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2018 Nanotechnology and Fuel Cell Research Review

Published By :

BCC Research

Published Date : Feb 2019

Category :

Fuel Cell

No. of Pages : 122 Pages

Report Highlights

  • The global market for proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) membrane electrode assembly (MEA) components should grow from $766 million in 2017 to $2.6 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.9% for the period of 2017-2022.
  • The global market for nanocomposites should grow from $2.0 billion in 2017 to reach $7.3 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 29.5% for the period of 2017-2022.
  • The global market for nanofiber products should grow from $927 million in 2018 to $4.3 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 36.2% for the period of 2018-2023

Nanotechnology in fuel cells market is the industry, which has the potential to revolutionize transportation. Like battery-electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles are propelled by electric motors. However, while battery electric vehicles use electricity from an external source and store it in a battery. Fuel cells onboard vehicles are electrochemical devices that convert a fuel's chemical energy directly to electrical energy. As well as this, it can also convert it with high efficiency and without combustion.

One of the leading nanotechnology in fuel cell has developed a specific kind of transportation applications. This application is called as the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell, also known as polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells – both are called as PEMFC. These fuel cells are powered by the electrochemical oxidation reaction of hydrogen and by the electro reduction of the oxygen contained in air.

These fuel cells run at relatively low temperature and therefore need catalysts to generate useful currents at high potential, especially at the electrode where oxygen is. Presently, platinum-based electro catalysts are the most widely used in PEM fuel cell prototypes. However, this metal is expensive due to its limited supply and its price is highly volatile. This creates one of the major barriers preventing commercialization of PEMFCs – the lack of suitable materials to make them affordable.

According to a report, the system cost for nanotechnology in fuel cells market is in surge every day and is projected to increase in the forthcoming years. Even though nanotechnology in fuel cell market promises cheap bipolar materials using nanocomposites, more efficient non-platinum electro catalysts the global market is projected to grow in the near future.

Report Scope

In recent years, nanotechnology has gained popularity across the world with advanced and modernized innovations in various applications including composite materials, nanoparticles, fabrication technologies, small machine equipment manufacturing and many others. Essentially, nanotechnology is deeply integrated in various industrial applications, providing advances in process delivery and costeffective applications in industries such as food and beverage, healthcare and life science, electronics, energy, aerospace, chemical and many others.

Specifically, nanotechnology is being prominently used in fuel cell applications, as the fuel cell manufacturers applying platinum nanoparticles to lower the amount of platinum in cells for cost reduction. With surge in fuel cell electric vehicle production, nanotechnology application in fuel cell is expected to increase further. U.S. Department of Energy, The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.), and Union of Concerned Scientists (U.S.) are doing research for hydrogen powered fuel cell to make it more efficient, low cost and commercially viable.

Moreover, miniaturization in the electronic industry is leading to the introduction of new semiconductor manufacturing processes. For integrated circuits (ICs), comprising of nanofiber are expericing great demand in the industry. Nanofiber can withstand high amount of heat generated in electric power modules and exhibits good conductivity.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword
Chapter 2 Materials for Proton Exchange Membranes and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for PEM Fuel Cells (FCB035F)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Intended Audience
Scope of Report
Methodology
Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary
Fuel Cell Technology
Alkaline Fuel Cells
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells
Aluminum-air Fuel Cells
PEMFC Component Overview
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Fundamentals
Fuel and Fuel Reforming Fundamentals
The Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Variation
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Companies
Market Segmentation and Industry Concentration
Chapter 3 Nanocomposites, Nanoparticles, Nanoclays and Nanotubes: Global Markets to 2022 (NAN021H)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary
General Description
Definitions
Brief History of Nanocomposites
General Properties of Nanocomposites vs. Conventional Composites
Increased Tensile Strength, Modulus, and Heat Distortion Temperature
Color/Transparency
Conductivity
Flame Retardancy
Barrier Properties
Anticorrosive Properties
Types of Nanocomposites, Their Properties and Applications
Clay Nanocomposites
Ceramic Nanocomposites
Carbon Nanotube Composites
Metal-Containing Nanocomposites
Metal Oxide-Containing Nanocomposites
Nanobiocomposites
Chapter 4 Global Markets and Technologies for Nanofibers (NAN043E)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Intended Audience
Scope of Report
Methodology and Information Sources
Market Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary
Nanomaterials and Nanofibers
The Nanotechnology Industry
Milestones in the History of Nanofibers and Recent Events
Current and Emerging Applications for Nanofibers
Chapter 5 Nanodevices and Nanomachines: The Global Market (NAN062A)
Introduction
Reasons for Doing This Study
Study Goals and Objectives
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Regional Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary
Background
Definitions
General Properties of Nanoscale Materials and Systems
Brief History of Nanomachines
Major Technology Segments
Nanomanipulators
Nanotools
Nanosensors
Nanoscale Computing Devices
Nanorobots
Other Nanomachines
Fabrication Approaches
Top-Down Approach
Bottom-Up Approach
Hybrid Top-Down Bottom-Up Approach
Bio-Hybrid Approach
End Users and Applications
Research
Healthcare
Microelectronics and Information Technology
Process Industries
Energy
Environmental Protection
Public Safety and Security
Military
Chapter 6 Residential Energy Storage, Blockchain and Energy Sharing Systems: Technologies and Global Market (FCB043A)
Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
What the Industry is Saying
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Summary
Market and Technology Background
Construction of Batteries
Types of Electrochemical Compositions
Residential Battery Storage Technologies and Components
Battery Pack Design
Design Overview
Configuration of Cells in a Battery Pack
Battery Pack Structural Design
Cell Protection
Battery Pack Control (Monitoring and Management)
Battery Pack Use
Solar Inverter Integration
Safety System Design and Component Selection
Residential Battery Storage Electrochemical Technologies
Conventional Batteries
How Rechargeable Batteries Work
Lead-Acid Batteries

List of Table

List of Tables

Table 1 : Global PEMFC MEA Market, by Application, Through 2022
Table 2 : Fuel Cell Comparison
Table 3 : PEMFC and DMFC Makers
Table 4 : Types of Portable Products
Table 5 : Important Portable Product Market Factors
Table 6 : Global Nanocomposite Market, by Type, Through 2022
Table 7 : Properties and Main Applications of Principal Types of Commercial Clay Nanocomposites
Table 8 : Other Clay Nanocomposites
Table 9 : Principal Applications of Clay Containing Composites
Table 10 : Clay Nanocomposite Suppliers
Table 11 : Properties and Main Applications of Principal Types of Ceramic-containing Nanocomposites
Table 12 : Principal Applications of Ceramic-containing Composites
Table 13 : Ceramic Nanocomposite Suppliers
Table 14 : Properties of Carbon Nanotube Composites
Table 15 : Principal Applications of Nanotube Composites
Table 16 : Carbon Nanotube Composite Suppliers
Table 17 : Global Market for Nanofiber Products, by Application, Through 2023
Table 18 : Nanofibers, Nanorods, Nanoribbons, and Nanowires
Table 19 : The Nanotechnology Industry, 2018
Table 20 : Global Market for Nanotechnology, by Type, Through 2023
Table 21 : Technological Milestones for Nanofibers
Table 22 : Global Market for Nanodevices and Nanomachines, by Type, Through 2028
Table 23 : Nanodevices and Nanomachines Historical Timeline
Table 24 : Nanodevices and Nanomachine Types, 2018
Table 25 : Nanodevices and Nanomachine Fabrication Approaches
Table 26 : Nanodevice and Nanomachine End Users and Applications
Table 27 : Global Market for Residential Energy Storage, by Battery Type, Through 2023

List of Chart

List of Figures

Figure 1 : Global PEMFC MEA Market, by Application, 2016-2022
Figure 2 : Generic PEMFC Diagram with Components
Figure 3 : DMFC Chemistry
Figure 4 : Global Nanocomposite Market, by Type, 2016-2022
Figure 5 : Global Market for Nanofiber Products, by Application, 20162023
Figure 6 : Global Market Share for Nanotechnology, by Type, 2023
Figure 7 : Global Patent Applications and Patents Issued Related to Nanofibers, 1990-2017
Figure 8 : Global Market for Nanodevices and Nanomachines, by Type, 20172028
Figure 9 : Global Market for Residential Energy Storage, by Battery Type, 2017-2023
Figure 10 : Overview of Electrochemistries Used to Manufacture Batteries
Figure 11 : Cells in Parallel vs. Strings in Parallel
Figure 12 : Residential Home Battery System Diagram
Figure 13 : Rechargeable Battery Types
Figure 14 : Lead-Acid Battery Functions and Components
Figure 15 : Lead-Acid Charge States

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