To see which companies are best positioned to prosper, Lux Research applied the Lux Innovation Grid to rate technology developers in the alternative fuels field. This report includes interviews with over 450 stakeholders in the following categories: pretreatment, bioprocessing, gasification, pyrolysis, torrefaction, catalytic conversion, crop modification, algae cultivation, and other technologies.
According to a new report by PikeResearch, investment in fuel cells used as Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) are set to reach $400 million and will reach $66 million annually in revenue by 2020. APUs, which represented 20% of all fuel cell systems shipped in 2010, provide fuel for vehicle hoteling loads and are used primarily in marine, trucking, aviation, and recreational vehicles (RVs).
The E&Y indices provide scores in 40 countries for national renewable energy markets, renewable energy infrastructures and their suitability for individual technologies. China tops the All Renewables Index while the US and Western Europe have been hit by reduced government incentives, restricted capital access, and increased overseas competition.