30 Nov 2021
The Most Significant Advanced Materials News from 2021
With the pandemic still raging, supply chain disruptions, the chip shortage, climate catastrophes, and geopolitical turbulence, it is safe to say 2021 has not been smooth sailing. The materials and chemical sector provides the backbone of every industry and remains under pressure from all these challenges. In this article, IDTechEx highlights the key news from their independent perspective on this crucial industry.
29 Nov 2021
Easelink develops automated conductive charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs). It was founded in August 2016 by Hermann Stockinger and is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has 29 employees as of November 2021. Easelink closely collaborates with a diverse set of stakeholders that include OEMs, suppliers, and service providers. Furthermore, Easelink actively works on an international standardization process for automated conductive charging by participating in various standardization bodies for charging technology.
22 Nov 2021
Spirit of Innovation Claims to be World's Fastest All-Electric Vehicle
Rolls Royce believes their all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft is the world's fastest all-electric aircraft, setting three new world records. During its record-breaking runs, the aircraft clocked up a maximum speed of 623 km/h (387.4 mph) which Rolls Royce believse makes the 'Spirit of Innovation' the world's fastest all-electric vehicle.
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.
16 Nov 2021
Long-Duration Energy Storage Council Formed to Achieve Net-Zero
ESS Tech Inc, a manufacturer of long-duration iron flow batteries for utility-scale and commercial energy storage applications, announces its participation in the Long-Duration Energy Storage Council launched at COP26.
12 Nov 2021
Evonik Industries AG is the second largest chemicals company in Germany, and one of the largest specialty chemicals companies in the world. In October 2021, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr. Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Evonik's Research, Development & Innovation Project Manager, Dr. Anna Pougin, at the Carbon Capture Technology Expo Europe.
12 Nov 2021
Liquid Wind is a Swedish startup developing carbon-neutral methanol from carbon dioxide emissions and green hydrogen primarily for the shipping sector. In October 2021, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr. Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Liquid Wind's Caroline Halldén (Public Policy, Business Development & Project Management) and Felix Jung (Sustainability & Planning Specialist) at the Carbon Capture Technology Expo Europe.
10 Nov 2021
Mining and Concrete Industries Central to New Massive Energy Storage
The new need for massive amounts of delayed electricity will provide major new business for the mining and cement industries while helping them to clean up their act and generate new earning streams.
3 Nov 2021
Optomec $2 Million in Orders from Leading Media and Technology OEM
Optomec Inc announced the receipt of orders totaling approximately $2 Million from a premier supplier of digital connectivity solutions. The recent orders include the delivery of three Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, together with related Software and Digital Products, plus professional services to support their application development.
2 Nov 2021
IDTechEx briefly spoke to Parmley Graham at the event Robotics & Automation 2021. They are a distributor and reseller of automation solutions and components. They are Siemens' approved partner, and the partner of some world's top companies in industrial automation, including ABB, Festo, Rethink Robotics, etc. They now employ about 90-100 people, headquartered in Gateshead, the UK, and are active in the UK market.
1 Nov 2021
Evolve Additive Solutions
Evolve Additive Solutions manufactures additive manufacturing equipment and materials using their proprietary STEP technology. IDTechEx spoke with Steve Chillscyzn, CEO, and Cheryl Hillman, Marketing Specialist.
28 Oct 2021
What Is Required for a True Digital Transformation in Materials R&D?
Digital transformation is the buzzword in every sector; materials science and chemistry R&D is behind the curve but certainly no exception. The prospects are, of course, very attractive, but the reality far, far harder. This article looks at the status of this transformation, the enabling solutions, and those unresolved pain points.
22 Oct 2021
3D Printed Electronics Solution Increases 5G Signals by up to 100%
Optomec has introduced a new high performance semiconductor packaging solution for the rapidly growing mm-wave electronics market, in response to demands from its customers in the 5G, Autonomous Vehicle, Defense and Medical segments.
15 Oct 2021
Siemens Healthineers presented its progress on direct x-ray sensors using thick perovskite films at a TechBlick event in October 2021.
8 Oct 2021
PolyIC produce capacitive touch sensors based on transparent conductive films, which can be integrated within 3D plastic parts. This update profile is based on a presentation given at the 'Elantas Printed Electronics Day' in October 2021.
29 Sep 2021
5G Small Cells for Connected Industries
A fully digitalized and connected world was unimaginable for us a couple of years ago. However, thanks to the development of 5G, this vision is in sight. 5G small cells will play an essential role in 5G networks for connected industries. This article by IDTechEx covers the benefits, challenges and opportunities.
27 Sep 2021
Materials Informatics: Industry Activity Steps Up to Accelerate R&D
The ability to develop new materials and bring them to market ever faster is an obvious goal. There continues to be countless developments that improve chemistry and materials science R&D, but perhaps none represent the same paradigm shift that materials informatics offers. Major industry players are waking up to this as the technology matures.
21 Sep 2021
Alaka'i Technologies' Hydrogen Powered eVTOL Skai is on a Mission
Offering a sleek design and premium passenger experience, a radically simple fault-tolerant system with redundant levels of safety and reliability, an airframe-parachute, and hydrogen as its fuel source, Skai is poised to be the safest, cleanest and most versatile air mobility solution. A key part of Skai's innovation is the use of clean, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells for its power source.
20 Sep 2021
Founded in 2001 by e-mobility pioneers, Tritium designs and manufactures proprietary hardware and software to create DC fast chargers for electric vehicles.