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Fuel Cell Technologies Worldwide

  1. 1. Get more info on this report!Fuel Cell Technologies WorldwideSeptember 1, 2010Fuel cells represent an exciting and dynamic industry that could alter the way weproduce and use energy for residential and commercial consumption, transportation,electronic devices, and more.While fuel cells are a technology that has been known to scientists for almost 200 years,in the modern world, they represent an innovative source of energy. Fuel cells arefavored as a “green” technology for their low emissions, quiet operation and highefficiency. They can be fed by fuels that are readily available, including biofuels, thusreducing reliance on foreign oil and an electric grid that is aging and in many placespushed beyond capacity.The great appeal of fuel cells is that they can operate continuously as long as thenecessary flows of fuel and oxygen are maintained, and they produce only water as abyproduct, rather than being a source of pollution.Although it is a relatively young industry, fuel cells have shown vigorous growth in thepast few years. SBI Energy research estimates that the market grew from $353 millionin 2005 to $498 million in 2009. We predict global sales will reach $1.2 billion by 2014.Much of the early optimism for the future of the industry was driven by U.S. and othergovernment investment. Early expectations of a quick, low-cost source of alternativeenergy have been mediated by the realities of lengthy product development cycles andthe growing acceptance of alternative energy technologies such as wind and solar. Asthe new US administration pulls back from aggressive investment in the technology,some observers are now questioning how quickly fuel cells can achieve widespreadcommercialization. As a consequence, fuel cells are in a race with other alternativeenergy technologies such as solar and wind for widespread acceptance.In this dynamic and rapidly changing marketplace, SBI Energy’s new report, Fuel CellTechnologies Worldwide, will provide clear guidance and insight on varioustechnologies and end-use markets.
  2. 2. The report zeroes in on the historic growth (2005-2009) and growth potential (2010-2014) of the global market for fuel cells and discuss various fuel cell technologiescurrently used. Market size and growth will be broken out by major country and byregion of the world. The report will also segment the market by technology (type of fuelcell as defined by the electrolyte used), and application (stationary power, portableelectronics, motor vehicles, backup power supplies, military & aerospace, and others),and provide detailed profiles of companies that are leading the way in the industry.The information in Fuel Cell Technologies Worldwide is based on interviews withindustry leaders and fuel cell researchers, as well as primary and secondary data fromindustry sources such as Fuel Cell 2000, Fuel Cell Today, and the US Fuel Cell Council.Research also includes company literature and websites, news reports and researchservices such as OneSource.What You’ll Get in This ReportThrough extensive research by SBI Energy, Fuel Cell Technologies Worldwideidentifies current market drivers and trends, and makes important predictions about thefuture of this market. In addition, this report pinpoints ways current and prospectiveplayers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones.No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis andextensive data that Fuel Cell Technologies Worldwide offers. Plus, you’ll benefit fromextensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.How You’ll Benefit from This ReportIf your company is already doing business in the fuel cell market, or is consideringmaking the leap, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensivepackage of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain athorough understanding of the current market for fuel cells, as well as projected marketsand trends through 2014.This report will help: Marketing managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for fuel cells Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for fuel cells in current and alternative markets. Advertising agencies working with clients in the manufacturing sector understand the product buyer, and develop messages and images that compel product developers and engineers to incorporate fuel cells into various types of end-use products. Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  3. 3. Equity and venture capital investors identify high potential opportunities for capital infusion. Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.Table of ContentsChapter 1: Executive Summary Table 1-1 Fuel Cell Market Size by geographic region, 2005-2009 (units in thousands) Table 1-2 Fuel Cell Market growth through 2014, by geographic region (sales in $million; units in thousands) Table 1-3 Fuel Cell Growth by application, 2005-2014 (dollars in millions, units in thousands) Table 1-4 Percentage of total global sales by regionChapter 2: Fuel Cell Construction Basic Design Figure 2-1 Fuel Cell Basic Design System Components Stacks and Systems Figure 2-2 Fuel Cell Power System Fuels Table 2-1 Effects of various gaseous reactants on various fuel cell types Electronics Stack Components Reformers and Processors Storage Devices Manifolds Heat Exchangers Fuel cells as an alternative energy sourceChapter 3: Fuel Cell Technologies Figure 3-1 Fuel Cell Basic Design Current Technologies Table 3-1 Comparison of common fuel cell types Phosphoric acid fuel cells Figure 3-2 Phosphoric acid fuel cell design Molten carbonate fuel cells Figure 3-3 Molten carbonate fuel cell design Alkaline fuel cells Figure 3-4 Alkaline fuel cell design Direct borohydride fuel cells Figure 3-5 Direct Borohydride fuel cell design Metal hydride fuel cells
  4. 4. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells Figure 3-6 Proton exchange membrane fuel cell design Direct formic acid fuel cells (DFAFCs) Direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFCs) Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) Figure 3-7 Direct methanol fuel cell design Reformed methanol fuel cells Figure 3-8 Design of a reformed methanol fuel cell system with reformer Direct carbon fuel cells (DCFCs) Figure 3-9 Design of a direct carbon fuel cell system Solid oxide fuel cells Figure 3-10 Configuration for a tubular design SOFC Figure 3-11 Planar solid oxide fuel cell design Enzymatic biofuel cells Figure 3-12 Examples of enzymatic biofuel cells for in vivo applications Microbial fuel cells Figure 3-13: Microbial fuel cell design Protonic ceramic fuel cells Regenerative fuel cells Figure 3-14 Regenerative fuel cell design Upflow microbial fuel cells RFC-Redox fuel cells Electro-galvanic fuel cells Zinc-air fuel cells End-uses for fuel cellsChapter 4: Market Size and Growth Fuel cell background Direction of current research and development Table 4-1 A sample of leading research initiatives worldwide Figure 4-1 Fuel cell patents granted since 2009 Table 4-2 Fuel cell patents granted, first quarter 2010 Current market drivers Historic market growth, 2005-2009 Figure 4-2 Total fuel cell market size by US$ dollars, 2005-2009 Figure 4-3 Total market size for fuel cells by units, 2005-2009 Table 4-3 Fuel Cell Market Size by geographic region, 2005-2009 Table 4-4 Key industry indicators Current obstacles Consumer Awareness Likelihood and speed of adoption Economies of scale Table 4-5 Fuel cell system size for common applications Investment climate and job creation Figure 4-4 Employment history and projections for global fuel cell market Table 4-6 Employment history and projections for global fuel cell market Government involvement and incentives
  5. 5. Figure 4-5 Percent of global fuel cell sales by region, 2005-2009 and 2010-2014 Table 4-7 Annual growth rate in units shipped, by region Current market size estimate Table 4-8 Fuel cell market size by region 2009 Table 4-9 Fuel cell market size by application 2009-2010 Current growth rate and market projections, 2010-2014 Figure 4-6 Global fuel cell market growth Figure 4-7 Fuel cell market sales growth, 2010 - 2014, by region ($million) Table 4-10 Fuel Cell Market growth through 2014, by region (sales in $million) Figure 4-8 Fuel Cell Growth by application, 2005-2014 as a percentage of market total Figure 4-9 Fuel cell percentage of market share by fuel cell type, 2010 Figure 4-10 Global fuel cell market value by type (sales US$million) Figure 4-11 Global fuel cell market by technology type, units shipped Table 4-11 CAGR for common fuel cell types, 2010-2014Chapter 5: End-use markets and their outlook Table 5-1 Fuel cell types and some common applications Large Stationary Sector Figure 5-1 1.2 MW fuel cell module for a DFC3000 2.4 MW power plant Small Stationary Residential and Small Retail Table 5-2 U.S. Department of Defense Residential PEM Demonstration Program funding history Figure 5-2 ClearEdge5 residential CHP unit Table 5-3 Preliminary technical targets for 1-10 kW residential CHP fuel cells operating on natural gas Emergency back-up power, or Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Figure 5-3 Design of a 1-kilowatt direct borohydride UPS system Distributed generation Base load power plants Power for base stations or cell sites Figure 5-4 Standby back-up power for mobile base transmission station in Manila, Philippines Motor vehicles Table 5-4 Most recent fuel cell vehicle models from major auto manufacturers Figure 5-5 Chevrolet Equinox refueling at a California hydrogen station Niche Transport Forklifts Figure 5-6 Fuel cell forklifts produced by Plug Power Table 5-5 Where fuel cells are used for materials handling Auxillary Power Units (APUs) Table 5-6 Preliminary technical targets for 1kW-10kW fuel cell auxiliary power units (APUs) operating on standard ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) Figure 5-7 Fuel Cell UAV conceptual design Military
  6. 6. Figure 5-8 Protonex HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) exoskeleton, powered by fuel cells Aviation and aerospace Figure 5-9 The Mars Flyer, a potential application for improved PEM fuel cells and next-generation fuel cells Figure 5-10 Boeing’s experimental fuel cell-powered aircraft Figure 5-11 First commercial aircraft powered by fuel cells, 2008 Portable electronics Figure 5-12 Proposed schematic for a 20-watt direct borohydride laptop power unit Small heating appliances Long-term winning applicationsChapter 6: Manufacturers of Fuel Cell Technologies Acumentrics Corporate Background Product and Brand Portfolio Table 6-1 Acumentrics Product Portfolio Performance Acquisitions and Divestitures Personnel Changes Adaptive Materials, Inc. Corporate Background Product and Brand Portfolio Table 6-2 Adaptive Materials’ Product Portfolio Performance Outlook Personnel Changes Ballard Power Systems Corporate Background Product and Brand Portfolio Table 6-3 Ballard Power System Product Portfolio Performance Figure 6-1 Annual Revenues of Ballard Power Systems, 2007-2009 (in million $) Acquisitions and Divestitures Outlook Personnel Changes Bloom Energy Corporate Background Product and Brand Portfolio Table 6-4 Bloom Energy’s Product Portfolio Performance ClearEdge Power Corporate Background Product and Brand Portfolio Table 6-5 ClearEdge Power’s Product Portfolio Performance
  7. 7. OutlookPersonnel ChangesFuelCell EnergyCorporate BackgroundProduct and Brand PortfolioTable 6-6 FuelCell Energy’s Product PortfolioPerformanceFigure 6-2 Annual Revenues of FuelCell EnergyAcquisitions and DivestituresOutlookHydra Fuel Cell CorporationCorporate BackgroundProduct and Brand PortfolioTable 6-7 Hydra Fuel Cell Corporation’s Product PortfolioPerformanceOutlookIdaTechCorporate BackgroundProduct and Brand PortfolioTable 6-8 IdaTech’s Product PortfolioPerformanceFigure 6-3 Annual Revenues of IdaTechOutlookMTI Micro Fuel CellsCorporate BackgroundProduct and Brand PortfolioTable 6-9 MTI Micro Fuel Cell Product PortfolioPerformanceNedStackCorporate BackgroundProduct and Brand PortfolioTable 6-10 NedStack Product PortfolioPerformanceFinancialAs a private entity, financial information is not currently published.Personnel ChangesPlug PowerCorporate BackgroundProduct and Brand PortfolioTable 6-11 Plug Power Product PortfolioPerformanceFigure 6-4 Annual Revenues of Plug PowerAcquisitions and DivestituresPersonnel ChangesProtonex Technology CorporationCorporate Background
  8. 8. Product and Brand Portfolio Table 6-12 Protonex Product Portfolio Performance Figure 6-5 Annual Revenues of Protonex Acquisitions and Divestitures Outlook Personnel Changes ReliOn Gary Flood, President & CEO Corporate Background Product and Brand Portfolio Table 6-13 ReliOn Product Portfolio SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG Corporate Background Product and Brand Portfolio Table 6-14 SFC Smart Fuel Cell Product Portfolio Performance Figure 6-6 Annual Revenues of SFC Smart Fuel Cell UTC Power Corporate Background Product and Brand Portfolio Table 6-15 UTC Power Product PortfolioAppendix: Addresses of Selected MarketersAvailable immediately for Online Download athttp://www.marketresearch.com/product/display.asp?productid=2625062US: 800.298.5699UK + +1.240.747.3093Fax: 240.747.3004