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Emerging Alternative Leathers 2024-2034: Technologies, Trends, Players 

This report comprehensively identifies the major technologies and trends in the vegan bio-based leather market including mycelium leather, plant-based leather, microbial leather and lab-grown leather. The report identifies 70+ companies, analyzing technological readiness, manufacturing processes, material benchmarking, applications, and challenges. A 10-year market forecast highlights the growth in demand for vegan bio-based leather.
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Sustainable Packaging Market 2023-2033 

Sustainable packaging solutions see increased market adoption as market pressures accelerates. This report comprehensively reviews and analyzes over thirty circular packaging materials, including mechanically recycled plastics, chemically recycled plastics, and bioplastics. Key analysis on sustainable packaging market activity, including investments and partnerships, contextualizes the sustainable packaging landscape for readers. With 21 different 10-year forecast lines for sustainable packaging materials, this report will establish this field's current status and outline its future direction towards circularity.
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Second-life Electric Vehicle Batteries 2023-2033 

The second-life EV battery market is of great importance for many reasons. These include adding value to future energy infrastructure, creating a circular economy for electric vehicle batteries, and providing a lower levelized cost of storage compared to new batteries. This IDTechEx report contains market forecasts, and in-depth analyses on key repurposer and battery diagnostics players, the techno-economic feasibility of second-life batteries, regulations, and battery design, chemistry, and technology trends.
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Cultured Meat 2023-2043 

This report provides an in-depth technology and market evaluation of the cultured meat industry based on extensive research and interviews with market players. The report discusses the technology underlying cultured meat, the state of the industry, regulation, consumer preferences, and evaluates key players in the industry. The report also provides 10 and 20-year forecasts of the cultured meat industry, predicting that the market will be worth US$13.7 billion by 2043.
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Sustainable Electronics Manufacturing 2023-2033 

The report assesses sustainable methods of electronics manufacturing. It evaluates how sustainable innovations within printed circuit boards and integrated circuits can drive forward a new era of electronics. Featuring granular market forecasts, the report covers different materials and manufacturing processes that can deliver environmental improvements in a way that is scalable and cost-effective. IDTechEx expects that within a decade, 20% of PCBs could be manufactured using more sustainable methods.
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Chemical Recycling and Dissolution of Plastics 2023-2033 

The chemical recycling of plastics attracts both notable critics and supporters; this is not the silver bullet to the sustainability issue facing all stakeholders in the plastic value chain but equally it will play a not insignificant role in the pursuit of a circular economy. This market report provides an independent assessment on the field, including pyrolysis, depolymerisation, gasification and dissolution processes. 10-year market forecasts provide a crucial unbiased outlook.
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Bioplastics 2023-2033: Technology, Market, Players, and Forecasts 

Bioplastics manufacturers are scaling production rapidly and the industry is expected to grow by 10.1% CAGR in the next ten years. Manufacturers are driven by brand-owner pull to meet decarbonization commitments, consumer demand for sustainability, and single-use fossil-based plastic ban laws. In this report, IDTechEx explores the drivers of the bioplastic market's growth, analyses key and emerging technologies, examines end-of-life options, discusses applications, and forecasts the opportunities and growth of the market.
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Sustainable Alternative Fuels 2021-2031 

This report provides a market overview on key non-fossil alternative fuels, including renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, electro-fuels, and e-ammonia, discussing the technologies being developed, level of commercialisation, applications being targeted, and growth potential for these fuels. Comparisons are drawn to other low-carbon solutions such as battery technology and hydrogen.
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Green Hydrogen Production & Electrolyzer Market 2024-2034: Technologies, Players, Forecasts 

Water electrolyzer systems for green hydrogen production are seeing continued technological innovation and improvement, with significant efforts and funding pouring into development of green hydrogen projects worldwide. IDTechEx is continuing its research into the green hydrogen space with this update of the Green Hydrogen Production: Electrolyzer Markets report released in 2023. This 2024 version provides more in-depth analysis of the four main technologies (AWE, PEMEL, AEMEL & SOEC), including more detailed information on operating principles, system performance characteristics, materials & components, balance of plant requirements (BOP), system case studies as well as key advantages and limitations of technologies. IDTechEx significantly expanded the electrolyzer system & stack supplier lists and system specifications across all four technologies. Project case studies, analysis of business models, and more nuanced considerations for the cost of green hydrogen production have been added. A database of electrolyzer suppliers, commercial systems specifications and planned electrolyzer manufacturing installations is provided with this report.
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Carbon Dioxide Utilization 2024-2044: Technologies, Market Forecasts, and Players 

This report provides a market overview on the uses of waste carbon dioxide (CO₂), including enhanced oil recovery, building materials, fuels (synfuels and power-to-gas), polymers (polyols, polycarbonates, polyolefins), chemicals (alcohols, olefins, aromatics, syngas), and in boosting biological yields (crop greenhouses, algae, and fermentation). The report explores the technological, environmental, and economic aspects of captured CO₂ utilization worldwide, identifying the key challenges and opportunities for growth across this emerging industry. Included are over 30 company profiles, forecasts covering volume of CO₂ utilized, volume of CO₂U product created, and revenue generated segmented into 5 categories of 11 CO₂U products, and over 100 companies investigated.
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Materials for Green Hydrogen Production 2024-2034: Technologies, Players, Forecasts 

Development of green hydrogen plants will create demand for many materials and components needed to construct electrolyzer stacks. This IDTechEx report discusses the incumbent and future materials as well as manufacturing methods for the key components used in AWE, AEMEL, PEMEL and SOEC stacks. Components and materials covered include catalysts & electrodes, membranes/electrolytes, porous transport layers (PTLs), gas diffusion layers (GDLs), membrane electrode assembly (MEA) methods, bipolar plates, gaskets & stack assembly components. The report also contains comprehensive lists of electrolyzer stack manufacturers and material suppliers as well as case studies of companies supplying materials and developing new materials or manufacturing methods. Finally, granular 10-year market forecasts by component and material type for AWE, PEMEL and SOEC stacks are included.
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Redox Flow Batteries Market 2024-2034: Forecasts, Technologies, Markets 

Redox flow batteries (RFBs) can store energy for longer durations at a lower levelized cost of storage versus Li-ion. Demand for long duration energy storage technologies is expected to increase to facilitate increasing variable renewable energy penetration. This unlocks opportunities for players across the value chain, including material suppliers, RFB developers and utility companies. This IDTechEx report provides forecasts, and analyses on RFB technologies, players, projects, materials, applications, and economics.
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White Biotechnology 2024-2034 

This report comprehensively identifies the status and growth potential of white biotechnology in the materials and chemicals industries. Key innovations driving market expansion are extensively discussed. The report reveals the technology readiness, applications, challenges, commercial activity, and outlook for 40+ products made by industrial biomanufacturing, with 10-year market forecasts highlighting the growth in production capacity across 10 forecast lines.
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Hydrogen Economy 2023-2033: Production, Storage, Distribution & Applications 

In this report IDTechEx assesses the global opportunities emerging across the entire hydrogen value chain, including low-carbon hydrogen production, storage, distribution, fuel cells and hydrogen end-use sectors. It includes technological analyses of all relevant technologies, techno-economic comparisons, detail on key commercial activities (including projects as well as established and emerging companies), major innovations, and major market trends across all value chain components. The report also provides granular 10-year forecasts for hydrogen demand by applications in Mtpa (7 sectors), hydrogen production capacity by source in Mtpa (grey, blue and green) and the hydrogen market in US$B (grey, blue and green).
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Li-ion Battery Recycling Market 2023-2043 

In 2043, 23.8 million tonnes of Li-ion batteries will be recycled, with potential to obtain US$101B in valuable metals. New recycling facilities are being established across key regions, as recyclers prepare for the growing volume of retired EV batteries becoming available for recycling. This IDTechEx report provides up-to-date market forecasts, technology descriptions, policy and economics explanations, market analysis, and company profiles, based on data from 80 Li-ion battery recyclers globally.
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Gas Separation Membranes 2023-2033 

The commercial use of gas separation membranes is not new; the industry grew considerably from the 1980s to the early 2000s to become a stable market of modest size. As market drivers accelerate applications with gas separation needs, primarily for decarbonization, and materials developments mature; the market will enter a new phase of growth. Gas Separation Membranes 2023-2033 provides a critical technology roadmap and market outlook for this evolving industry.
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Nuclear Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) 2023-2043 

IDTechEx's comprehensive new report analyzes the SMR market, technologies, and key players. It includes historic data on the nuclear industry since the 1980s and provides detailed regional market forecasts from 2023-2043. The report also includes data-driven benchmarking of 10 reactor technologies. With the potential for rapid growth, SMRs are predicted to supply 2% of the world's electricity in 2043.
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Blue Hydrogen Production and Markets 2023-2033: Technologies, Forecasts, Players 

This report assesses the blue hydrogen production technologies, supply chains, key players, materials, major innovations and projects. It includes a comparison of the 6 main blue hydrogen technologies and 10-year market forecasts for those technologies along with 7 application areas, and 3 regions of adoption. The report also examines applicable carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies and discusses the prospects and challenges of producing blue hydrogen.
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Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Markets 2023-2043 

This report provides a market overview of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), exploring the industry's advancements, business models, and environmental and regulatory aspects, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for growth. It includes a comprehensive 20-year market forecast across 12 sub-categories of the CCUS market, historical data of CCUS projects dating back to 1972, 37 interview-based company profiles, and technology benchmarking to provide a clear picture of the CCUS landscape.
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Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage 2023-2033 

Battery demand for stationary energy storage is set to grow in line with an increasing number of renewable energy resources being added to electricity grids globally, alongside pressure from governments and states to reach targets pertaining to renewable energy generation and energy storage. This IDTechEx report contains market forecasts, player analysis, technology trends and applications, business models giving rise to revenue streams and regional analysis for the top installing countries.
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Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Markets 2023-2040: Technologies, Players, and Forecasts 

This IDTechEx report provides a market overview of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions, covering engineered and nature-based negative emissions technologies (NETs) that draws CO₂ from the atmosphere. The report explores the technological advancements, business models, and environmental aspects of the nascent CDR industry worldwide, identifying the challenges and opportunities for growth. It includes market forecasts, company profiles, and various assessments to provide a clear picture of the CDR landscape.
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Thin Film & Flexible Photovoltaics 2023-2033 

The future of solar technology extends far beyond silicon, with numerous alternative materials that belong to a certain class called 'thin film'. These can deliver several unique advantages such as higher efficiency indoor energy harvesting, simpler manufacturing, and potentially lower costs than conventional silicon PV. A particularly exciting opportunity is their role in powering Internet of Things devices - a rapidly growing market following the increasing smartification of home and retail electronics.
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Perovskite Photovoltaics 2023-2033 

Perovskite photovoltaics have already demonstrated remarkable efficiencies, with new applications enabled by their low cost, thin film architecture and tuneable absorption. This IDTechEx report explores the suitability and market opportunities of perovskite PV as well as the innovation opportunities and barriers to entry. It evaluates methods to resolve the main challenge of stability, as well as manufacturing methods and requirements for speciality materials.
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Plant-Based Meat 2021-2031 

The plant-based meat market has grown rapidly in recent years, spurred on by growing awareness of the issues facing animal agriculture in the wake of COVID-19 and a significant increase in product quality. But can the industry fulfil its potential of disrupting the conventional meat industry? This report from IDTechEx provides a technical and industry evaluation of the plant-based meat market, including production processes, consumer factors, industry investments, and key players. The report also provides ten-year market forecasts for the future of the plant-based meat industry.
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Electric, Hybrid & Fuel Cell Light Commercial Vehicles 2021-2041 

The electric light commercial vehicle market is uniquely poised for rapid electrification. IDTechEx's new 2021-2041, COVID adjusted, forecast report provides a granular twenty-year outlook for eLCV sales, market penetration, market revenue and installed battery capacity, at global and regional levels, to help companies make effective plans in this rapidly evolving sector.
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