Merchant Hydrogen Generation and On-site Distributed Generation

Published - Jan 2012| Analyst - Kevin Gainer| Code - CHM042B
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Report Highlights

The U.S. Merchant hydrogen market was $3.4 billion in 2011, a value expected to increase to $3.9 billion by the end of 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%.

Report Scope

This BCC study focuses on key hydrogen technologies and applications.  It provides data about the size and growth of both captive and merchant hydrogen markets, company profiles, patent trends, and industry trends.  Cutting-edge developments, research priorities, and potential business opportunities are a key focus. 

The report focuses on these key areas:

  • Investigation and assessment of the future use of merchant hydrogen and on-site distributed generation
  • Analysis of trends in the market, with data for 2010, estimates for 2011, and projected compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2016
  • An overview of the structure of the industry and extensive company profiles of the leading organizations
  • Detailed analyses of research focuses, end-use markets, and production technologies
  • Patent and intellectual property (IP) activity. 


The author of this report, Project Analyst Kevin Gainer, holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in quantitative economic analysis and technology forecasting and has more than 25 years of economic, industry intelligence, and market research experience.   He is the author of six published books and dozens of technical papers, analyses, and studies published in conference proceedings, including many unpublished proprietary analyses within corporations.  He has worked as a Research Editor and Project Analyst at BCC Research since 1985, and has authored numerous BCC technology market research reports and periodicals. 

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Published - Jan-2004| Analyst - Edward Gobina| Code - CHM042A

Report Highlights

  • Revenues from merchant and on-site hydrogen sales will reach $2.7 billion in 2008, up from $1.8 billion in 2003, at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 8.5%.
  • Revenues for hydrogen packaged in cylinders will decrease from $535.4 million in 2003 to $381.8 million in 2008, for an AAGR of -7.0%.
  • Dispersed, small-size “on-demand” plants will see revenues rise to $83.3 million in 2008, up from $41.2 million in 2003, at an AAGR of 15.1%.
  • Liquid hydrogen shipment revenues will increase from $487.8 million in 2003 to $641.5 million in 2008, at an AAGR of 5.6%.
  • Revenues from on-site plants and pipelines will rise at an AAGR of 16.7% from $735.6 million in 2003 to $1,593.4 million in 2008.


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