CEO Jeff Kraws Featured on Reuters' State of the Union Roundtable

Posted by Laura Swartz

February 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM

This morning, Crystal Research's CEO Jeff Kraws was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion to analyze how investors should be reacting to President Obama's State of the Union address. The segment was hosted by Thomson Reuters' Rhonda Schaffler and also featured David Joy, Chief Market Strategist of Ameriprise Financial, and Craig Irwin, Senior Vice President at Wedbush Securities.

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Topics: Bridgelux, Crystal Research Associates, nanotechnology, green infrastructure, Unilife Corp., MetaStat

NEW INDUSTRY REPORT: Guide for Investing in Green Infrastructure

Posted by Laura Swartz

January 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM

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Topics: Crystal Research Associates, nanotechnology, built environment, green infrastructure

New Nano Research: August 2012 Update Now Publicly Available

Posted by Laura Swartz

October 10, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Crystal Research Associates' August 2012 nanotechnology update is now available here. This report is part of our ongoing coverage to our initial comprehensive industry review, Nanotechnology and the Built Environment: The Transition to Green Infrastructure, published November 2011 and available at www.crystalra.com.

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Topics: Crystal Research Associates, nanotechnology, built environment, green infrastructure

EU: Finding a Regulatory Pathway for Nanomaterials

Posted by Laura Swartz

October 8, 2012 at 7:20 AM

EU Commission Finds Existing Regulatory Framework to be Sufficient for Governing Nanomaterials

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Topics: nanotechnology

Top Nanotech Innovators of 2012

Posted by Laura Swartz

September 13, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Last week in Boston, the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA), a national nonprofit trade association for nanotechnology-enabled business, held a NanoBusiness conference where the association announced the "Top Nanotech Innovators of 2012," highlighting companies that create novel and potentially disruptive technologies in the nanotech sector. NanoBCA recognized 20 large corporations as well as 20 emerging enterprises. The Figure below highlights NanoBCA's view of the top nanotechnology innovators for 2012 and specifies the area(s) for which the company was recognized.    

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Topics: nanotechnology, biotech

July 2012 Update to "Nanotechnology and the Built Environment" Available

Posted by Laura Swartz

August 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Our July 2012 update to the November 2011 industry overview Nanotechnology and the Built Environment: The Transition to Green Infrastructure is now available at www.crystalra.com. This report contains...

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Topics: nanotechnology, built environment, green infrastructure

LEED-Certified Green Buildings Have an Expanding Global Footprint

Posted by Laura Swartz

August 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently reported that over two billion square feet of existing commercial projects are now LEED-certified across 130 countries and 50,000 projects, including most notably the commercial interior for Google in Mumbai, the Vestas Technology Center in Lem, Denmark, as well as the Ernst and Young Plaza in Los Angeles, California, among others.

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Topics: nanotechnology, built environment, green infrastructure

2Q Cleantech Investments of $1.6 billion Target Resource Efficiency

Posted by Laura Swartz

July 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Amid a depressed global economic environment, investments in cleantech were estimated to total $1.6 billion in the second quarter 2012, down from $1.9 billion in the first quarter 2012and $2.1 billion in the comparable year-ago period (second quarter 2011). Factors driving down investment include global economic uncertainties as well as political opposition to government subsidies in areas such as solar and wind power and electric vehicle development. A depressed U.S. IPO market is further hampering greentech funding efforts. 

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Topics: Crystal Research Associates, nanotechnology, built environment, green infrastructure, Newsworthy Events, Soladigm

Sustainable Technologies Gain Momentum: New Report Highlights News

Posted by Laura Swartz

May 15, 2012 at 8:53 AM

As researchers have recently emphasized, governments have a significant role and responsibility for providing long-term support for renewable energy, smart grid, and other future “sustainable city” initiatives. The price of renewable energies and associated technologies are too high to appeal to investors without government support. Mechanisms such as incentives, feed‐in‐tariffs, tax‐breaks, rebates, and other financial instruments are critical.

With that in mind, we have released a 12-page report that expands upon several U.S. policies expected to further market adoption of sustainable, nanotechnology-driven technologies. The report, Continuing Coverage of Nanotechnology and the Built Environment (available here), is the latest update to our base report, Nanotechnology and the Built Environment: The Transition to Green Infrastructure. This update is part of a series of “continuing coverage” reports from Crystal Research Associates that detail innovations in nanotechnology and their impact on our infrastructure, building, and construction markets.

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Topics: Crystal Research Associates, nanotechnology, built environment, green infrastructure

NEW REPORT: Recent Developments in Nanotechnology You Need to Know

Posted by Laura Swartz

March 28, 2012 at 10:01 AM

A March 2012 report from RNCOS (an industry research firm) forecasts the global nanotechnology market to reach $26 billion by the end of 2014—representing a CAGR of roughly 19%—driven by expansion of nanomaterials, nanofilms, and nanodevices in all sectors of the economy, including throughout the built environment. 

At present, the U.S. remains the largest market for nanotechnology, although many other nations (Brazil, India, and China included) are making sizable investments in R&D for this field. In less than a decade (since the 21st Century Nanotechnology R&D Act was signed into law on December 3, 2003), the U.S. has spent $24 billion on nanotech R&D. 

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Topics: nanotechnology, built environment, green infrastructure

APDN Uses Nanotechnology to Prevent Counterfeit Computer Chips

Posted by Karen Goldfarb

January 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Working With a World-class NanoTech Complex

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Topics: nanotechnology, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University of Albany, Albany NanoTech Complex, Applied DNA Sciences

Nanotechnology & the Built Environment

Posted by Karen Goldfarb

January 6, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Worldwide population growth, continued geopolitical conflict in oil-producing regions, volatile energy prices, and heightened concerns of climate change are fueling demands for energy efficiency—specifically for products that can cut energy consumption and costs, reduce dependence on oil, and reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other harmful greenhouse gases. According to Inc. Magazine, commercial and residential buildings account for nearly 40% of energy used in the U.S., with an estimated 52% of CO2 emissions tied specifically to the built environment. Thus, “greening up” the U.S.’s buildings, roads, and other infrastructure represents a big challenge and, concurrently, a big opportunity going forward that we here at Crystal Research Associates are excited to watch.

But the greening of America is not the only trend that we expect to impact U.S. building in the coming years. In parallel with a global movement toward more energy-efficient, sustainable products, much of the infrastructure in the U.S. is reaching the end of its lifecycle, necessitating either repair or new, improved construction. These needs for both greening up U.S. infrastructure as well as for retrofitting the existing built environment are being achieved throughnanotechnology, which is shaping up to become a driving force for innovation and sustainability in the 21st century and beyond. Nanotechnology enables new approaches to solving many of today’s social, economic, environmental, and infrastructure concerns, and in doing so, is changing the landscape of virtually every aspect of the built environment. The potential benefits of energy-saving, ecofriendly, nano-based materials are considerable. Fueled by an array of such startups and new technologies, the global market for green building materials to date has become a $156 billion industry per year.

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Topics: nanotechnology, built environment, green infrastructure

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