Commercialising Innovative Technologies is just change. Innovation is a change. Change in business models. Change in technology. These articles look at changes and innovation in these areas.

New Hydrogen Technologies for Cheaper H2

New Hydrogen Technologies for Cheaper H2

New hydrogen technologies are all about getting the cost of hydrogen to under $1 per kg to be cost competitive…
Evidence of Increasing Renewable Energy

Evidence of Increasing Renewable Energy

Evidence of increasing renewable energy comes from most countries. Australia is one of the fastest changing but the USA is…
Germany’s Russian Gas Disaster

Germany’s Russian Gas Disaster

Germany made a decision to build a new gasline from Russia – the Nordstream 2 for 11 billion. They could…
Pumped Hydro as a Battery

Pumped Hydro as a Battery

Hydro power is about 10% of the global energy production, but pumped hydro is being pursued as part of the…
Underwater Power Cable for Renewable Energy

Underwater Power Cable for Renewable Energy

High Voltage DC transmission systems are driving underwater power cable for renewable energy transmitted over thousands of km from Africa…
Lithium amount in EV battery

Lithium amount in EV battery

What is the real figure of amount of lithium in a battery. The quantity of 6kg is elemental lithium. The…
Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines

Carbon Footprint of Wind Turbines

The Carbon Footprint to build a wind turbine is paid back on average in 7 months, and costs about 10gCO2-equivalent…
Cruise Ships are bad polluters

Cruise Ships are bad polluters

47 of Luxury cruise liners owned by Carnival emitt more sulfur dioxide than all of Europes 260 million cars. Globally,…
Top 8 Lithium Miners by 2024

Top 8 Lithium Miners by 2024

With established miners extracting lithium, who will be some of the up and coming miners. Here are 8 of them….
10 Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

10 Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

Every new techology and disruption will have myths and falsehoods about how it will never happen. Here are 10 myths…
Robotaxi Manufacturers in 2022

Robotaxi Manufacturers in 2022

Over 30 robotaxi companies in 2022 developing either vehicles, autonomous systems, its clear this technology is now in the deployment…
Misinformation about Nuclear in France

Misinformation about Nuclear in France

France is the poster child of nuclear, but that is a myth. Dig the numbers out and it is a…
Copper Demand with Renewable Energy Increasing

Copper Demand with Renewable Energy Increasing

Copper is widely used whereever electricity needs transportation. From electronics to motors. The change from ICE cars to EVs increases…
15 Myths of Nuclear Power

15 Myths of Nuclear Power

There are over 15 myths of nuclear power touted by deniers as fossil fuels are displaced by the renewable energy…
GeoEngineering for Climate Warming

GeoEngineering for Climate Warming

Geoengineering for climate change proposes a number of strategies to remediate the emissions in the atmosphere. Mitigation is the cheapest…
10 Climate Change Denier Arguments

10 Climate Change Denier Arguments

Climate change myths are everywhere, given that $200 million a year is spent on climate denial by fossil fuel companies….
Will Robots take our Jobs?

Will Robots take our Jobs?

Will robots take our jobs? With AI and increase in functionality the robotic revolution is already taking our jobs and…
5 Disruptions by Cathie Wood

5 Disruptions by Cathie Wood

The investment fund ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood explains the 5 disruptions happeing now and the 14 underlying technologies which…
Autonomous Vehicles Saves lives

Autonomous Vehicles Saves lives

Autonomous vehicles saves lives is without question with current data showing 6 times less accidents per million miles driven. Widespread…
Platinum Group Metals PGM or PGE

Platinum Group Metals PGM or PGE

Platium, palladium and other PGM are used in catalytic converters and others are in renewable energy systems. With most of…

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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 Perspective

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 Energey 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.

Change Discussion mineral requirements for EV
IEA, Revenue from production of coal and selected energy transition minerals in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2020-2040, IEA, Paris https://www.iea.org/data-and-statistics/charts/revenue-from-production-of-coal-and-selected-energy-transition-minerals-in-the-sustainable-development-scenario-2020-2040
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