Research Articles

03 Mar 2021

Carbon Capture Technology: A Long Road Ahead

Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies are likely to play a key role in the fight against climate change, with the UN estimating that CCUS could mitigate between 1.5 and 6.3 gigatonnes of CO2 equivalents per year by 2050. The world has already taken its steps along this pathway, however, for CCUS to have a meaningful impact on emissions in a timely manner, it will need to scale up hundreds of times compared with today's levels.
02 Mar 2021

Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

In February 2021, The US agency DARPA awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek) to build demonstration versions of the new Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle with an energy-harvesting system to power it indefinitely, allowing the robot submarine to carry out missions lasting months or years without returning to base or refueling.
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01 Mar 2021

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Antimicrobial Technology

Wednesday 10 March 2021 - What are the key antimicrobial technologies on the market today?; How do they work? Mechanisms of action for key antimicrobial technologies; Innovations in antimicrobial technologies - what are companies developing?; and more.
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01 Mar 2021

Upcoming Webinar: The Road to Zero Emission Commercial Vehicles

Thursday 4 March 2021 - Summary of the current electric light commercial vehicle, electric medium and heavy-duty truck, and electric bus markets, and IDTechEx's outlook for these sectors; The role for battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles; and more.
01 Mar 2021

3 Key Growth Drivers for the Aerogel Market

The aerogel market is forecast to exceed $700m within the next decade. This may appear modest for a unique material family that has been known for nearly a century, but after long periods of stagnation and several market failings this would represent a significant growth from the market status in 2020. This article will look at what will be driving this growth.
26 Feb 2021

Drone Sensors are Critical to Future Drone Adoption says IDTechEx

Drone sensors are critical to wider drone adoption. IDTechEx forecast that the market for drone sensors will be greater than $2.9Bn by 2031, according to their recent market research report "Drone Market and Industries: 2021-2041"
25 Feb 2021

A Critical Year for Haptics as New Technology Options Mature

Investment and development in haptics is accelerating, and the supply chain providing the actuators, drivers and software behind these key components is evolving at a faster pace every year. IDTechEx's latest report on haptics, "Haptics 2021-2031: Technologies, Market & Players", predicts that the industry will be worth nearly $5bn in 2025.
24 Feb 2021

Antimicrobial Technologies: New materials to meet new demand

Companies are successfully innovating as an old technology pivots quickly to tackling a global problem.
24 Feb 2021

IDTechEx Overview of the Redox Flow Battery Market

Among the Li-ion batteries competitors, the Redox Flow Battery (RFB) system is one of the main competitors currently approaching the market.
23 Feb 2021

'Sustainable' Fuels: Aviation will lead demand long term

Why sustainable diesel when electric vehicles will dominate the market? How sustainable are such 'sustainable fuels' really? What are the emerging technologies in this space? Senior Technology Analyst Dr Alex Holland joins Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx to discuss the new IDTechEx report "Sustainable Alternative Fuels 2021-2031"
22 Feb 2021

Europe's Electric Motorcycle Market Surges, Mirroring Electric Cars

IDTechEx expects electric motorcycle sales in Europe to grow at least 50% year-on-year in 2020, building on the momentum of recent years.
19 Feb 2021

An Introduction to E-Fuels: A Long-Term Prospect

Growth in global energy consumption has caused CO2 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to rise, in turn causing an increase in average global temperatures. The combustion of fossil fuels including coal, oil, and natural gas, has been a key driver behind this, providing the underlying driver for the production and use of non-fossil alternative fuels that can help reduce emissions.