16 Jan 2023
Where Will You See Chemically Recycled Plastic Products?
Chemical recycling end-of-life plastic has its champions and its critics. IDTechEx does not believe these advanced recycling solutions are the much-promised silver bullet, but nor do they think they have no role to play in a circular economy.
16 Sep 2022
Company Net-Zero Targets Fuel the Adoption of Zero-Emission Trucks
The sustainability of business operations is now a key consideration in the boardrooms of major corporations, and this is fuelling significant demand for zero-emission trucks. Transitioning truck fleets from diesel combustion engines to zero-emission powertrains is a very visible way for companies to demonstrate their green credentials to their customers whilst delivering a meaningful reduction in their carbon footprint.
5 Jul 2022
Can the Plastics Industry Become a Carbon-Capture Leader?
One of the major environmental issues facing the planet today is the rising levels of plastic consumption and waste. As carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions also soar, the emerging carbon capture and utilization (CCU) industry propose a solution for both issues: creating lower-carbon, degradable polymers using CO2 emissions as the feedstock.
16 Nov 2021
University of Sheffield, ITM Power Announce Green Hydrogen Gigafactory
The University of Sheffield and ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory and a joint plan to launch a National Hydrogen Research, Innovation and Skills Centre.
12 Nov 2021
LanzaTech is a biotech company developing gas fermentation technology to create valuable products - such as jet fuel and high-value chemicals - using waste gas streams. In November 2021, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr. Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Babette Pettersen, vice-president (Europe) at LanzaTech.
12 Oct 2021
24 Major Employers Sign up to Cut Emissions with HyNet Hydrogen
Twenty-four major employers in North West England and North East Wales have formally agreed to work with the HyNet low carbon cluster, including those from the food, ceramics, paper, glass and automotive sectors.
31 Aug 2021
World First as 100% Hydrogen Glass Fired at Pilkington UK
In a world first, and just one week after the Government's Hydrogen Strategy was released, trials have started in the Liverpool City Region to produce float (sheet) glass using hydrogen.
The natural gas fossil fuel, normally used in the manufacturing process, will be completely replaced with hydrogen - showing how industry can significantly cut carbon emissions and take a big step towards reaching net zero.
21 Jul 2021
Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Plant-Based Meat
Wednesday 28 July 2021 - Plant-Based Meat: Able to Disrupt the $1 Trillion Global Meat Industry? This webinar includes the sustainability issues facing the meat industry and the need for alternatives; investments made into the plant-based meat industry; an overview of the major players in the field; and more.
3 Feb 2021
Toraphene use graphene for sustainable packaging solutions. IDTechEx spoke with Gaute Juliussen (CEO).
24 Jul 2020
What the Oil Price Crash Means for Bioplastics
Bioplastics, plastics made from a biological feedstock, could be a renewable and more sustainable alternative to fossil-based plastics. Unlike the vast majority of fossil-based plastics, many bioplastics are biodegradable, which could help provide a solution to the dizzying escalation in plastic waste seen across much of the world. And although bioplastics have historically struggled to deliver the same performance as fossil-based plastics, technology is increasingly closing the gap, creating highly functional plastics that do not cost the Earth. "Bioplastics 2020-2025", the recent report by IDTechEx, explores the emerging technologies around bioplastics and forecasts the future of the industry over the next five years.
8 Jul 2020
Abbott Diabetes Care
This is a comprehensive review of the business and technology of Abbott Diabetes Care, assembled from company reports and extensive academic literature review, and supported by additional interview comments over several years. It focuses primarily on the technology behind their market leading FreeStyle™ Libre™ CGM device, which generated over $1.8bn in revenue in 2019.