- Power Supplies and Batteries Research - Power Supplies and Batteries Research Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:13:37 Innovations in Dyslexia Research, Lithium-carbon Dioxide Batteries, Machine Learning, and Bio-gasoline Production This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts developments associated with dyslexia research and lithium-carbon dioxide batteries. It also focuses on innovations in carbon capture utilization and storage, machine learning, and bio-gasoline production. 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: Dyslexia, CCUS, bio-gasoline, petrorefineries, grey matter Fri, 5 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Recent Developments in Aquaculture, Bio-based Nanoparticles, Biobatteries, and Biomass Gasification This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features innovations in paper-based biobatteries, bio-based nanoparticles from mango peel, and biomass gasification. It also covers innovations addressing the sustainability of aquaculture practices which includes the production of aquaculture feed from sustainable sources such as wood and microalgae co-product. 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: Aquaculture, fishmeal, microalgae, torula yeast, oil contamination, biomass gasification, paper-based batteries, biobatteries, polyamic acid Fri, 5 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Nanotechnology Innovations Transforming Energy Generation and Storage Most of the distributed and renewable energy generation technologies are affected by the type of materials used in manufacturing them. The current technologies have a significant drawbacks and room for improvement specifically in terms of performance parameters like efficiency. Similarly protection of the renewable assets to gain more prolonged operational life time is another important area that can be benefit from the adoption of new materials. Nanomaterials are currently being used by researchers around the world in enhancing the energy sector. For instance nanomaterials based protective glasses and coatings for solar panels are considered to improve the performance of the panels and similarly new materials are also being considered for applications like performance of solar panels. Applications go beyond just generation into energy storage as well. Nanotechnology is considered for developing new electrode materials for batteries and fuel cells. The study focuses on the advantages of adopting nanomaterials in the energy generation and storage sectors, innovations focusing on the use of nanomaterials in energy generation and storage solutions. Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Sensors and Advanced Material Technologies Driving Opportunities in Energy Industry Increasing population creates the need for sustainable and continuous energy supply. Traditional transmission and distribution grids have been witnessing significant transformation. The transformation is primarily fueled by the integration of technological advancements, such as data analytics, smart sensors and automation, for a smarter grid with improved grid security and grid reliability. Apart from the digitization of the grid, scientific advancements in material science contribute to the growing need for off-shore deployment of renewable power. Increased research focus is witnessed in developing reliable and cost-effective foundation structures for off-shore wind power installations. Self-healing materials have the potential to improve the safety of off-shore wind turbines. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Breakthrough Innovations in Energy Storage This study focuses on the electrochemical energy storage and innovations and technology advancements aimed at improving the energy storage performance. The study covers impactful innovations targeting improvement in crucial parameters like battery safety, energy density, charging time and cost reduction. It covers global best practices case studies about the energy storage technology advancements which are expected to enhance adoption of various energy storage technologies Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Obesity Management, Microbiome Research, Dizziness Test, Power Sources, and Hydrogen Production This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts developments associated with obesity management, microbiome research, and dizziness test. It also focuses on innovations in novel miniature power sources and hydrogen production. 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: Obesity, water splitting, microbiome, miniature battery, hydrogen production Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Dynamic Competitors in the European Battery Energy Storage Market, 2018 The European energy storage market is undergoing a stage of technological evolution, with digital transformation, electric vehicle (EV) penetration, and smart grid initiatives leading the charge. The European region is becoming a hotspot for energy storage driven by falling battery and photovoltaic (PV) costs, attractive subsidies, and increasing electricity tariff rates. The region is entrenched with battery manufacturers coming up with a product portfolio with enhanced technological capabilities and financing options for facilitating the widespread adoption of energy storage systems. Strong, viable business models and strategic partnerships with PV kit integrators/distributors are crucial for penetrating this market, while enhancing the attractiveness of the energy storage solutions. Storage manufacturers are increasingly partnering with intelligent energy management solution providers that can incorporate machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to take real-time smart energy management decisions. The major growth opportunities lie in residential and commercial solar with storage market, which is poised to accelerate, with business models such as community energy trading and energy storage as a service expected to be the key driving factors.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

The scope of the study involves the dynamic competitors in the European battery energy storage market that provide products and solutions to the residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. Each profile includes an overview of the competitor and covers its major product line offerings, key partners, distribution channel strategy, business model, and key development plans.

A rigorous methodology was followed to identify the market participants based on their product innovation and growth strategies. Top management executives of the companies were interviewed to obtain information on the key company strategies.

The companies profiled are: Sonnen, Fronius, Varta, SOLARWATT, E3/DC, SENEC, SMA, IBC Solar, Alpha ESS, Enphase, Electrochaea, RedT, Younicos, Akasol, Autarsys, Forsee Power, Moixa, and Powervault.

Research Highlights

Frost & Sullivan has highlighted the contribution of 18 dynamic competitors disrupting the energy storage market in Europe. A detailed profiling of the participants, including general company information, product lines, market strategies, and key growth areas, has been developed.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Which are the dynamic competitors in the European battery energy storage market?
  • What are their distribution strategies and business models?
  • What are the kinds of products that market participants are developing to meet the needs of customers?
  • What are the major trends in the battery energy storage market?
  • Which are the market segments that competitors are operating in and what are their market strategies?


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Innovations in Lithium-ion Batteries, Fuel Cells, Wind Turbines, Solar Cells, and Geothermal Power Generation This edition of the Energy and Power Systems TOE profiles innovations in impact-resistant lithium-ion battery, boosting capacity for lithium-ion battery, bearing supports that can improve wind turbine performance, and low-cost fuel cell. The TOE also discusses on software to manage data in geothermal industry, a next-generation fuel cell system, a fast-charging solid-state battery, and wind turbine using gravity-based foundation. The TOE further explains Improved efficiency of organic solar cells and lithium-ion battery using niobium tungsten oxides. 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: Lithium-ion, iron fluoride, fuel cell, geothermal, solid-state battery, gravity-based suction bucket foundation, organic solar cells Fri, 7 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Global Motive Lead-Acid Battery Market, Forecast to 2024 The well-established global motive lead acid battery market is expected to witness a CAGR of 4.2% between 2017 and 2024. Material handling equipment is the key application using lead acid batteries, globally. Increase in eCommerce models is driving the need for warehouse. These warehouses need electric forklift for indoor operation that boosts the demand for lead-acid-battery-powered vehicles. In addition to forklifts, ground vehicle equipment, AGV and cleaning machines are boosting the global demand for lead acid batteries. Electric vehicles eBikes, three wheelers and four wheelers largely use lead acid batteries. China holds the monopoly in lead-acid-battery-powered EVs. This trend is witnessing sharp growth in India and Southeast Asia. Golf cart/NEV powered by lead acid batteries is a steady market, with strong demand from the replacement market. Despite competition from lithium-ion battery chemistry, lead acid battery will remain in the market with strong demand and steady growth in deep cycle applications. Affordable pricing, proven performance, brand loyalty are the key factors that favor lead acid battery demand.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

Market trends are analyzed for the period 2015 to 2024, with 2017 as base year. Drivers and restraints, competitive analysis, market trends, growth opportunities, battery chemistries geographical trends, and revenue forecasts for the period 2014 to 2024 are also provided. The market is analyzed holistically through two main segments: end-user application and geographical segment analyses. The major end- user applications include batteries for material handling equipment, mining, railroad, golfcart/NEVs, EVs, RVs, and other applications (marine, cleaning machines, and so on). The geographical scope of the study includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.

The study includes profiles of key players in the global industrial battery market, including EnerSys, Exide Technologies, EastPenn Manufacturing, Trojan, Hoppecke, Tianneng, Chaowei, and so on. Further to market growth and trend analyses, the study also identifies and evaluates growth opportunities in this market and how companies can capitalize on these emerging opportunities.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing? How long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
  • What are the factors that influence end-user application in each region?
  • What is the market structure? How are the players positioning for each end-user application? 
  • What are the applications facing threat from alternative battery chemistries and to what extent?  
  • To what extent has the dominance of Asia-Pacific region—specifically, China, Japan, Korea and India—increased in this market?
  • Is the market open for new entrants? What are the hotspots that participants can target?
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