Frost.com - Energy and Power Research http://www.frost.com/c/10199/home.do - Energy and Power Research Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:12:52 Asia-Pacific Energy and Environment Industry Outlook, 2017 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 , 9% 18% . Wed, 1 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Drilling Fluid Additives for Enhancing Efficiency of Upstream Processes http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-0E-00-00 For effective oil drilling, oilfield drilling fluids are used in a very broad manner. The main functions of drilling fluid include well control, maintaining formation steadiness, removing drill cuttings from the wellbore during production, maintaining reservoir pressure, stabilizing fluid loss by filtration, providing adequate cooling and lubricity to the drill bit, and also assisting in data logging. During excessive use of drill fluid in high temperature and high pressure, the drilling fluid tends to degrade, which results in downtime and significant increase of drill cost. To stabilize the working of drill fluids, an additive that can optimize the efficient working of drilling fluid is needed. There is a huge demand for the additive, which can possess properties such as low cost, being non-toxic, and easily biodegradable with zero impact on environment. 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: Drilling fluid, drill bit, drill cuttings, additives, viscosifier, solvent, emulsifiers, lubrication, rheology modifier, filtration, fluid loss, wellbore, water-based drilling fluid, oil-based drilling fluid, nanoparticles, bio-diesel, lignin, graft copolymer Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Alternator Market, Forecast to 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MC7A-01-00-00-00 Power demand-supply gap, growing industrialisation in the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, and investments in distributed energy will drive market for alternators both in volume as well as revenue. The global alternator market revenue increased by 1.7% in 2015 compared to the previous year. Market revenue is estimated to reach $5.19 billion in 2020 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1%. The study aims to analyse and forecast the global alternator market to 2020. Research Scope: This study includes an in-depth analysis of the alternator market with a specific focus on regions, power ranges, applications, and prime mover. This research provides the description and analysis of the global alternator market at the top-level, as well as the regional market level. Regional Trends (Europe, North America, LATAM, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East and Africa): Alternators are available for various power generation applications and can use different prime movers. They can vary in sizes ranging from a few kilowatts (kW) to more than 10 megawatt (MW) depending on the type of applications. For the purpose of this study, we have considered all units that are available for generating power across different applications; these include prime power, standby, and peak-shaving. The alternator market is extremely fragmented. As it is practically impossible to segregate the market of brand/private labels and calculate the actual market share from an OEM perspective, shares have been calculated based on value of revenues generated across the industry. Almost 100% of the alternators sold by the top 3 global companies are actually sourced from smaller manufacturers and branded. The industry market shares also vary widely by capacity, production, shipments, and actual consumption. Market measurements are analysed for the year of 2015, 2016, and 2020. Global alternator market snapshot, market penetration by segments, and Year-on-Year growth rate by regions are also provided. Strategies, growth analysis, competitive landscape, and future focus are discussed for key market players Leroy Somer, Cummins, ABB, Mecc Alte, HHI, Marathon etc. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: Is the global alternator market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs? Will these companies, power ranges, and applications continue to exist? What are the key drivers and restraints affecting the alternator market? Are the technology offered today meeting customer needs or is additional development needed? How are the growth trends for alternator different in developed and developing markets? Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Recent Innovations in Renewable Energy, Healthcare, and Agriculture http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-39-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in renewable energy, healthcare, and agriculture. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of less expensive thin-film solar cells, use of nanotechnology to increase efficiency of solar projects and sustainable biofuel generation. It profiles advances in agricultural innovations such as optimization of nitrogen fertilization and healthcare innovations such as testing and installation of biocompatible robotic hearts. 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, renewable energy, thin-film solar cells, biofuel, biomass, nitrogen fertilization, biocompatible robotic hearts Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Horizontal- and Vertical-axis Small Wind Turbines http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D961-00-11-00-00 This edition of the Energy and Power Systems (EPS) TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides insights on the latest advances in technology related to the energy industry. Small wind energy industry has the potential to play a game changing role in future global energy mix. The current TOE profiles advances in small wind energy industries including horizontal- and vertical-axis small wind turbines. The need for more efficient and noise-free wind applications is driving innovations in wind energy space. Research focus areas of TOE incudes wind turbine innovations, bladeless wind power generation, Tubercle Technology, 5 blade wind turbines, and flapping wind turbines. The TOE provides intelligence on solving inherent industry challenges such as cost, efficiency, and safety. 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, small wind power, vertical-axis wind turbines, horizontal-axis wind turbines, blade-less wind turbines, flapping wind turbines, tubercles Fri, 3 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE) Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCAB-01-00-00-00 This market engineering study talks about the Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE) market, which includes both microinverters and DC optimizers. It also tracks the current global MLPE market and provides forecasts by revenue, units, and region till 2021 at the total market level and also for microinverters and DC optimizers. The study explains the various factors that act as drivers and restraints to the market; it also supplies an overview of the various pricing trends for both microinverters and DC optimizers. This study also includes a region-wise drivers and restraints analysis and concludes by listing major predictions for the future of the global MLPE industry. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advanced Material Technologies for Refining Catalysis in Oil and Gas Processing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D998-00-0D-00-00 Refinery catalysts are based on metals (such as nickel, molybdenum) and chemical compounds. They comprise of catalysts used for fluid catalytic cracking, hydrotreating, hydrocracking, alkylation, and isomerization activities. Zeolites are recently becoming interesting materials for oil and gas refiners. Overall the focus in this market for both academicians and organizations are to develop new materials for refining purposes. North American and European entities are highly active in this regard. Selectivity and high service life are the major decision making factors for catalyst selection. 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: Hydrotreatment, cracking, isomerization, alkylation Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000