Frost.com - Environmental Research http://www.frost.com/c/10229/home.do - Environmental Research Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:32:11 Recent Innovations in Signature Verification, Healthcare, Air Quality Monitoring, and Self-Healing Materials http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-3A-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, air quality monitoring, self-healing materials and signature verification. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of drug implant technology, indoor air quality monitoring, and patient data encryption in medical field. 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, signature verification, drug implant, self-healing materials, data encryption Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North American Municipal Water and Wastewater Outsourcing Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K0F3-01-00-00-00 The North American Municipal Water and Wastewater Outsourcing Market enjoys steady growth, but its main barrier is public aversion to the privatization of water services. Water services have a strong history of public ownership and union jobs. However, the increasing strain of infrastructure renewal needed alongside tight financial operating conditions makes outsourcing an increasingly necessary compromise for many water utilities. Environmental regulation and the need for compliance are key drivers and are set to help the market grow. This is because outsourcing can be an efficient way to meet targets while limiting the investment need and passing the compliance burden to a business partner. External partners are often now required to handle more complex requests from municipalities. The expanding demand on outsourcing partners now often includes areas in asset management, planning, and forecasting as opposed to more simple design and build contracts only. Additionally, private outsourcing partners can be a reliable source of qualified experts to help manage and operate equipment, while municipalities themselves see an ageing workforce that is harder to replace. The market does, however, see restraints such as the above-mentioned resistance to privatization efforts. Private companies are bidding in a low margin environment, and this reduces interest from a wider array of market participants, especially smaller companies that are unable to handle larger, more complex projects that require greater capabilities. Municipalities are also in a better cash position than they were previously in the global recession. This has eased the pressure to invest in cost-effective, though sometimes controversial, outsourcing agreements. This study leverages insights from market stakeholders (outsourcing partners, industry organizations, and utilities) and secondary data to forecast market development through 2022. Multiple outsourcing contract types are segmented and reviewed including private public partnerships: design, bid, and build; operations and maintenance; design and build; design, build, and additional services; and concessions. Key questions this study will answer include: o How is the North American municipal water and wastewater outsourcing market performing and what are its future prospects? o What is driving and restraining the market at the moment and what are the key challenges for the market going forward? o How is the market structured and where do specific opportunities exist within it? o What are the key trends with regards to services offered by municipal partners? o What is the competitive situation within the market, who are the main participants, and how have they achieved this position? o What is the market s current competitive structure, and how may this change over time? Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Biological Solutions for Plastic Waste Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-44-00-00 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 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: Plastic, biodegradation, recyclable, fungi, bacteria, additive, genetic engineering Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Global Waste Recycling Market Outlook, 2017 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MCCF-01-00-00-00 This outlook study provides an overall update on the global waste recycling market in 2017, covering the municipal solid waste, industrial non-hazardous waste, waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), and construction and demolition (C&D) waste. It predicts that the global market revenue is likely to increase from $247.48 billion to $265.65 billion in 2017. This study provides predictions about waste volumes, revenues, and services and examines the latest trends that are influencing the market. Furthermore, it highlights the recycling opportunities of different waste streams generated globally. This research study also features interesting trends such as Internet of Things, smart recycling, circular economy, and corporate sustainability. The geographical scope of analysis is segmented by Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. Key Questions Addressed by this Study: What are the top 2017 trends influencing the global recycling market? What are the key trends influencing municipal, industrial, electronics, and C&D waste markets? What is the volume of waste collected and recycled in each region? What is revenue share of each region in each waste segments considered? What are the key growth opportunities for the market players? Client Benefit: This study will provide an in-depth analysis on the waste recycling industry and also talk about interesting trends, especially smart, which is driving the market. These insights will aid clients in identifying the right technology/solution to invest in, choose the addressable markets, and also develop innovative business models. Key Companies: Novelis; TFC Recycling; ZenRobotics; Eurokey Recycling; Rubicon; Waste Management Inc; Veolia; Suez; FCC; Van Gansewinkel; Remondis Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Innovations in Healthcare, Waste and Pollution Management, and Transportation http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-37-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts the current landscape and the new trends in a series of developments associated with innovations in healthcare, transportation, and indoor pollution prevention. The TOE focuses on innovations in predicting risks of elderly falls and it also showcases advances in efficient composting systems for solid waste management in Sri Lanka. The TOE also emphasizes on healthcare innovations such as stem cells generating artificial stomach tissues and transportation innovations; especially the flying cars of Airbus. 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: Indoor pollution prevention, elderly falls, composting, solid waste management, stem cells, gastric illnesses, artificial stomach tissues, flooring tiles, flying taxi Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nanotechnology Innovations Enhancing Recycling and Reuse of Waste http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D787-00-37-00-00 With the global growth in production and processing, the amount of production wastes and end-of-life products is constantly rising. Research studies highlight that by 2025 the solid wastes will reach over 2 billion tones per year; this creates a high demand for new technologies and processes for effective recycling and reuse. Nanotechnology can impact the recycling industry in three major categories: the recycling of nanomaterials, the recycling of solid wastes by nanoprocessing, and the improvement of existing processes in order to reduce the amount of wastes generated. The market is witnessing many small- and medium entities dealing with one specific product or nanoprocess for waste management. The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing. 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: Nanotechnology, recycling, nanomaterial, nanocellulose, cellulose nanocrystals, tyre recycling, infrared light recycling, batteries recycling Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment Market in Southeast Asia, Forecast for 2020 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P8F2-01-00-00-00 The Southeast Asian total industrial water and wastewater treatment (WWT) market is considered to be at the growth stage, with varied development stage across countries in the region. Cumulatively, the total industrial WWT market is forecast to grow below 10% CAGR from 2015 to 2020. By 2020, the market revenue will exceed $4 billion. Indonesia is the largest market, but the Philippines will register the fastest growth over the forecast period. During the same period, food and beverage (F&B) industry will remain the largest and fastest growing end-user group for the market Nonetheless, industrial growth remains as the revenue pillar for WWT market participants. The market is likely to expand beyond $5 billion by 2024. In addition, market participants are looking at future horizontal opportunities, notably biomass power equipment in palm oil industry. This study focuses on three broad segments, namely: 1. Water Treatment Equipment a. Membranes b. Disinfection c. Filtration d. Clarification e. Demineralization 2. Wastewater Treatment Equipment a. Pre-treatment b. Primary Treatment c. Secondary Treatment d. Tertiary Treatment 3. Water and Wastewater Services a. Design and engineering b. Installation c. Scheduled maintenance and part replacements (excluding ad hoc maintenance and repairs) Drivers and restraints are discussed in each of the three main market segments. In addition, market forecast of total market revenue until 2020 is presented. Market revenue is also segmented by water treatment and wastewater treatment. Breakdown by end-user groups is also shown for both water and wastewater segments. End-users covered in this study include F&B, electrical and electronics (E&E), power, automotive, and palm oil. Currently, industrial water treatment is the largest segment; there is a gradual shift of importance from industrial to wastewater treatment in Southeast Asia. F&B is considered the most resilient industry during an economic downtime. Though, food production continues to be in high demand, manufacturers are striving to reduce production cost while maintaining standards and quality. In addition to the above, this study also features the key and emerging market trends in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Key Questions This Study Will Answer: 1. What is the growth rate for the industrial WWT market in Southeast Asia? 2. How is this market growing by country segments and end-user segments? What are some of the key success factors? 3. What are the key drivers and restraints affecting the market? 4. What are the specific opportunities for market participants to remain relevant in the competitive market? 5. How are alternative business propositions benefiting market participants? Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Emerging Technologies Stimulating the Future of Agriculture http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D72A-01-00-00-00 Exponential increase in the global population and the astronomical decrease in the fertile agricultural lands have compelled everyone to focus on emerging technologies which lays emphasis on weather tracking, satellite imaging, vertical farming, precision agriculture, crop sensors and water conservation technologies. The research study discusses several emerging technologies along with the respective drivers and challenges for each in detail and also provides a spotlight for various industrial stakeholders and academic participants who have strived hard to improve the quality of futuristic technologies which shall impact the future of the agricultural sector. The research study also provides useful insights which can be helpful in enhancing the agricultural efficiency and also provides sustainable approaches that can make this world a better place to live in. Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000