Innovation is changing our world faster than imaginable with commercialising innovative technologies faster than most people realise. Disruption is the result of multiple new technologies and new business models. Check out articles on energy disruption, transportation and food and agriculture.

Agromining Minerals from Plants

Agromining Minerals from Plants

Agromining using hyperaccumulator plants would be a very profitable crop in the tropics. Research from University of Queensland shows promise…
Green Steel Technology and Costs

Green Steel Technology and Costs

Steel accounts for 6% of global emissions. With a small number of iron ore miners and steel producers – what…
Green Aluminium is an Easy Technology

Green Aluminium is an Easy Technology

Making aluminum green is easy with renewable energy. While there are some more substantial technologies to make sure that aluminum…
Tesla Semi versus Diesel Truck for 84% Fuel Savings

Tesla Semi versus Diesel Truck for 84% Fuel Savings

The operating costs of a Tesla Semi versus Diesel truck are 84% lower in fuel costs. The additional power to…
100% Renewable Energy in 145 Countries in 6 Years

100% Renewable Energy in 145 Countries in 6 Years

100% Renewable energy in 134 countries with a payback of less than 6 years by replacing the costs of existing…
Nuclear Waste Problem Exaggerated say Nuclear Proponents

Nuclear Waste Problem Exaggerated say Nuclear Proponents

Waste from nuclear is trivialised by nuclear proponents. There currently is no cost effective method of removal of the next…
Shipping Emissions Halve With Fossil Fuel Collapse

Shipping Emissions Halve With Fossil Fuel Collapse

With the reduction in coal mines and gas fields, will shipping emissions fall? Explore how much shipping there is, and…
Mine Numbers Collapse by 2040 by 70%

Mine Numbers Collapse by 2040 by 70%

With the exit of coal mines, use of green hydrogen and renewable energy for steel making, and full deployment will…
Uranium Mining for Nuclear Power

Uranium Mining for Nuclear Power

Uranium mining for nuclear power and for nuclear weapons continues to have geopolitical implications along with the energy needed to…
Lithium From Seawater Demonstrated

Lithium From Seawater Demonstrated

Direct lithium extraction is used in land based brines by a number of companies, but the vision is that the…
Coal Plants Are Increasing Globally is False Information

Coal Plants Are Increasing Globally is False Information

Coal plants are decreasing globally but that does not stop the false information that coal plants are increasing. The number…
Life Cycle Analysis of Nuclear

Life Cycle Analysis of Nuclear

Nuclear is often touted as clean but published studies show that it is worse than wind and can be as…
Life Cycle Analysis for Solar Panels and Inverters

Life Cycle Analysis for Solar Panels and Inverters

Life cycle analysis shows solar panels and inveerters recover the embedded carbon in less than 11 months, or even more…
Batteries for Electrification is 300TWh According to Elon Musk

Batteries for Electrification is 300TWh According to Elon Musk

The total battery capacity for grid home and transportation is about 300TWh of batteries. This will take 10 years of…
Top 2 EV Batteries Globally

Top 2 EV Batteries Globally

CATL announcement of their Qilin battery pack to be in production by 2023 exceeds Tesla’s 4680 battery and both exceed…
AI Economic Improvement In Knowledge Workers

AI Economic Improvement In Knowledge Workers

AI is expected to lift knowledge worker productivity by 140% by 2030. AI training has decreased by over 65% per…
Electric Boats Are Slowly Coming to Market

Electric Boats Are Slowly Coming to Market

Electri motors make sense for propulsion on the water – and Torqueedo is the global leader in electric boats. Battery…
Electrical Management Systems Key to Efficiency

Electrical Management Systems Key to Efficiency

Electrical management systems have evolved from their large diesel engine power plant buinsess. They have flexible energ
Low Cost Solar With Thin Film

Low Cost Solar With Thin Film

Thin film solar ought to be a third of the cost of conventional PV panels and as low as 5…
Hydrogen Battery Storage

Hydrogen Battery Storage

The cost of hydrogen is a key metric if hydrogen can be used as long term storage in the energy…

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Why change discussion? Because change management relies on four core principles and these are :

  • Understand Change.
  • Plan Change.
  • Implement Change.
  • Communicate Change.

Change is happening rapidly. Climate change. Renewable energy. Transportation. This period of human existence is one of the great revolutions of the last 20,000 years, and the changes will be as or more profound as previous revolutions:

  • First Industrial Revolution 1765
  • Second Industrial Revolution 1870.
  • Third Industrial Revolution 1969.
  • Industry 4.0

This industrial revolution 4 will be as profound as previous ones. Over the 250 years of the first revolution, and 135 years of electricity, the advent of free energy will liberate the 30% of the global people who have energy poverty.

Commercialising Innovative Technologies

About 20 years ago, an astute Canadian told me there are 3 reasons people change.

  • They make money
  • They lose money
  • It is the law

The strongest change is when there are 2 factors in play. So change can be sudden. Whenever something is 1/10th of the cost, change will happen. Adoption is often 10 years to get to 1% of the market. Then within a decade, it can hold 80% of the market. Often it is not a 1 to 1 substitution.

Article Perspectives

Check out the various recent blogs. I try to view these subjects from 3 perspectives.

  • Technology. Does it work? We know that R&D and scaling of solution will drive up the tech, and decrease costs
  • Economics. Are the compelling financial or economic drivers for change? Will these change with R&D or scaling?
  • Politics. What are the institutional barriers or the individuals belief systems?

Innovation is never a straight line.

Commercialing innovative technologies
Innovation over the past 100 years has been an “S” Curve (from Tony Seba, www.RethinkX.com)

Challenges to Transition

The International Energy Agency says the data shows a looming mismatch between the world’s strengthened climate ambitions and the availability of critical minerals that are essential to realising those ambitions. This in the energy market is also true to other aspects of change over the next 10 years.