Frost.com - Environment and Building Technologies Research http://www.frost.com/c/10087/home.do - Environment and Building Technologies Research Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:10:13 Recovery and Recycling of Rare Earth Elements http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D835-00-26-00-00 This edition of the Future Tech TOE highlights the latest advancements in technologies for recovery and recycling of rare earth elements (REEs) that are aiming to solve the issues of supply side uncertainty and environmental impact. This TOE provides an overview of the key challenges, drivers, industry initiatives, and global scenario in the REEs recovery and recycling technology space. The study also offers significant patent details revolving around its areas and key funding activities related to REEs recovery and recycling. 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 Environment and Sustainability cluster tracks developments and industry trends in technologies that contribute to the betterment of the environment or enable/aid environmental protection/preservation, mitigation, and sustainability. Keywords: Rare earth elements, e-waste, permanent magnets, yttrium, europium, neodymium Fri, 8 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 2018 Outlook of the Turkish Water and Waste Recycling Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCF9-01-00-00-00 This research presents the 2018 outlook for the Turkish water and waste recycling market. The latest technologies and business trends are discussed, such as leak and loss tracking, the build-operate-transfer operation model, membrane technologies, the World Bank Smart City Project, and source segregation. The study offers predictions about revenue as well as volume of generation, collection, and recycling, including related services. The waste segment covers volume and revenue broken down by type of waste, which are municipal solid waste, electronic waste, and construction and demolition waste. Total Turkish waste volume generation is expected to increase from 42.4 million tonnes in 2017 to 44.0 million tonnes in 2018. Waste recycling market revenue is predicted to reach 1,132.8 million by 2018. The research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research. Secondary research involves desk-based research. Primary research involves interaction with market participants to gather their perspective and feedback on our analysis. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in Cancer Treatment, Water Recycling in Power Plants, and Augmented Reality http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-63-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in cancer treatment and augmented reality. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of water recycling in power plants. 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: Cancer treatment, augmented reality, AR, leukemia, silica filter, carbon fiber composites Fri, 1 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Waste Management http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-6D-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE features trends and innovations in waste management. The TOE focuses on various innovative conversion technologies for medical as well as plastic waste management. It also provides intelligence on technologies, processes, and strategic insights on food waste management and batteries recycling. 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 Environment and Sustainability cluster tracks developments and industry trends in technologies that contribute to the betterment of the environment or enable/aid environmental protection/preservation, mitigation, and sustainability. Keywords: Food waste, electronics waste, plastic waste, battery recycling, bio coal Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Growth Opportunities for District Heating and Cooling in Asia, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P99D-01-00-00-00 District heating and cooling is not a new concept, but this technology is gaining traction in Asia in the current era of urbanization, energy insecurity, and climate change mitigation. The study period is 2014 2021, with the base year as 2016, and forecast period as 2017 to 2021. This research covers East Asia (Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) and Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam). The district heating and cooling market in Asia is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of (CAGR) of 4.1% by the end of the forecast period. Japan and South Korea are big on district energy, while the market for district cooling is slowly opening up in other parts of Asia, especially Southeast Asia. Singapore and Malaysia currently have few district cooling systems, while the other countries in this region remain largely untapped. The study also highlights the applicable visioning scenarios with their macro to micro implications. The visioning scenarios included are: social and demographic trends, industry Mega Trends, new business models, disruptive technologies, and competitive landscape trends. The study also enlists the key market drivers and restraints impacting the market, along with insights on the generation technologies used in the district energy market. Case studies that highlight best practices in district energy systems in the Asian countries are also included. Frost & Sullivan has considered eleven levers for growth in this market, highlighting vision and strategy and brand and demand growth opportunities. With the rise in awareness for energy efficiency and carbon emissions, the Asian region presents several opportunities for market growth. The study discusses eleven possible growth opportunities that will help market participants to gain a competitive advantage. For each of these growth opportunities, key context and opportunities along with a call to action have been discussed in this study. This research also talks about the strategic imperatives and top predictions for the district heating and cooling market. Key Questions this Study will Answer Is the market growing, and if so, at what rate? What is the anticipated growth rate for this market during 2017 to 2021? What are the new business models and disruptive technologies? What are the impacts of social and demographic trends, industry Mega Trends, disruptive technologies, new business models, and competitive landscape on the market? What are the key growth levers influencing the District Heating & Cooling (DHC) market? What are the possible growth opportunities in this market? What are the strategic imperatives for the DHC market? Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Emission Control Technologies In Automotive & Transportation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D7D2-01-00-00-00 In a global scenario where urbanization increases the congestion of vehicles on the roads, which in turn increases the pressure on the environment, in particular to air pollution, necessitates the use of environmentally friendly vehicles in cities. Emissions Control Technologies (ECTs) can enable to reduce harmful emissions from vehicular exhaust gases, improve air quality and promote carbon neutral cities. ECTs are seen as a solution to solve the issues like air pollutions, greenhouse effect, acid rain, global warming and smog. Emission Control Technologies Market size is forecast to grow from 2017 to 2025. The implementation of stringent emission legislation will drive the emission control technologies market during the forecast period together with growing demand for advanced solutions. In 2017 NOx emissions control technologies, such as Selective Catalytic Reduction, Exhaust Gas Recirculation and Lean NOx Trap are dominant technologies due to necessity to meet new emission standards for NOx emissions. Furthermore, it is noticed that development and implementation of GPF technology is increased in the last two years. Apart of that, one of the directions of development is cold start catalysts which are effective work at low temperature in real urban driving conditions, such as cold start, slow driving, or frequent stops. Installation of emission control technology on existing vehicles can help publicly owned and operated bus companies to meet new emission standards and allow enter to Low Emission Zones. In terms of technology and adoption, the emission control industry needs to develop a retrofit technology with advanced catalyst systems, optimised thermal management, and high performance to meet new emission standards and to improve air quality. This research service, titles Emission Control Technologies in Automotive & Transportation (TechVision) , provides an overview of types of emission control technologies, its advantages, limitations and applications amongst light-duty diesel and gasoline engines and heavy-duty diesel engines. Additionally, it implies the challenges, drivers, and possible future scenario of the technologies development. The study has identified 8 emission control technologies that can reduce the release of emission particles by about 99%, such as particulate filters, closed crankcase ventilation, oxidation catalyst, selective catalytic reduction, exhaust gas recirculation and other sustainable emission control methods. The study deeply illustrates the following: Emission control technologies in the automotive sector overview, snapshot and current trends The factors driving adoption and development Technical and market drivers and challenges Key properties, drawbacks, major innovations, and research and development (R&D) of commonly used and emerging emission control technologies The road ahead for technology development Opportunities for growth Patent activity that provide an insight into notable activities of global participants Key stakeholders Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 European Swimming Pool Water Treatment Systems Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD30-01-00-00-00 Evolving legislation on pool water quality is increasing awareness about diseases such as cryptosporidiosis and increasing requirement for ease of pool water maintenance is bringing in more smart systems such as smart sensors and controllers in the swimming pool water treatment market. There are varieties of pools such as Residential (Private) pools, Commercial, and Institutional (Public) pools. Each of these pools differs by their size that usually depends upon the type of usage. Manual maintenance of pool water becomes a major challenge faced by the swimming pool water treatment industry. These techniques are time consuming and require continuous monitoring of pool water. Improperly managed swimming pools can easily become a public health hazard. To overcome this, state-of-the-art technologies such as smart sensors and controllers and robotic cleaners have come into play, significantly changing the way the operation and maintenance of the pool is handled. Tightened pool water quality legislation in Europe and also across the globe is acting as the major driver in this market. There are well laid out pool water quality standards in countries such as Germany and France triggering the need for advanced pool treatment systems. This study provides an in-depth insight of European swimming pool water treatment systems market focusing especially on various treatment products such as filtration, disinfection, chemical dosing, and smart technologies that are deployed to effectively treat swimming pool water. It gives an overview of the types and impacts of micropollutants present in the water. Trends and market drivers and restraints will provide interesting insights to readers. Types of end users are analysed to provide an overall understanding of the dominant segment and cost effective technology that is preferred in the market. The study also shares growth opportunities in technological innovations such as robotic cleaners, smart sensors and value-added services that help readers know more about market penetration. Furthermore, mega trends and their impacts are further highlighted to make the study more insightful. Key questions addressed by the study: Influential Mega trends Regional Analysis CEO 360 perspective Strategic Imperatives Market Share Analysis Growth Opportunities Client Benefit: The Study will provide a deep understanding of the European Swimming Pool Water treatment systems market especially in specific European countries. It will provide an overview of the market, attractiveness and cost effectiveness of the existing technologies. This will help clients identify cost effective treatment systems and target the addressed and addressable markets. It can help companies make wise decisions with respect to investments in R&D. Furthermore, additional insights on growth opportunities and strategic imperatives can provide a way to capitalize on innovative technologies. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Advancements in 3D Printing, Gene Expression, Coolants, Nuclear Waste Treatment, and Online Retail http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-5E-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE profiles innovations in 3D Printing, gene expression, and nuclear waste treatment. The TOE also focuses on a cooling system for high-end computing systems, and artificial intelligence in the retail industry. 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: 3D printing, nuclear waste, gene expression, coolants, AI, retail industry Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 European Integrated Facility Management Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD06-01-00-00-00 The integrated facility management (IFM) market in Europe is the fastest growing segment of the overall facility management (FM) industry. It is growing at the expense of the single service and bundled service segments. Currently, integrated facility management is going through a state of transformation, which is driven by technology innovation, new business models, emerging value propositions, and creative new service offerings alongside a more long-term trend of service integration and internationalisation. The IFM market is expected to see healthy growth throughout the forecast period. However, expectations will be kept in check by fierce competition and maturing of key markets such as the United Kingdom. The IFM market in Europe is one of the most developed and mature markets in the world and has a highly competitive international supply base. In many countries, services are commoditising and organic growth is hard to find. Therefore, companies need to innovate in order to ensure continued growth and profitability. The industry will continue to move towards service integration and sophisticated advisory services focussed on business productivity. Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity will continue. This study provides an in-depth understanding of the growth opportunities in the European IFM market in the wake of these transformations. The study includes growth forecasts, comprehensive market metrics, competitive analysis, service trends, customer sector trends, and a mapping of the most attractive opportunities for growth to 2022. The following are some of the crucial questions answered by this strategic and dynamic study: Which are the fastest growing countries in Europe for IFM? How will the market evolve to 2022? What is the competitive landscape expected to look like by 2022? Which are the suppliers that are poised to win? Which are the fastest growing customer segments in this market? What types of services will see growth and which are the ones that will face the maximum challenges due to the maturity of the market? How will suppliers react to the need for dynamic new value propositions? What impact will technology and new business models have on the future of IFM in Europe? What are the five most attractive growth opportunities for IFM in Europe? This study provides a full competitive analysis, including market shares, of the European market, both as a whole and at a regional level. It includes market revenue and growth forecasts to 2022 as well as analysis by country, service type, delivery model, vertical end-user market, and contract type. Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100