cells, and poultry farms. This TOE also emphasizes on developments in healthcare related to rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Healthcare, solar cells, tuberculosis, Big Data analytics, poultry farms, life sciences Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Developments in Energy Storage, Power Generation, and Renewable Hybrid Energy http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-13-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-13-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TOE provides insights on the latest advances in technologies related to the energy industry. This TOE focuses on advances in wind turbines, fuel cell technologies, and large scale battery systems for renewable hybrid networks. It emphasizes on innovations in off-shore wind, tracking systems in solar projects and super critical coal technologies. The TOE also provides intelligence on recent developments in supercapacitors, net-zero buildings, and the lithium battery industry. The Energy and Power Systems (EPS) TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides insights on the latest advances in the broad range of technology related to the energy industry. The topics regularly presented range from energy storage technologies (batteries, fuel cells, flywheels and other advanced energy storage devices) to non-renewable energy such as oil and gas. Special emphasis is given to emerging areas in the renewable sector such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and geothermal energy, and emerging alternative fuels such as hydrogen, syngas, ethanol and biofuels. The EPS TOE keeps clients abreast of the latest R&D developments at major corporate and academic research centers, provides competitor intelligence and helps create strategic alliances. The Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Wind turbines, fuel cells, hybrid energy, energy storage, off-shore wind, supercapacitors, net-zero buildings, green buildings, lithium batteries, brayton cycle, power generation, fuel cell membrane, solar tracking Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy Inverters Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P94B-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P94B-01-00-00-00 The Asia-Pacific Renewable Energy (RE) inverters market is entering the mature stage, especially in developed countries such as Australia and Japan. However, growth potential still exists in Southeast Asia, as RE adoption growth is still promising. The market registered a revenue that was close to $2.5 billion and is forecasted to expand by less than 1% from 2016 to 2021. The low Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is attributed to the maturity of the largest markets such as Australia, Japan, and South Korea. In this study, the use of inverters usually reflects the development of RE. In Australia, solar and wind energy development are equally significant. This trend is expected to continue for the next 5 years, in spite of lowering of Feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) in the country. Southeast Asia s RE inverter market is expected to account for double digit growth from 2016 to 2021, whereby the off-grid RE inverter market will find opportunities in rural electrification projects in this region. The top 5 countries with an attractive wind energy inverter market are Japan, Australia, South Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand. However, in the base year, this market was dull but is expected to pick up during the forecast period due to projects from these nations. Top 3 market participants with the highest share are Tabuchi Electric, Omron, and TMEIC. Research Scope: The market trends are analyzed for a study period of 2012 to 2022, with the base year being 2016. RE inverter for solar and wind power generation, for both on grid and off grid is the key focus area in this study. The capacity segments are broadly categorized into Above 10kW and Up to 10kW . Geographic coverage includes Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore), East Asia (Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea), and Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). This analysis excludes China. The other companies mentioned in this study include Sharp, Fuji Electric, SMA, ABB, Schneider Electric, and SolarEdge. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What factors are driving the Asia-Pacific RE Inverters market? Is growth sustainable till 2021? What are the RE targets of respective countries in the RE inverter market? Are the regulations and incentive schemes supporting the growth in the region? What are the challenging factors in the market? Are competitors strategically positioned to meet these challenges? Which market segments are more attractive during the forecast period residential or utility scale? Which are the major market competitors? Is the market facing competition from regional or Western multinational participants? Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Turkish Electricity Meter Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCBC-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCBC-01-00-00-00 This is a research service on the Turkish electricity meters market. The study provides forecasts of unit shipment and associated revenues. The study covers a forecast period from 2016 to 2020 and provides a comprehensive overview from 2014 to 2020 for important steps regarding electricity meter rollouts. Supportive regulations is the biggest driver behind electricity investment in Turkey. However, Turkey has not taken significant steps to push smart meter rollouts. In specific regions, the reduction of non-technical losses and improving billing accuracy are key factors for the implementation of smart meters. Regarding communication technologies in electricity meters, although GSM remains the dominant communication technology for installation in terms of volume, the expectation is that the focus will be on Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Radio Frequency (RF) technologies. Research Aim: The aim of this research is to identify the volume and the value of the electricity meter market in Turkey and to predict potential growth by 2020 in terms of metering technologies. Research Scope: Looking into driving forces such as government regulations, changing consumption and production pattern, and technological developments Analyzing market barriers such as budgetary restraints and security concerns Providing penetration rates of key technologies in metering such as mechanical meters and electronic meters in terms of units and revenue for the years between 2014 and 2020 Analyzing key communication technologies for electricity meters cellular, PLC, and RF in terms of advantages and disadvantages Highlighting the current stakeholders in 2015 and recent metering investment activities of two key utilities with specific characteristics and challenges within the region Highlighting the main big metering companies, their market shares, and competitive profiles Key Questions this Study will Answer: 1. What is the current market situation and what is the forecast market growth rate? 2. What are the key factors influencing the growth of the Turkish electricity meter market and to what extent do they have an impact? 3. What factors influence the growth of the regional smart electricity meter markets? Which areas will have high levels of market activity and which are still in the development stage? 4. At a regional level, which companies offer the best growth opportunities? 5. Which are the key participants in the Turkish electricity market? Electricity meters have been gradually transforming from mechanical meters to electronic meters. Utilities main focus is to implement automatic meter reading systems and advanced metering infrastructure to control and monitor the consumption and loss in their regions. These implementations are extended gradually through pilot projects rather than large-scale rollouts. Utilities with high loss and theft ratio prioritize smart meter projects. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Biofuel and Hydrogen Production, Agro-waste Upcycling, and Sustainable Plastic Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4C-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4C-00-00 This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in renewable fuel production, agricultural waste upcycling, and sustainable manufacturing of plastics. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. Keywords: Biofuel, agro-waste upcycling, quantum dots, hydrogen production, sustainable plastic manufacturing Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Outlook of the Global Oil and Gas Industry, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A5-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1A5-01-00-00-00 The study covers the outlook of the oil and gas industry for 2017, forecast to 2020. The study starts by looking at the oil and gas industry in 2016 and what led to the oil price crash, followed by key predictors for 2017 and determining when the rebalancing of oil demand and supply will take place. The study is divided into 3 main segments: Upstream covers the demand and supply scenarios for both oil and gas, with a brief description of the short-term outlook. Midstream covers investments and opportunities in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market and the transportation of oil and gas products. Downstream covers the refining industry's present and future state, with new capacity additions projected until 2020. The study concludes by looking at the regional outlook for the major oil exporting and importing countries. Tue, 4 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Healthcare, Sensors, and Oil Recovery http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-40-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-40-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in health care and sensors. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of advanced oil recovery techniques. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Sensors, clay-based nanostructures, oil recovery, mitochondrial replacement, artificial intelligence, medication ingestion Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Critical Power Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDF-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCDF-01-00-00-00 Data centers will continue to be the most important application within critical power, driving investment in modular solutions, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), module-level power electronics (MLPE), non-traditional cooling technologies, and converged power solutions. Overall, data center investment is forecast to increase by 9.1% in 2017. The Internet of Things (IoT) will become increasingly prominent, with IoT-connected UPS systems playing a role in terms of energy management and efficiency as well as providing peaking power and demand response. Non-traditional cooling solutions will register a growth rate of 15.7% in 2017, mainly because of demand from data centers. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Global Power Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD7-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD7-01-00-00-00 The transition to a more decentralised and intelligent energy system will continue in 2017, driven by the continued regulatory support for renewable energy in a number of key markets. The 3 Ds of energy are driving future investment - increased decentralisation, the need to decarbonise electricity generation, and digitisation to boost the sector's operational efficiency and open up new market opportunities. The highest growth rates will be for solar PV, with investment forecast to increase by 11.5% to 141.6 billion in 2017. China continues to be the largest market in terms of revenue investment, but the fastest growth will come from India, which will see double-digit growth in investment to 2020. New business models that incentivise smarter consumption patterns, and the growth of energy storage technologies, will increasingly reduce the need for peak capacity investment in mature energy markets. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Annual Africa Utility Overview, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC53-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC53-01-00-00-00 This Research Service covers the key trends and thought leadership associated with the African Utility Landscape, both from a water and an energy perspective, analysed during the 2016 African Utility Week hosted in Cape Town. Public and private sector leaders were invited to attend streams focusing on: power generation, transmission, distribution, renewable energy, finance stream, water / hydro, metering and nuclear. The African Utility Landscape is faced with outdated infrastructure, the introduction of new technology types such as wind and solar, the introduction of standardised institutional documents such as provided by PowerAfrica, coupled with challenges in the access to funding and financing aspects of project finance. The African utility space is balanced between the old and the new. Old = dated infrastructure; new = new business models, new economies of scale, new financing options and interest from the global market. It is vital that both the public and the private sector have a firm grasp on what is needed to ensure commercial and operational success going forward Some of the key industry challenges include:Lack of local knowledge, lack of access to funding, lack of economies of scale, lack of standardised contracts and institutions. All of these can be overcome by tracking market trends and planning accordingly on both the public and the private sector side. To conclude, the purpose of the research service is to provide oversight of the sub-Saharan themes and developments in the power and water utility space. Specific trends include: introduction of new technologies, new business models, cost reflective tariffs, increased levels of privitisation, standardisation. Challenges include: lack of economies of scale, public sector red-tape, access to funding / financing, dated infrastructure, competing markets. Opportunities include: modular solutions, digitisation, technology leapfrogging, localisation. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:38:20 +0100 Electricity Industry Profiles Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC98-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC98-01-00-00-00 This study forms part of Frost & Sullivan's European Electricity Industry Profiles series and includes Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Included in these profiles are: an assessment of key drivers and restraints in the market the demand and total generation profile key aspects of energy policy forecasts on the development of fuel mix, including installed capacity and Euro investment renewable support incentives and mechanisms key participants in power generation, retail, and distribution shape of the transmission and distribution network and future investments Although the Baltic States are 3 of Europe's smallest electricity markets, they offer attractive investment opportunities for European investors. All 3 are looking to increase their penetration of renewable energy as a way of ensuring security of supply against dependence on Russian gas, although there have not been any major supply crisis for some time now and Russia is keen on not scaring its European customers at a time when renewable energy investment across Europe is continuing to increase. Another key strategy for security is investment in interconnections between states and, crucially, between the large Nordpool grid of the Nordic countries. All 3 countries have strong national champions that dominate electricity generation, but smaller companies are gaining share, mainly through investment in wind or bioenergy projects. The climatic conditions mean that solar potential in the region is limited. In the retail market, the rate of liberalisation is varied, but new entrants are starting to make inroads into the traditional state of dominance. In terms of new investments, Estonia has plans to invest mainly in wind energy, but will also continue to invest in oil shale, a type of fuel found in few countries around the world. This fuel is not environment-friendly, but Estonia needs to leverage its natural resources and it cannot move entirely away from this fuel. New plants will have the latest environmental pollution control technologies and will operate at higher levels of efficiency than current plants, which is a significant improvement. The Baltic interconnector between Estonia and Finland will also help to ensure its energy security, a matter of key importance. Latvia is making significant investments in wind technology, but the largest amount will go into natural gas, sourced from Russia and the Nordic region. Latvia has a fully liberalised electricity market and this should encourage new investments. In addition, Latvia is investing in bioenergy, given its extensive forestry resources that it can draw on for feedstock supply. Latvia also needs the baseload electricity generation that comes from fuels such as bioenergy to balance intermittent hydro power, on which it depends heavily. Lithuania is investing significant amounts in wind energy and fossil fuels, mainly natural gas. Lithuania has an operational liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, which means it can source gas from the global market. This makes the country more comfortable with the idea of investing in gas. It is also investing in pipeline connections. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Bone Scaffolds, LEDs, Thermal Energy Storage, Plastic Biodegradation, and Fiber Optics http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3F-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in bone scaffolds, LEDs, thermal energy storage, plastic biodegradation, and fiber optics. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Healthcare, osteomyelitis, bone scaffolds, energy efficient LEDs, thermal energy storage, plastic biodegradation, plastic recycling, fiber optics Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Advances in the Oil & Gas Sector http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-0F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-0F-00-00 This edition of the Oil & Gas TOE profiles innovations related to membranes for gas separation, multilayer pipes for gas transportation, a material for clearing oil spills, and a method for hydrocarbon recovery. The Oil and Gas TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on innovations pertaining to technologies, products, and processes, along with strategic insights, in the upstream and downstream processes in the oil and gas industry. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Membranes, hydrocarbon, pipelines, oil spill Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Wastewater Treatment, Renewable Fuel Production, and Industrial Chemical Manufacturing Processes http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-4A-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in wastewater treatment, renewable fuel production, and industrial chemicals manufacturing using waste biomass and microorganisms. This Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste. Biological solutions are being explored by stakeholders to overcome the issues posed by thermochemical processes. The TOE focusses on various technology innovations in biological solutions for treatment of plastic waste and provides insights on technology adoption and funding scenario globally. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Bio coal, torrefaction, industrial chemicals, jet fuel, enzyme hydrolysis Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P969-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P969-01-00-00-00 This outlook study provides an overall update on the Asia-Pacific energy and environment markets in 2017, covering eight broad industries namely oil and gas, power generation, distributed energy, grids, energy storage, critical power, homes and buildings, and environment and water. Research into each of these eight industries presents key findings, trends, and forecasts that will shape market revenues and opportunities in 2017. Key predictions in 2017 include slow recovery in oil and gas sector, slowdown in coal power, double-digit growth in distributed energy, robust grid investments, healthy growth rates in data center infrastructure solutions and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) markets, and optimistic opportunities in the buildings sector and water treatment space. Key geographies mentioned in this study includes China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia (predominantly ASEAN), and Australia. Some key highlights include: China to dominate in global petrochemical market and focus on nuclear power Suspension of building new coal-fired power plants in India to tackle overcapacity and reduce reliance on coal imports Japan to dominate virtual power plant model in Asia-Pacific Grid investments in Southeast Asia to cross $12.8 billion Australia to be key hotspot in microgrid market Key Questions this Study will Answer: What are the top 2017 trends influencing the eight industries? What are the key trends influencing the development of the industries? What is the forecast in price, revenue, or expenditure in these industries? What are some of the key initiatives undertaken by governments? What are the key growth opportunities for the market participants? Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Nuclear Power Plants, Health Care, Renewable Energy, and Reverse Osmosis http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3E-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in health care, renewable energy, and nuclear plants. The TOE emphasizes on developments in the fields of reverse osmosis, solar cell manufacturing, and advanced coating technologies. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Nuclear power plant, renewable energy, healthcare, reverse osmosis, glaucoma, water-borne coating, self-healing coating Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Artificial Photosynthesis Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-19-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-19-00-00 This Future Tech TOE focuses on technology advances in artificial photosynthesis technologies. It provides an in-depth analysis of drivers, challenges, and analyst insights. Corresponding patents are also provided along with industry interactions. The Future Tech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) captures emerging innovations in research and development, or profile existing technologies which have seen a resurgence in terms of new markets and applications. It usually provides a technology overview, drivers, challenges, research and development, analyst insights and key patent information. In some cases, technology convergence scenarios and future growth opportunities are outlined. It covers innovations and technologies in a variety of industry spaces including manufacturing, sensors, electronics, information and communications technologies, networks, lighting technologies, healthcare, medical devices, materials and coatings, and developments in the energy sector that contribute toward a sustainable and greener world. The Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Artificial photosynthesis, solar water splitting, light-driven carbon dioxide reduction, bionic leaf , solar fuel, carbon capture and storage Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Health Care, Renewable Energy, and Printing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3D-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, renewable energy, and printing. The TOE emphasizes on developments in the fields of bio-artificial liver, high efficiency solar cell materials, and light-printing technology. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Augment biocurrent generation, electrogenic bacterial species, light-printing technology, Big Data Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2017: The Year of Living Dangerously http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297393029 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297393029 Looking back at the past year, we want to highlight some of our forecasts that were predicted and successfully presented to our Oil and Gas client base. Thinking and planning ahead of the curve helped many to budget, schedule, and execute in a timely manner. Thu, 9 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Movers & Shakers Interview Chris Mangum, CEO and Chairman of Servato. http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297389243 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297389243 Chris Mangum is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience in strategy, business development, M&A, innovation and entrepreneurship across a broad range of business models. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Analysis of Energy Mix Scenarios for South African Power Sector, 2016 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCB4-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCB4-01-00-00-00 When creating an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for any nation, there are several ways to fill in the supply gap. It could be new builds composed entirely of gas with complementary cogeneration or coal complemented with renewable energy. Up until November 2016, the South African 2010 IRP was the only official document on power objectives. This is often cited in various ways, although it is widely known to be incorrect. As such, decision makers, research, and conferences continually make use of this outdated document. Evidence of its inaccuracy lies in the expected Growth Domestic Product growth rate expected by 2016; the IRP 2010 predicted between 3% to 6% growth in GDP. At this rate, the demand for power predicted in the document is 21% less than what South Africa currently demands according to actual data. A forecast of the power supply is done in conjunction with the demand. This requires updated information such as economic growth, industry sector, population growth, and so on. As the South African economy has seen a slowdown since 2011, the requirement for power has fallen which was not taken into consideration. A hardcopy document may not be beneficial if it is not updated regularly. Instead, a central, interactive, and up-to-date database will be a more valuable asset to investors, academics, and other players in the private and public sectors. This research service takes a look at the IRP 2010 and runs various high-level scenarios on combinations of power generation and the initial goal to achieve synchronisation of this generation by 2030. These combinations were chosen based on a lower power demand projection currently seen in the power forecasts rather than the entire range of suggestions. One such scenario takes a look at the power generated should the ambition of the IRP 2010 come to fruition. While the government aimed to produce 89,532 MW of power in 2030, the actual production only reaches 66,841 MW this is 25% less than the original plan. An updated IRP is vital to understand the energy landscape, but while the public waits for the document, data modelling can be done in the meantime. This reports attempts to do that on a high level. The base year for the study is 2016, with the forecast period being 2017-2060. Important note: As the latest IRP for 2016 will only be signed off by the South African Cabinet in Q2/Q3 of 2017, this report does not refer to this unofficial update. Furthermore, although it is vital to consider levelised cost of energy when comparing technologies, this report does not deal with the cost side of energy planning. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 European Diesel Generator Set (Genset) Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC26-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC26-01-00-00-00 The slowing economic and industrial conditions in Europe are expected to play a significant role in the diesel genset market in the coming years. A steady decline in revenues is expected in the market with recovery likely from 2018. The market is mainly driven by growth in standby applications for data centres used by banks and technology companies. Infrastructure investment in Europe, mainly Eastern Europe and Spain, is expected to aid in the development of the market for diesel gensets. High growth is expected in higher power gensets above 1 MW, mainly driven by growth in data centres, while high growth in medium power gensets in the range of 150 300 KW is expected due to continued infrastructure and commercial investments in Europe. Capacity markets auctions in the UK are also key drivers for the diesel genset market in the continent, but could face opposition, as environmental concerns could limit future growth. The market is also expected to face headwinds in the form of competition from other sources of power, mainly gas-based and renewable energy generation. Moreover, the image of diesel as a polluting source of power generation is expected to be a challenge for the market in the future. The market is expected to garner a revenue of EUR 1.47 billion by 2020. Market trends have been analysed for the study period between 2014 and 2020, with the base year being 2015. The study covers all countries in continental Europe including Norway and Switzerland. The standby power segment is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period. The study assesses genset companies across Europe and discusses the market shares held by the companies in this market. Fierce competition is expected, especially in Eastern Europe, from Chinese and Turkish participants that compete with cheaper products. Some companies that have been considered for this study are Caterpillar, SDMO, Cummins, MTU, Himoinsa, Pramac, Atlas Copco, Visa, and so on. The following are the key questions this study will answer. 1) Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? 2) What are the key drivers and restraints for the diesel genset market within Europe? 3) How does the market vary between various power ranges for different countries? 4) How do prices vary between various power ranges? 5) What are the key applications for the gas genset market in Europe in various countries? 6) Are competitors from Asian regions trying to gain a market share in the European market? If so, where are they concentrated? Tue, 7 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Fuel Cell Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-12-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-12-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems (EPS) TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides insights on the latest advances in the broad range of technology related to the energy industry. Increase in the carbon emission scenario and the transition of the automobile industry toward a low carbon future has influenced the growth of fuel cell technology. The growth of electric and hybrid electric vehicles has further extended the adoption scope of fuel cells. Technology innovations enhancing the performance and safety features of fuel cells are a huge boost for various industries. The current TOE profiles advances in fuel cells technology in stationary and automotive applications with focus on industry s unmet needs and trends, technology's applications, and strategic insights. The Energy and Power Systems (EPS) TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides insights on the latest advances in the broad range of technology related to the energy industry. The topics regularly presented range from energy storage technologies (batteries, fuel cells, flywheels and other advanced energy storage devices) to non-renewable energy such as oil and gas. Special emphasis is given to emerging areas in the renewable sector such as photovoltaics, wind energy, and geothermal energy, and emerging alternative fuels such as hydrogen, syngas, ethanol and biofuels. The EPS TOE keeps clients abreast of the latest R&D developments at major corporate and academic research centers, provides competitor intelligence and helps create strategic alliances. The Energy and Environment cluster provides global insights and intelligence on a wide variety of disruptive emerging technologies and platforms ranging from energy storage, advanced batteries, solar and wind energy, to unconventional oil, bioenergy, geothermal energy, and energy transmission. Keywords: Fuel cells, energy storage, electric vehicles, clean energy, hybrid vehicles, power applications Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Product Innovation in Energy & Environment Sectors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297377141 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297377141 The rapid changes of markets, technology, and competition that constantly impact virtually every sector have forced companies to innovate with increasing speed, efficiency, and quality. Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Generator Set Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K145-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K145-01-00-00-00 The focus of this research service is to analyze the drivers and restraints that affect the growth of the North American generator set market. Factors including increased awareness among customers, higher power demand, unreliable grid infrastructure, and more severe and unpredictable power outages are likely to drive the demand for generator sets during the next 5 years. The study also addresses the future and present market opportunities in North America (United States and Canada) as well as the challenges faced by industry participants in a rapidly changing environment. Research Scope The current market size for 2016 is provided for each segment and forecasted till 2021. Forecasts by competitive revenues and unit shipments for natural gas generators and diesel generators are also provided. Revenue and units are tracked and forecasted by power range inclusive of <30kW; 30.1 60kW; 60.1 150kW; 150.1 300kW; 300.1 500kW; 500.1 1000kW; and 1000.1 3000kW. End user segments including commercial gensets, industrial gensets, and residential gensets are covered; additionally, revenue is predicted by application including peak shaving, prime power, and stand-by. Market share is provided for the leading competitors, which include Caterpillar, Cummins, Generac Power Systems, and Kohler, among others. Key Questions This Study Will Answer Is the market growing and at what rate? What is the anticipated growth between 2016 and 2021? Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs? How will the structure of the market change with time? Is there any development with the products/segments offered today? Are the generator sets offered today meeting customers needs, or is additional development needed? Are the vendors in the space ready to go it alone, or do they need partnerships to take their business to the next level? Why Partner with Frost & Sullivan? We have a robust and proven research methodology resulting in high-quality findings: Frost & Sullivan has established relationships with the leading participants in the generator sets market value chain with which it performs primary research for the purpose of its research services. We are subject matter experts with 35 years of Energy and Environment experience researching and tracking generator set markets and generating reliable information. Our team of industry experts offers a multidisciplinary background in engineering, business studies, and market strategy. We bring a solution that integrates our expertise areas to develop fact-driven strategies: Frost & Sullivan analyst team has performed analysis of the generators market from various perspectives including: o Segment: stationary, portable, and rental generators o Fuel: gas and diesel generators o End User: residential, commercial, and industrial generators o Geography: global and regional including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa Our fact-driven, client-specific approach bridges the gap between market research and mainstream consulting, giving us an exceptional ability to help generator companies realize their vision. Fri, 3 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297369378 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=297369378 , 9% 18% . Wed, 1 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000