Air-Electrode Batteries: Materials, Technologies, and Global Markets

Published - Mar 2014| Analyst - Alessandro Varotto| Code - FCB038A
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Report Highlights

The global metal air batteries market reached $453.1 million in 2013. This market is expected to grow to $1.7 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.0%.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for metal-air batteries.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
  • Analysis of the market in terms of industry organization, key market drivers and limiters, marketing and business strategies, environmental considerations, and governmental involvement
  • Relevanat patent analysis
  • Comprehensive profiles of leading companies in the industry.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT

The scope of this report is to describe and compare the numerous battery technologies available on the market, with a focus on the characteristics of metal-air cells. Each technology comes with tradeoffs and the report analyzes costs, benefits, drawbacks and applications of metal-air cells, compared to other technologies. Ample space is given to the state of the art of this technology. A discussion of the properties of different metals applied to metal-air cells (zinc, lithium, aluminum, magnesium, sodium and iron) is also provided. Since it is at its infancy, the metal-air batteries market is now mostly a small niche for medical devices. However, because of their unique characteristics (massive energy density and light weight), they have been developed for electric-vehicles and as energy storage devices for the electric grid. The global market will increase at a 31% compound annual growth rate through 2018.

Profiles of key market players and small startups are also included. Major products that generate revenues, as well as the most-valuable R&D products that will come on the market up to 2018 are provided.

In-depth competitive market analysis is discussed, with examples of how new products will enter the market or how existing products will survive or perish. The report also includes a very detailed description of current and future technologies for the fabrication of metal-air cells.

ANALYST CREDENTIALS

Alessandro Varotto holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Chemistry and a PhD in Chemistry with a specialty in Nanotechnology and Materials Science. Dr. Varotto has worked as a research scientist in both academic and industry environments. He is the author of 15 peer-reviewed research articles, a patent, a book and dozens of technical papers in the field of materials for renewable energy technologies.

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