Building the Global Hydrogen Economy: Technologies and Opportunities
Global investments in building the hydrogen economy cost more than $3.4 billion in 2014, and they are expected to approach $4.8 billion in 2015 and $21.8 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.5% from 2015 to 2020.
- An overview of the global Hydrogen economy with regard to technology and opportunities.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
- Comprehensive descriptions of key enabling technologies used in the production, storage, and distribution of hydrogen, its conversion to other forms of energy or direct consumption as a fuel, and miscellaneous other types of hydrogen-related technology such as hydrogen sensors.
- A look at challenges that must be overcome to reach commercialization potential.
- Evaluations of government programs and policies in support of the hydrogen economy.
- Coverage of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities.
- Relevant patent analysis.
- Profiles of major players in the industry.
The report covers the global market for technologies used in the production, storage and distribution of hydrogen; its conversion to other forms of energy or direct consumption as a fuel; and miscellaneous other types of hydrogen-related technology, such as hydrogen sensors.
The study format includes:
- Executive summary.
- Key enabling technologies for the hydrogen economy, as well as their commercial or developmental status.
- Developments that will influence commercial prospects and demand for hydrogen technologies.
- Hydrogen technology market projections through 2015.
- Key patents.
- Government programs and policies in support of the hydrogen economy.
- Technology vendor profiles.
Andrew McWilliams, the author of this report, is a partner in 43rd Parallel LLC, the Boston-based international technology and marketing consulting firm. He is the author of numerous other BCC Research business opportunity analyses of related areas, including the previous edition of this report. Other recent BCC Research reports by Mr. McWilliams include CHM041D The Global Industrial Gas Business, EGY053C Advanced Materials and Devices for Renewable Energy: Global Markets, CHM020E Catalysts for Environmental and Energy Applications, and ENV011A The U.S. Market for Clean Technologies.