Frost.com - Energy and Power Research http://www.frost.com/c/10199/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10199/home.do - Energy and Power Research Frost & Sullivan Low Temperature Geothermal Power in Japan http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298077804 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298077804 Frost & Sullivan expects the development of the low temperature geothermal industry in Japan to represent a significant contributing step in the establishment of a stable, low emission power industry in the country. Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Power Grids, Pumped Heat Storage, Solar Energy, and Wave Energy http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-1B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-1B-00-00 This edition of Energy and Power Systems TOE provides insights on the latest advances in technologies related to the energy industry. The TOE focuses on advancements in pumped heat energy storage, wave energy, and power transmission. It emphasizes on innovations in high energy density solar roofs, enhanced anode capacity for batteries, and developments in wave energy for application such as desalination. The TOE also provides recent developments in radiated cooling in data centers and high-end arc mitigation systems. 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 (solid state batteries, solar chemical storage 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: Energy storage, tidal energy, radiative cooling, pumped heat energy, solar roofs, desalination, solar concentrator, arc mitigation, switchgears Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Wind Power Services Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCC6-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCC6-01-00-00-00 The global wind services market is expected to be worth $25 billion by 2025, up from $9 billion in 2016, driven by an ageing installed base in Europe and North America (including a significant potential for repowering projects) and substantial new capacity additions in Asia-Pacific. There will also be incremental innovations that will drive revenue. Of total global revenues, 45.9% will be contributed by North America and Europe in 2025, while China will account for 38% of total revenue. At a country level, besides the top four countries (China, the US, Germany, and India), new investment in Brazil, France, Spain, and the UK drives growth. Despite a growing preference for in-house services (as wind farm operators look for ways to minimise costs), a majority of wind services will continue to be outsourced to OEMs, or at the very least they are supporting in-house servicing activity. Major wind farm operators are reaching a situation where the size of the asset base they have outside of warranty makes investing in in-house capabilities viable. In 2016, 280GW of wind capacity was outside of the warranty period; this will have reached 620GW by 2025. Pressure on capex and opex costs will continue to build as wind farm operators look to minimse costs to compete in subsidy free projects recent projects have shown what is achievable. The biggest uncertainty for wind farm operators as the feed-in tariff era ends in Europe is electricity pricing less certainty in revenues makes new investment and cost decisions harder to take. Significant recent M&A activity driving consolidation more is likely to exploit economies of scale and drive operational efficiency also at the component level. At the same time reverse engineering enables more to compete and new participants could well emerge to take the place of those that have been acquired (service). Collaboration the industry watchword the power of OEMs is weakening, but wind farm operators are aware of the benefits of working with wind OEMs for the future. Consolidation in the industry is set to continue, with wind turbine OEMs acquiring ISPs in order to try and defend market share and as part of a wider multi-brand strategy to enable them to service competing brands. However, many acquisitions are likely to retain their branding to preserve the independent profile. Guaranteed availability and real-time access to performance data are increasingly present in the market and gradually featuring as key elements in wind servicing contracts. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Autonomous Cars, Wave Energy, Endogenous Proteins Depletion, Stents, and Intelligent Surveillance Systems http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-62-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-62-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in autonomous cars and intelligent surveillance systems. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of wave energy, stents, and endogenous proteins depletion. 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: Stents, wave energy, proteins depletion, intelligent surveillance systems, autonomous cars Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Future and Impact of Power Storage in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD20-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD20-01-00-00-00 Power storage through the use of battery energy storage systems is critical to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. While the foremost application of battery storage would be in renewable energy-based off-grid power systems for rural electrification and all-round electricity access, batteries are set to play a major role across commercial and industrial segments, especially in powering telecommunication towers and providing a clean and sustainable source of power to off-grid lodges and luxury resorts. With the growing operational expenditure and the reducing cost of renewable energy technologies such as solar PV and wind, industries and mining processes are aggressively pursuing renewable generation to meet power requirements. A continuous supply of quality power through renewables can only be ensured through the incorporation of battery storage systems in the setup. This research service provides an overview of the various battery chemistries currently employed in Sub-Saharan Africa and also enlists the selection criteria as prescribed by consumers from different categories. In addition to covering the various aspects of battery storage across consumer categories, it also highlights the future of battery storage systems across residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Renewable energy has been witnessing rapid expansion across certain geographies in Sub-Saharan Africa. With growing global competitiveness and rising input costs, commercial and industrial systems have been aggressively pursuing renewable energy as a means to achieve business sustainability and improved profit margins. The study looks into the various geographic hotspots that are creating demand for battery storage systems and are likely to be in focus for such systems in the future as well. In addition, the study highlights case studies of battery storage applications that have been successfully implemented in the region. These case studies provide an overview of the choice of system, associated configuration, and application sought after by consumers. The adoption of battery storage systems is not without its own challenges. This study discusses the various factors that will contribute to the uptake of battery storage systems as well as the challenges that must be addressed for the successful adoption of these systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. With a base year analysis of 2017 and forecasts up to 2023, this research service offers key insights for battery manufacturers, suppliers, and project developers regarding the prospective opportunities for expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Advances in the Oil & Gas Sector http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-17-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-17-00-00 This issue of Oil and Gas TOE covers innovations in oil & gas transportation, storage, and filtration applications. The TOE features use of reinforced thermoplastic solutions for high pressure natural gas transportation, an epoxy-based liner to protect storage tanks from corroding and eroding, and a cartridge filter for enhancing performance of NG turbines in countries with polluted environment and tough climatic conditions. The TOE also features a high strength-to-weight precision aluminum tube for drilling applications. 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: Reinforced thermoplastic pipes, epoxy liners and coatings, coalescing filters, asphaltene inhibitors, graphene sponge Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2030 Vision for the Global Unconventional Gas Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K235-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K235-01-00-00-00 The share of natural gas in the total energy mix is expected to increase from 22% in 2015 to 24% by 2030. With natural gas having significant benefits over other fossil fuels like oil and coal, it has huge potential to build a resilient and sustainable future in the global energy demand. While globally the demand for natural gas is uncertain, the development of unconventional resources, specifically led by the US, has bolstered the supply of natural gas. While the US is already a matured country in terms of exploration of unconventional resources, other regions like the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-pacific are still at the development stage and would be prominent players in the near future.This study aims to analyze and forecast the global unconventional gas outlook for 2017. Research Scope: Market trends (current global natural gas production, future production growth, demand analysis, current share of unconventional resources, future growth in unconventional production) Regional trends (Europe, North America, China, Middle East, Africa, India) Mega trends driving the demand for natural gas and its production growth Key future growth markets and their role in the overall development of unconventional resources. Market measurements are analyzed from 2016 to 2030 with 2016 as base year. The global unconventional gas resource market is analyzed based upon the resource type namely conventional, shale gas, tight gas, and CBM. The supply growth in each of this segment is forecast till 2030. Various regional and global drivers and restraints are drawn upon and analyzed to arrive at a forecast. A forecast for all the four types of unconventional resources is also calculated for each region considered in this study. The mega trends impacting the growth of unconventional gas are covered to give an overall perspective of the industry. A demand-side analysis is conducted for end-user segments like industrial, transportation, residential and commercial, and electric power. Key growth countries are identified and a deep-dive analysis is performed for these countries to ascertain the potential for exploration and growth of unconventional gas resources. Key questions this study will answer are as follows. 1. What is the current state of the natural gas industry? Which are the emerging regions for unconventional natural gas production? 2. What are the end-user sectors for natural gas? Which end-user sector will experience the highest demand for natural gas in the future? 3. What are the megatrends driving the growth of unconventional gas? 4. Which regions/countries offer the highest potential for future growth of the unconventional resources market? What will be their share by 2030? Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Developments in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Technology http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-25-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-25-00-00 This edition of the Future Tech TOE highlights the latest advancements in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology that are empowering automobile manufacturers to utilize their electric vehicles for injecting power into the grid or load centres. This TOE provides an overview of the key challenges, drivers, industry initiatives, and global scenario in the V2G technology space. The study also offers the projected technology roadmap for V2G technology along with significant details on patents in this domain. 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 Utilities 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: V2G, electric vehicles, vehicle-to-grid, bi-directional on-board charger, virtual power plant, smart grid Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Wind Power Market, Forecast to 2025 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD2-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCD2-01-00-00-00 The global wind power market is driven by national governments' push to improve energy security, and in particular, to reduce coal consumption due to growing concerns about climate change and air pollution. The global wind power market has achieved exceptionally high growth rates over the past few years. More than half of the world s wind power capacity has been added over the past five years. By the end of 2016, more than 80 countries installed wind farms and about 26 countries representing every region with more than 1 GW in operation. This study provides a comprehensive overview of the global wind market (onshore and offshore). The global wind power market had yet another record-breaking year. By end of 2016, more than 54 GW of new installed capacity was added, bringing the global cumulative capacity to about 487 GW. The base year for the study is 2016, while forecasts have been provided from 2017 to 2025. The global wind power market is expected to reach a cumulative installed capacity of 1,000 GW by the end of 2025, with Asia-Pacific as the dominant region. The offshore wind market is expected to grow at a much faster pace, while the onshore wind market is expected to progress slowly. The study explains the various factors that act as drivers and restraints to the market, both global and regional. This study also includes a global scale and regional scale forecast of the revenue and annual installed capacity until the end of forecast period. Finally, the study concludes by giving the three major predictions for the future of global wind power market. Key Questions this Study will Answer: How was the global wind power market (onshore and offshore) in 2015? How much global wind energy is projected to reach in 2025? What are the key drivers and restraints influencing the wind power market in the global and regional scales? Who are the key participants in the global wind power market? Who are the key participants for each region? What are their respective shares in the market? Which regions across the world are bound to be geographical hotspots in the next 5 to 10 years? How much growth can be anticipated from these regions? What are the main technological advancements aiding the growth of wind energy? Which technologies will drive the future wind power market? Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Processing and Manufacturing of Biofuels and Chemicals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-6B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-6B-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in biofuels and chemicals processing and manufacturing. The TOE focuses on various innovative conversion technologies for biodegradable materials, algal biofuel, value-added liquid fuels and chemicals manufacturing, as well as cost-efficient methods of algae cultivation. 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: Algae cultivation, plasma-catalysis, microfluidics screening platform, jet fuel, catalysts Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Solar Cells, Water Systems, Facial Recognition, Portable Narcotic Drugs Screening Devices, and Resins http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-5F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-5F-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in solar cells and smart water systems. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of artificial intelligence, narcotic drugs screening devices, and PTFE adhesion. 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: Smart water, solar cells, facial recognition, narcotic drugs screening, PTFE Fri, 3 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Technology Developments in the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-16-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-16-00-00 This edition of Oil and Gas TOE profiles technology developments in the upstream oil & gas industry. Innovations that are in focus include using aerographene for oil spill cleanup, MWNT cement for building high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) wells, nano-enhanced elastomers for oilfield applications, carbon quantum dots fluorescent tracers for well monitoring, carbon nanotube composite cables for ultra-deepwater oil and gas fields, and polymer nanotube umbilical for subsea applications. 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: Aerographene, oil spill cleanup, MWNT cement, HPHT wells, elastomers, carbon quantum dots fluorescent tracers, well monitoring, CNT composite cables, polymer nanotubes umbilical, geopolymer cement Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Essential Oils, Biofuels, Indoor Farming Systems, and Biochemicals http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-68-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-68-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in essential oils, biofuels, and biochemicals. The TOE also focuses on aeroponic-based indoor farming systems. 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: Aeroponics, indoor farming, mosquito control, ethanol, isobutene Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100