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Top Technologies in Environment and Sustainability, 2017

Top Technologies in Environment and Sustainability, 2017

Rapid industrialization and the increasing population have impacted availability of natural resources and resulted in complex environmental issues globally. As a result, technological innovations to improve environmental protection have become crucial.

This Top Technologies in Environment and Sustainability report focuses on the technologies from E&S sector which will impact multiple industries, applications, and regions. Technologies were chosen after weighing the importance of these issues carefully. The selection of the technologies is made using TechVision’s proprietary selection process and methodology. Criteria like funding, the market potential of the technology, regional adoption, the technology’s disruptiveness, megatrend impact and patenting activity, were considered while assessing each technology.

The study offers in-depth strategic analysis of 10 important technologies including Precision Agriculture, Off Grid Desalination, Wastewater Membrane Filtration, Wastewater Nutrient Recovery, Zero Liquid Discharge, Micro Irrigation, Waste to Energy, Advanced Oxidation Processes, Produced Water Remediation and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage.


  • Executive Summary
    • Top 50 Technologies for 2017 - Selection Methodology
    • Top Technologies in Environment and Sustainability
    • Key Trends in Environment and Sustainability Cluster 2017
    • Environment and Sustainability-Key Findings
  • Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage
    • Innovations are Gradually Disrupting the CCUS Industry
    • Highest Patent Activity is Observed in the NA Region
  • The Highest Impact Is on the Environment and Climate, Energy and Utilities, and Oil & Gas Sectors
    • Companies to watch
  • Off-grid Desalination
    • Off-grid Desalination Is Expected to Have Huge Impact on the Future Infrastructure Development
    • Highest Patent Activity is Observed in the NA Region
    • Highest Impact Is on the Environment and Climate, Energy and Utilities, and Agriculture and Food Sectors
    • Companies to Watch
  • Precision Agriculture
    • Precision Agriculture Primarily Contributes to Reducing Energy Costs and Improving the Agriculture Infrastructure
    • Governments Worldwide Provide Funding for Precision Agriculture and USA leads in the number of Patents Filed
    • Digitizing the Farming Industry Using Precision Agricultural Technologies Increases Crop Yield Per Hectare
    • Companies to Watch
  • Wastewater Nutrient Recovery
    • Transformation of Wastewater Nutrients into Efficient Feedstocks Creates a Stable Market for Fertilizers Globally
    • Governments Worldwide Provide Funding for Wastewater Nutrient Recovery and USA leads in the number of Patents Filed
    • Transformation of Wastewater Nutrients into Efficient Feedstocks Creates a Stable Market for Fertilizers Globally
    • Companies to Watch
  • Advanced Oxidation Processes
    • Advanced Oxidation Processes Eliminate Micropollutants and Heavy Metals from Wastewater
    • Funding for AOPs is Very Limited and US Leads in the Number of Patents Filed
    • Advanced Oxidation Processes Mainly Impact Agriculture and the Environment Sector
    • Companies to Watch
  • Waste-to-Energy
    • Waste to Energy Simultaneously Reduces Waste in Landfills and also Generates Sustainable Energy
    • The Government of UK has been Instrumental in Providing Funding for WTE Plants and US Leads in the Number of Patents Filed
    • WTE Technology Mainly Impacts Agriculture, Environment, Energy, and Transportation Sectors
    • Companies to Watch
  • Micro Irrigation
    • Micro Irrigation Accelerates Agricultural Growth by Increasing Crop Intensity and Water Savings
    • Governments Worldwide Provide Funding for Micro Irrigation and US Leads in the Number of Patents Filed
    • Micro Irrigation Mainly Impacts Agriculture and the Environment Sector
    • Companies to Watch
  • Zero Liquid Discharge
    • Zero Liquid Discharge Technologies Check Effluent Discharge and Encourage Water Reuse
    • Stringent Regulations for Water Discharge across Various Countries Are Drivers for the Increased Innovations in ZLD Systems
    • Zero Liquid Discharge Mainly Impacts Agriculture and Environment Sector, and also Increases Sustainability in Water Reuse
    • Companies to Watch
  • Wastewater Membrane Filtration
    • Membrane Filtration Reduces Micropollutants and Particulate Material from Wastewater
    • US Leads in the Number of Patents Filed in the Field of Wastewater Membrane Filtration
    • Wastewater Membrane Filtration Mainly Impacts Agriculture, Environment, and Energy Sectors
    • Companies to Watch
  • Produced Water Remediation
    • Regulations And The Growth In Shale Market Can Boost Adoption Of Produced Water Treatment
    • Funding From Environmental Bodies Are Major Drivers Of The Production Water Treatment Market
    • Treating Produced Water Can Help Prevent contamination Issues
    • Companies to watch

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