Materials for Proton Exchange Membranes and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for PEM Fuel Cells
The global proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) and membrane electrode assembly (MEA) market reached $444 million in 2012. The market is expected to reach $1.2 billion in 2017 for a CAGR of 22.1%.
- An overview of the global market for materials for proton exchange membranes and membrane electrode assemblies for PEM fuel cells
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011 and 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017
- Examination of the market and technology for the materials and technology of proton exchange membranes and electrode assemblies, and for bipolar plates for PEMFCs, including direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs); this includes the gas diffusion layer (GDL), the catalyst ink/electrode, the membrane itself, and the bipolar plate; ancillary stack assembly materials such as bolts, gaskets, tie-outs, and final assembly and packaging costs are excluded
- Discussion of the the history and advancing technology of these components, the companies involved in these developments, the current and projected incentives, and the projected markets for such technologies
- Presentations of consensus, optimistic, and pessimistic scenarios
- Patent analysis and discussion for power sources and vehicle components, emphasizing intellectual property issues
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players.
SCOPE OF REPORT
The fuel cell industry in various forms has been developing for decades. There are notable examples of fuel cell successes. The PEMFC is emerging as a winner in many of the primary categories that fuel cells can satisfy. Existing membranes and assemblies still have room for improvement. PEMFC development and commercialization is an ever-changing process. This BCC Research analysis examines the market and technology for the materials and technology of proton exchange membranes and electrode assemblies and for bipolar plates for PEMFCs, including direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs). This includes the gas diffusion layer (GDL), the catalyst ink/electrode, the membrane itself and the bipolar plate. Ancillary stack assembly materials such as bolts, gaskets, tie-outs, and final assembly and packaging costs are excluded.
This report details the actuals for 2007, 2011 and 2012 and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) projections for 2017. North American, European, Far Eastern and rest-of-world markets are covered. When appropriate, consensus, optimistic and pessimistic scenarios are presented. A patent analysis and discussion for power sources and vehicle components describes where research is performed and emphasizes intellectual property issues. An extensive set of company profiles is provided.
Donald Saxman has 31 years of experience as a technology consultant, technical journalist and author, project manager, and quality assurance manager, with more than 22 years as an analyst with BCC Research.
Saxman is a globally recognized technology and business analyst with particular experience in gas separation and enhanced oil recovery through carbon dioxide injection. He is a long-time member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Electrochemical Society and has contributed papers to both organizations. Saxman has also produced more than 85 focused market/technology reports, including detailed analyses of gas separation and delivery markets, enhanced oil recovery, corrosion inhibitors, and industrial gas end uses. He spent 11 years as writer and editor of a unique weekly technology market newsletter called Enhanced Energy Recovery News, was the electrochemistry editor for Membrane and Separation Technology News, and also wrote and edited Waste Treatment Technology News, one of the first monthly technology newsletters to cover carbon sequestration.
While working for Zellweger Analytics as a subcontractor for Boeing Aerospace, Mr. Saxman was quality assurance manager for the design, manufacturing, and testing of an organic carbon monitor for the International Space Station's water recycling system. This life critical space qualified hardware was based on a unique solid state approach to carbon dioxide measurement using nondispersive infrared spectroscopy.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Indiana University.
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