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Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) - Global Strategic Business Report

Description:
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) in US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2012 through 2020. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

The report profiles 46 companies including many key and niche players such as:

- Acumentrics SOFC
- Adelan Ltd.
- Bloom Energy Corporation
- Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd.
- Convion Ltd.
 
Contents:
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW
Fuel Cells
A Rudimentary Overview
Table 1: Global Fuel Cell Shipments by Geographic Region (2013): Breakdown of Number of Unit Shipments for Europe, North America, Asia and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2: Global Fuel Cells Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Shipments by End-use Application Segments (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3: Global Fuel Cells Market (2013E): Breakdown of Megawatt Capacity Shipped (In MWs) by End-Use Application Segments (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 4: Global Fuel Cells Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Capacity Shipped by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
A Curtain Raiser
Collaborative Effort
Key to Successful Commercialization
Present Levels of Commercialization
Impact of Economic Turmoil on Fuel Cells Market in the Recent Past
Outlook

2. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS, GROWTH DRIVERS & ISSUES

SOFCs Takes On Competition from Market Leader PEMFC Head On
Growing Focus on Environmental Protection to Drive Adoption of SOFCs in Power & Transportation Sector
Growing Electricity Consumption and Need to Increase Electricity Production Driving Demand for SOFCs in Power Sector
Table 5: Global Electricity Consumption (2008-2012): Yearly Breakdown of Electricity Consumption Volume (in Billion kWh) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 6: Global Electricity Consumption (2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Estimated Electricity Consumption Volume for Select Nations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
SOFCs Gather Momentum in Stationary Cogeneration/CHP Deployments
SOFCs: Ideal for Distributed Power Generation
Growing Focus on Renewable Energy to Add to Market Demand for SOFCs
Positive Outlook for Fuel Cell Integrated Residential CHPs
Efforts in Full Swing to Make SOFC a Mainstream Technology for APU in Automobiles
Factors Indicating Potential Opportunity for SOFCs in Heavy- Duty Trucks and Refrigerated Transport Vehicles
Growing Production of Commercial Vehicle Production
Table 7: Global Commercial Vehicles Market: Compounded Annual Growth Rates (in %) for Medium Duty Vehicles and Heavy Duty Vehicles by Region/Country for Period 2012-2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Rising Demand for Refrigerated Vehicles
Table 8: Global Market for Road Transport Refrigeration Equipment: Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million Years 2010, 2013 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9: Global Market for Road Transport Refrigeration Equipment: Compounded Annual Growth Rates (in %) of Annual Dollar Sales Figures by Country/Region for Period 2010-2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Opportunities in Military & Defense Sector
Table 10: Military Spending in Select Countries (2011 & 2012): Breakdown of Amount Spent (in US$ Billion) and Rate of Growth (%) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Powering Remote Base Stations
An Opportunity for SOFC Deployments in Mobile Communications Sector
The Role of the Government in Driving the Market’s Future
Favorable Government Policies Remain Critical to Success
Investments Pour In, Promising to Expand the Industry’s Scope
Planar SOFC Remains the Dominant SOFC Technology in the Market
SOFCs: A Technology of Interest to the Developed Countries
Developing Nations Set to Follow Developed Markets in Adoption of SOFCs
Technological Developments Widen Scope of Applications for SOFCs
Technological Innovations Promise to Revolutionize SOFC Manufacturing
Nano Coatings Emerge as Means to Enhance Durability of SOFC
SOFC Demand Not Disruptive to Supplies of Rare Earth Elements
Conventional Power Companies Vie for the SOFC Pie

3. FUEL CELLS MARKET IN RETROSPECT

Changing Energy Industry
Fuel Cells
Evolution
Recent Surge in Commercialization
Developed Markets at the Vanguard, Emerging Regions Gather Pace
Whimsical Visions of an All-Hydrogen Economy Drives Interest in Fuel Cells
Commercial Portable Fuel Cell Market Wanes
Manufacturers Expand Production Hubs to New Shores
Fuel Cell Manufacturers Foray into Newer Segments
Fuel Cell Majors Snap Up Critical Component Vendors
Cost: A Herculean Challenge
Surface Area of Components: A Major Issue
Miniaturization: A Major Challenge in Designing Portable Fuel Cells
Inadequate Infrastructure & Lack of Customer Confidence

4. FUEL CELLS AND SOFCS: A TECHNOLOGY FREEZE FRAME

Evolution of Fuel Cells
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)
Comparative Analysis of Fuel Cell Technologies
Technical Features
Major Application Areas for Various Fuel Cell Technologies
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Technology
Advantages
Pollution Index
Pitfalls
High Manufacturing Costs
High Operating Temperature
A Working Model of a SOFC
1. Reduction of Oxygen into Negatively Charged Oxygen Ions (O2-) at Cathode
2. Conduction Negatively Charged Oxygen Ions Through Electrolyte
3. Oxidation of Hydrogen at Anode
Architectural Dynamics
Components of SOFCs
Cathode
Electrolyte
Anode
Interconnect
SOFC Component Materials & Properties
Yttria Stabilized Zirconia
Nickel
Strontium Doped Lanthanum Magnetite
Lanthanum Chromite
SOFCs: An Evolution Scan
Types of SOFCs
Classification by Design
Planar SOFCs
Electrolyte-Supported Planar SOFCs
Electrode-Supported or Anode-Supported Planar SOFCs
Drawbacks
Tubular SOFCs
What’s More Popular
Planar or Tubular?
Classification by Operating Temperatures
High Temperature SOFCs
Advantages
Disadvantages
Intermediate Temperature SOFC
The Math of Reducing Operating Temperature
Other Implications
Research Focus
Advantages of Reducing Operating Temperatures
Disadvantages of Reducing Operating Temperatures
Applications of SOFCs
Stationary Power Applications
Standalone Power Generator
Transportation
The PEMFC Edge
Mobile Electronic Equipments/Portable Energy Applications
Space & Military
What Makes SOFCs Such a Cherished Technology?
What’s in the Material?
Lanthanum Chromite: A Possible Material for Interconnects
Solid Oxide Regenerative Fuel Cells (SORFC)
Other Competing Technologies
Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC)
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC)
Solid Polymer or Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEM)
Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC)
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC)

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Bloom Deploys Bloom Energy Servers for Department of Defense
Bloom Energy Surcharge Declines for Month of June
Ceres Finalizes Agreement for Collaboration with Cummins Power Generation Inc
WATT Fuel Cell Corp. Completes Acquisition of Pittsburgh Electric Engines, Inc.
FuelCell Energy Publicizes SOFC Updates
WATT Fuel Cell and Parker Hannifin Finalize Strategic Licensing and Supply Agreement in Order to Commercializing SOFC Systems
NIMTE Unveils SOFC Single Stack Module
FuelCell Energy Demonstrates Biogas Fuelled SOFC Power Plant
Bloom Energy Introduces Fuel Cell Leasing Facility
Redox to Introduce Compact Cost
Effective Fuel Cell Units
FCO Power Announces Successful Development of Cost-Effective, High- Power Density, SOFC Stack
FuelCell Energy Wins DOE Contract
ALMUS AG Introduces Kit for SOFC Demonstration
Parker Deploys First Propane-Powered SOFC Unit
CFCL Introduces Easy Financing Scheme for BlueGen fuel cell system
Bloom Energy Starts Fuel Cell Manufacturing Operations in Delaware
Through Joint Venture Bloom Energy to Foray into Japanese Market
Bloom Energy Deploys Japan’s First Bloom Energy Server
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Developer Staxera and Sunfire Complete Merger
Convion Oy Continues Wartsila’s Fuel Cell Development Activities
JX Nippon Oil Partners with Lixil to Market Fuel Cells as well as Other Energy Conservation Products for Residential Use
Rochester Institute of Technology Acquires Optomec Aerosol Jet System.
FuelCell Energy Completes Acquisition of Versa Power Systems
MHI to Develop SOFC Based Triple Combined Cycle Power Generation System
SK GROUP Signs Memorandum Of Understanding with TOPSOE FUEL CELL
DDI Energy Inc Introduces ARC series of SOFC
Kyocera Completes Co-development of SOFC Based Co-Generation System
GreenCell, Inc. Unveils New Fuel Cell Stack Design Incorporating UltraTemp-C
Werdohl, Germany, ThyssenKrupp VDM and Julich Research Center, Germany Collaborate to Develop Innovative Alloy For SOFC Applications

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

Acumentrics SOFC (USA)
Adelan Ltd. (UK)
Bloom Energy Corporation (USA)
Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd. (Australia)
Ceres Power Limited (UK)
Convion Ltd. (Finland)
Delphi Automotive PLC (USA)
Elcogen AS (Estonia)
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (USA)
Versa Power Systems, Inc. (USA)
Hexis AG (Germany)
NexTech Materials Ltd (USA)
Protonex Technology Corporation (USA)
Rolls-Royce plc (UK)
Sunfire GmbH (Germany)
Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S (Denmark)
Toto Ltd. (Japan)
Ultra Electronics AMI (USA)
Ztek Corporation (USA)

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12: World 9-Year Perspective for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2012, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Application
Remote Power & Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14: World 9-Year Perspective for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Application
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Remote Power & Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and Others Markets for Years 2012, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Market Drivers In a Capsule
Market Inhibitors In a Capsule
Major Trends
Stationary Power Application: The Largest End-Use Market
SOFC: Popular With Traditional Power Giants
SOFC Benefits from the Power Hungry Population
Clampdown on Pollution Encourages Technological Shift
Government Backing Speeds Up Commercialization Process
Strong Economy Leads to Faster Penetration/Adaptation
The Shadow of Competition Grows Longer
An Unstructured Retail Space
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance
SECA: A Unique Initiative
Core Technology Program Members of SECA SOFC Program
US DOE Cuts Spending on Fuel Cell Research
Recent Industry Activity
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 15: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. CANADA

A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance
Recent Industry Activity
B.Market Analytics
Table 16: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. EUROPE

A.Market Analysis
Outlook
A Primer
Major Programs Taken Up for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage Over the Years at a Glance
Major Trends
Stationary SOFC Systems on the Upward Trajectory
High Costs: A Major Issue
Mixed Results for Micro-CHPs in Europe
B.Market Analytics
Table 17: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Geographic Region
France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18: European 9-Year Perspective for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2012, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
3a. FRANCE
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
B.Market Analytics
Table 19: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
3b. GERMANY
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance
Snapshot of Germany’s Callux Micro-CHP Field Trial
Recent Industry Activity
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 20: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
3c. ITALY
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
B.Market Analytics
Table 21: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
3d. THE UNITED KINGDOM
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance
Recent Industry Activity
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 22: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
3e. REST OF EUROPE
A.Market Analysis
Outlook
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance
Recent Industry Acivity
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 23: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. ASIA-PACIFIC

A.Market Analysis
Asia Pacific Fuel Cell Market Set for Stellar Growth
Japanese Market
A Primer
SOFC Market Drivers in Japan
History of Fuel Cell Innovation in Japan
Bird’s Eye View of Government’s Fuel Cell Projects
NEDO’s SOFC Initiatives
SOFC Types Under Development in NEDO Program
Table 24: SOFC Unit Installations Completed Under NEDO Program
ENE-FARM Project
Table 25: Japanese Government Subsidies for ENE-FARM Residential CHP Unit Installations (2009-2012) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance
Market Trends
Sales of Micro-CHPs Surge in Japan Following Tsunami
DRSOFC’s Residential SOFC Units Slow to Take off
Kyushu
Japan’s Fuel Cell Center
Japan Lures Foreign Investments
South Korea
South Korean Government Nurtures Fuel Cell Economy
Green Home Project
Fuel Cell Technology Development Roadmap
Other Government Programs
Chinese Market
A Review
Chinese Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Economy Yet to Bloom
Chinese Telecom Backup Market
A Hotspot for Fuel Cells
Government Programs Over the Years
India
Moving Towards Fuel Cell Technology
Australia
Recent Industry Activity
Key Players
B.Market Analytics
Table 26: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

5. REST OF WORLD

A.Market Analysis
A Primer
Outlook
Africa
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance
Rising Adoption of Fuel Cell Technology in the Middle East
B.Market Analytics
Table 27: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2012 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 46 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 46)
The United States (19)
Canada (3)
Japan (5)
Europe (17)
Germany (2)
The United Kingdom (4)
Italy (1)
Rest of Europe (10)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (2)
 
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