Advanced Materials for Advanced Batteries and Fuel Cells: Technologies and Global Markets

Published - Aug 2014| Analyst - Donald Saxman| Code - FCB039A
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Report Highlights

The global advanced battery and fuel cell material value reached nearly $19 billion in 2013. This market is expected to grow to $19.6 billion in 2014 and $27.9 billion in 2019 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3% for the five-year period, 2014 to 2019.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global markets for advanced materials for fuel cells and advanced batteries
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.
  • Coverage of the following battery types: all lithium, all nickel hydroxide and all large nickel-cadmium, all silver, all lead batteries except auto "starting/lighting/ignition" (SLI), large nickel-cadmium, all exotic (metal/air, redox, large zinc, etc.), and developmental battery possibilities are also discussed
  • Scenarios for emerging markets like electric vehicles, combined heat and power units, and utility-scale backup power storage
  • Details on important recent developments
  • Extensive company profiles


This report starts with a summary of the global advanced battery and fuel cell market and continues with a more detailed analysis of materials used: first organized by elements or elemental groups involved and then organized by application (active elements/electrodes, separators, electrolytes, electrocatalysts, etc.). Sources and competitive aspects (including competing applications and competing advanced materials) are analyzed. Important recent developments are provided. Extensive company profiles are included.

Note that in this context, this report covers the following battery types:

  • All lithium.  
  • All nickel hydroxide and all large nickel-cadmium.
  • All silver.  
  • All lead batteries except auto “starting/lighting/ignition” (SLI).
  • Large nickel-cadmium.  
  • All exotic (metal/air, redox, large zinc, etc.).
  • Developmental battery possibilities are also discussed.

The following battery types aren’t covered:

  • Dry cells and cylindrical primary.  
  • Cylindrical/removable nickel-cadmium.  
  • Automotive “SLI” lead.
  • Button cells and microbatteries.

All fuel cells are included.

Next, the following specific battery and fuel cell materials are profiled and background, sources and suppliers, and developments and constraints are provided. As appropriate, markets for specific battery and fuel cell materials within these major classifications are detailed.

  • Aluminum compounds.
  • Antimony compounds.
  • Arsenic and bismuth.
  • Barium and strontium compounds.
  • Boron compounds.
  • Cadmium.
  • Calcium compounds.
  • Carbon and graphite and fullerenes.
  • Chromium, molybdenum and tungsten.
  • Cobalt compounds.
  • Halogens.
  • Indium and gallium.
  • Lead.
  • Lithium compounds.
  • Manganese dioxide.
  • Nickel and iron.
  • Organic compounds and polymerics.
  • Platinum group metals.
  • Rare earths.
  • Selenium and tellurium.
  • Silicon oxide.
  • Silver.
  • Sodium and potassium.
  • Sulfur and phosphorus compounds.
  • Tin.
  • Titanium and zirconium.
  • Vanadium and tantalum.
  • Zinc.

Next, the markets for each of the following battery and fuel cell component groups are discussed:

  • Battery electrodes.
  • Battery electrolytes.
  • Battery separators.
  • Fuel processing and storage.
  • Fuel cell electrodes and electrocatalysts.
  • Fuel cell electrolytes.

As appropriate, markets for specific battery and fuel cell technologies within these major classifications are detailed. Historic, current and predicted markets in terms of units and value are summarized to define the materials market. In this context, the following battery and fuel cell applications are analyzed:

  • Motive power.
  • Portable products.
  • Stationary.
  • Developmental applications.

Analyst Credentials

Donald Saxman is an industry-recognized expert in gas separation and oil recovery through carbon dioxide injection. His experience in both markets and technologies for corrosion inhibitors, and industrial gas end uses informs his research. While working for Zellweger Analytics as a subcontractor to Boeing Aerospace, he was quality assurance manager for the design, manufacture and testing of an organic carbon monitor for the International Space Station and its water recycling system. Saxman has worked with BCC Research as analyst and author for more than 20 years, and his reports include market research on lithium batteries and solid oxide fuel cells. He holds a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Indiana.

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