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Review of the Top Technologies Having an Impact in the Energy & Utilities Sector 2016 - Research and Markets

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2016 Top Technologies in Energy & Utilities (TechVision)" report to their offering.

The top 10 technologies predicted to have the highest impact in the Energy and Utilities sector in 2016 include lithium batteries, tight oil extraction, microgrid, home energy management systems (HEMS), waste heat recovery, biomass energy, supercapacitors, thermal energy storage, gas-to-liquid, and heat pumps.

The selection of the technologies is based on a predetermined criteria including global IP activity, R&D funding, market potential, regional adoption potential and sectors of economic impact. Key trends in the energy & utilities sector in 2016 include the slump in crude oil prices, continued interest in renewable energy, impact of increasing digitalization, and growth in energy storage.

Key Findings:

1.Tight Oil Extraction

- Despite poor short term prospects, market opportunities for tight oil extraction for the long-term is positive, thanks to continued improvements in extraction and production techniques, achieved using advanced digitalization and automation.

2.Waste Heat Recovery

- Technology advances in waste heat recovery are focusing on improving low and medium grade waste heat recovery, with China and India posing the biggest market opportunities.

3.Home Energy Management

- HEMS ,Which is protected by strong IP, enables endusers to have deeper and granular control of their energy consumption patterns. The biggest market for HEMS is currently in North America.

4.Home Energy Management

- Dominance of lithium batteries are expected to continue for at least another decade, especially in automotive, consumer electronics and power utilities.

5.Technology innovation

- In this field is being led by Asia's battery giants and North American startups Lithium Batteries Microgrid adoption has changed the landscape of energy generation in remote and rural areas especially in third world countries, by utilizing innovative financing systems.

Key Topics Covered:

1.Executive Summary

- Top-50

- Top 10 Technologies in Energy & Utilities in 2016

- Key Trends in Energy & Utilities in 2016

- Key Findings for Energy & Utilities Technologies in 2016

2.Top 10 Energy & Utilities Technologies

3.Lithium Batteries

- Diversity in Business Ecosystem leads to Multi-Billion Opportunity

- R&D Funding is Focused on Improving Power and Energy Density, and Lowering Cost

- Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Utilities are Main Growth Sectors

- Top Manufacturers are from Asia, whereas North America is the Land of Startups

- United States and Europe have become Centers of Innovation for Advanced Chemistries

- Key Questions for Strategy

4.Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS)

- Growth of Technology Driven by Need to Reduce Home Energy Expenditure in Developed Countries

- Private Funding such as On-Bill Financing is Promoting Technology Adoption

- Digital Technologies is the Main Enabler

- North America is the Prime Market, with Europe Viewed as a Growing Market, and Asia as an Emerging Market

- Innovative Companies is Personalizing and Humanizing Energy Data for End Users

- Key Questions for Strategy

5.Tight Oil Extraction

- Slow Market Growth till 2017, despite Multi-Billion Market Size

- Companies are Shifting to Private Equity Funding to Keep Projects Running

- Highest Impact of Technology is in Sectors that are Shifting to Natural Gas

- Technology has Disrupted Global Oil Markets, but Presence is Mainly Concentrated in North America

- United States is the Center of Innovation

- Key Questions for Strategy

6.Waste Heat Recovery

- Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity in Emerging Automotive Sector

- R&D Funding is Coming from Government, Private Companies and Venture Capital

- Technology is Impacting Energy Intensive Manufacturing Segments the Most

- Europe is the Biggest Market, with Untapped Opportunities in China and India

- Start-ups Are Concentrated in North America

- Key Questions For Strategy


- Multi-Billion Opportunity in Powering Remote Communities

- Innovative Financing Models Based on No-Money Concept is Driving Adoption

- Technology have Changed the Energy Generation Landscape of Third World Countries

- Technology Providers Mainly Headquartered in North America, Due to Supportive Government and Private Funding

- Innovative Companies are Focusing on Integration

- Key Questions for Strategy

8.Biomass Energy

- Irregular Supplies of Biomass Feedstock Limit Widespread Adoption

- Chemical Companies and R&D Institutions Dominate Patent Filings

- Impact is Highest in Carbon-Intensive Industries

- Europe and North America are the Most Active Adopters

- Innovations Concentrated on Biomass Treatment Technology using Microorganisms

- Key Questions for Strategy

9.Thermal Energy Storage

- Realization of Smart Thermal Grid Drives Multi-Billion Opportunity

- Installation is Boosted by Government Incentives

- Technology Helps to Stabilize Power Load and Control Internal Temperature

- Europe and North America are the Prime Markets with Asia Viewed as a Growing Market

- Innovative Companies are Concentrating on Latent Heat Systems

- Key Questions for Strategy


- High Capital Cost is a Limiting Factor

- Top 10 Patent Assignees are Spread Evenly Between European and North American Entities

- Offers a Cleaner Alternative for the Transportation and Petrochemical Sectors

- Asia and Africa are the Most Active Regions

- Innovation Efforts are Concentrated on Realizing Small-Scale Plants

- Key Questions for Strategy


- Stiff Competition from Batteries in the Energy Storage Market

- Private Stakeholder Participation is Higher than Government

- Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and ICT are the Main Sectors Impacted

- Japan, South Korea, and Australia display Active Market Participation

- Flexible and Ultra-thin Products Dominate the Market

- Key Questions for Strategy

12.Heat Pumps

- Asian and European Markets Drive Multi-Billion Opportunity

- IP Dominated by Asian Countries and Government Funding Fuels the Drive

- Building and Construction as well as Utilities are Main Sectors Impacted

- Asia is Emerging as a Strong Contender in terms of both Market and Manufacturing Activity

- Environment-friendly Models can Change the Asian Market

- Key Questions for Strategy

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Source: Business Wire (May 17, 2016 - 4:29 AM EDT)

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