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Global Nanotechnology Market for Energy Storage - Analysis and Forecasts to 2015

  • Published: December 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 78 Pages
  • Global Markets Direct

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“Global Nanotechnology Markets for Energy Storage - Analysis and Forecasts to 2015”, provides key data, information and analysis on the market opportunities in the nanotechnology enabled energy storage market. The report provides key market trends and competitive landscape analysis for the market. The research discusses market dynamics in detail by providing analytical content on the key challenges for the commercialization of nanotechnology. The report’s coverage of the nanotechnology enabled energy storage market is comprehensive with dedicated sections on the state of research, patent analysis, and key supplier profiles.

Scope

- Qualitative analysis of market drivers, restraints, future outlook, and challenges for the global nano-based energy storage market.

- Comprehensive coverage of R&D initiatives in nanotechnology for energy storage products.

- Competitive landscape section that provides company share information for 2008. Key players covered include Altair Nanotechnologies Inc, Valence Technology Inc., mPhase Technologies Inc., Nanoexa, Inc., and Maxwell Technologies Inc.

- Market sizing (revenue) forecasts for the lithium READ MORE >

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents
1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures

2 Introduction
2.1 Global Markets Direct Report Guidance

3 Nanotechnology Primer
3.1 Nanotechnology Based Storage Products, Overview
3.1.1 Batteries
3.1.2 Ultracapacitors

4 Nanotechnology Based Storage Products, Market Potential
4.1 Nanotechnology Enabled Batteries Market Potential
4.2 Nanotechnology Enabled Ultracapacitors Market Potential

5 Key Challenges for Commercialization of Nanotechnology
5.1 Venture Capital and Industrial Funds Lagging Behind Public Funding
5.2 Intellectual Property Challenges
5.2.1 Most Research Work is not in the Realm of Patentability
5.2.2 Research Work with Not Very Significant Commercial Value
5.2.3 Multidisciplinary Field of Nanotechnology Creates Significant Difficulties in Patent Examination
5.2.4 The Patent System Extends the Time Taken for Mass Commercialization

6 Global Nanotechnology Market for Energy Storage - the State of Research and Development
6.1 Research Scenario in Universities
6.2 Global Nanotechnology Market Energy Storage, R&D Investments Scenario
6.2.1 Public Funding of Nanotechnology
6.2.2 North America
6.2.3 Europe
6.2.4 Asia-Pacific
6.3 Corporate Funding of Nanotechnology
6.4 Venture Capital Funding of Nanotechnology

7 Global Nanotechnology Market, Regulatory Framework
7.1 Nanotechnology Regulation
7.2 Patent Analysis
7.3 Nanotechnology Standards
7.3.1 Global Standardization Bodies for Nanotechnology
7.3.2 Regional and National Standardizing Bodies

8 Global Nanotechnology Market for Energy Storage, Key Players
8.1 Global Nanotechnology Market Key Players: Altair Nanotechnologies Inc
8.1.1 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., Company Overview
8.1.2 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., Business Overview
8.1.3 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., Major Products and Services
8.1.4 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., SWOT Analysis
8.1.5 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., Strengths
8.1.6 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. Weaknesses
8.1.7 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. Opportunities
8.1.8 Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. Threats
8.2 Global Nanotechnology Market Key Players: Valence Technology, Inc
8.2.1 Valence Technology, Inc., Company Overview
8.2.2 Valence Technology, Inc., Business Overview
8.2.3 Valence Technology, Inc., Major Products and Services
8.2.4 Valence Technology, Inc., SWOT Analysis
8.2.5 Valence Technology, Inc. Strengths
8.2.6 Valence Technology, Inc. Weaknesses
8.2.7 Valence Technology, Inc. Opportunities
8.2.8 Valence Technology, Inc. Threats
8.3 Global Nanotechnology Market Key Players: mPhase Technologies Inc
8.3.1 mPhase Technologies Inc., Company Overview
8.3.2 mPhase Technologies Inc., Business Overview
8.3.3 mPhase Technologies Inc .,Major Products and Services
8.3.4 mPhase Technologies Inc .,SWOT Analysis
8.3.5 mPhase Technologies, Inc. Strengths
8.3.6 mPhase Technologies, Inc. Weaknesses
8.3.7 mPhase Technologies, Inc. Opportunities
8.3.8 mPhase Technologies, Inc. Threats
8.4 Global Nanotechnology Market Key Players: Nanoexa, Inc
8.4.1 Nanoexa, Inc., Company Overview
8.4.2 Nanoexa, Inc., Business Overview
8.4.3 Nanoexa, Inc., Major Products and Services
8.4.4 Nanoexa, Inc., SWOT Analysis
8.4.5 Nanoexa, Inc. Strengths
8.4.6 Nanoexa, Inc. Weaknesses
8.4.7 Nanoexa, Inc. Opportunities
8.4.8 Nanoexa, Inc. Threats
8.5 Global Nanotechnology Market Key Players: Maxwell Technologies Inc
8.5.1 Maxwell Technologies Inc., Company Overview
8.5.2 Maxwell Technologies Inc., Business Overview
8.5.3 Maxwell Technologies Inc., Major Products and Services
8.5.4 Maxwell Technologies Inc., SWOT Analysis
8.5.5 Maxwell Technologies Inc. Strengths
8.5.6 Maxwell Technologies Inc. Weaknesses
8.5.7 Maxwell Technologies Inc. Opportunities
8.5.8 Maxwell Technologies Inc. Threats

9 Appendix
9.1 Market Definitions
9.2 Abbreviations
9.3 Methodology
9.3.1 Coverage
9.3.2 Secondary Research
9.3.3 Primary Research
9.3.4 Expert Panel Validation
9.4 Related Reports
9.5 Contact Us
9.6 About Global Markets Direct
9.7 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Ultracapacitors Applications on the Basis of Size and Voltage, 2009
Table 2: Li-ion Battery Market, Global, Revenue ($bn), 2009–2015
Table 3: Ultracapacitors Market, Global, Revenues ($m), 2009–2015
Table 4: Ultracapacitors Market, Global, Market Share Breakdown, 2008
Table 5: Nanomaterial in Nano-Based Batteries, 2009
Table 6: Nanomaterial in Nano-Based Ultracapacitor, 2009
Table 7: Time Frame for Industrial Application, 2009
Table 8: Global Public Funding in R&D of Nanotechnology, ($bn), 2004–2008
Table 9: National Nanotechnology Initiative Budget, ($m), 2001–2010
Table 10: NNI Investment by Program Component Area for Department of Energy, ($m), 2008–2010
Table 11: Building Blocks of Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), 2009
Table 12: Framework Program for Research and Technological Development Budget Structure, ($m), 2007–2013
Table 13: The Cooperation Program Breakdown, ($m), 2007–2013
Table 14: Public Funding in Germany, ($m), 2006–2009
Table 15: BMBF Nanotechnology Funding, ($m), 2007–2009
Table 16: Technological Facilities Developed by CNRS and CEA
Table 17: Priority Themes in Nanotechnology in Third Basic S&T Plan, 2006—2010
Table 18: Global Venture Capital Investment in Nanotechnology, ($bn), 2002–2006
Table 19: Europe, Venture Capital Investment in Nanotechnology, ($m), 2008
Table 20: Europe, Investment in Nanotechnology, ($m), Q1 2009
Table 21: Overview of the Main Activities on Nanotechnology Regulations, 2009
Table 22: Nanotechnology Patent Applications Filed to Date , Region-Wise Break-Up, (%), December 2008
Table 23: Nanotechnology Patent Applications Filed to Date in the Energy Sector, Region-Wise Break-Down (%), December 2008
Table 24: Working Groups of International Standards Organization, 2009
Table 25: Standard Documents Under Development at the International Standards Organization, 2009
Table 26: Working Groups of International Electrotechnical Commission, 2009
Table 27: Working Groups of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Table 28: Steering Groups in OECD-Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials
Table 29: Regional and National Standardizing Bodies
Table 30: Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., Key Facts
Table 31: Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., Major Products and Services, 2009
Table 32: Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., SWOT Analysis
Table 33: Valence Technology, Inc., Key Facts
Table 34: Valence Technology, Inc., Major Products and Services, 2009
Table 35: Valence Technology, Inc., SWOT Analysis
Table 36: mPhase Technologies, Inc., Key Facts, 2009
Table 37: mPhase Technologies, Inc., Major Products and Services, 2009
Table 38: mPhase Technologies, Inc., SWOT Analysis, 2009
Table 39: Nanoexa, Inc., Key Facts, 2009
Table 40: Nanoexa, Inc., Major Products and Services, 2009
Table 41: Nanoexa, Inc., SWOT Analysis, 2009
Table 42: Maxwell Technologies Inc., Key Facts
Table 43: Maxwell Technologies Inc., Major Products and Services
Table 44: Maxwell Technologies Inc., SWOT Analysis
Table 45: Abbreviations
Table 46: Related Reports from Global Markets Direct, 2009

List of Figures

Figure 1: Physical Construction of Lithium Ion Battery, 2009
Figure 2: Ultracapacitors, Schematic, 2009
Figure 3: Commercialization of Nano-Based Batteries and Ultracapacitors, 2009
Figure 4: Lithium Ion Battery Market, Global, Revenue ($bn), 2009–2015
Figure 5: Ultracapacitors Market, Global, Revenue ($m), 2009–2015
Figure 6: Ultracapacitors Market, Global, Market Share Breakdown (%), 2008
Figure 7: Global Nanotechnology Funding by Source, 2008
Figure 8: Funding Flow for Nanotechnology Commercialization, 2009
Figure 9: Estimated Time Frame for Development of Nanomaterials in Nano-Enabled Batteries, 2008–2020
Figure 10: Bridging the Gap Between Universities and Industry, 2009
Figure 11: Global Public Funding in R&D of Nanotechnology, ($bn), 2004–2008
Figure 12: Framework Program for Research and Technological Development Budget Structure, ($m), 2007–2013
Figure 13: The Cooperation Program Breakdown, ($m), 2007–2013
Figure 14: RUSNANO Financing Structure and Volume, ($bn), 2010–2015
Figure 15: Global Venture Capital Investment in Nanotechnology,($bn), 2002–2008
Figure 16: Nanotechnology Patent Applications Filed to Date , Region-Wise Break-Up, (%), December 2008
Figure 17: Nanotechnology Patent Applications Filed to Date in the Energy Sector, Region-Wise Break-Down (%), December 2008
Figure 18: Country Shares (%) of Patent Applications Filed for Nanotechnology in Various Sectors to Date, December 2008
Figure 19: Global Markets Direct Methodology

“Global Nanotechnology Markets for Energy Storage - Analysis and Forecasts to 2015” that provide key data, information and analysis on the market opportunities in the nanotechnology enabled energy storage market. The report provides a detailed assessment of the global R&D investment scenario in key countries. At the outset, the report analyses patent activities in various sectors including energy. The report’s coverage of the nanotechnology enabled energy storage market is comprehensive with dedicated sections on technology analysis, patent analysis, and key supplier profiles.

The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in house analysis by a team of industry experts.

Markets for Nano-Based Energy Storage Products are Expected to Take Off from 2012

Markets for nano-based energy storage products are expected to take off from 2012. Robust sales growth opportunities are expected for nanotechnology based rechargeable batteries (Lithium-ion) and ultracapacitors as these energy storage products are expected to be the early adopters of nanomaterials in their production.
The global nanotechnology enhanced energy storage products market is in the pre-market stage and will gain critical mass when the usage of nano-based materials in the production of energy storage products is expected to become mainstream post-2012. The R&D pipeline for nano storage products is replete with promising nano-prototypes and mockups, some of which are tested in pilot markets. Commercialized nano storage products are expected to be launched in large numbers post-2012.

Venture Capital Funds are Shying Away from Nanotechnology Companies
Analysis of historical investment data for nanotechnology initiatives points to the increasing reluctance of Venture Capitalists (VCs) towards investing in nanotechnology companies. A sizeable population of VCs thinks that there are chokepoints in the deployment path of technology from research labs to market places. VCs hesitate to invest in nanotechnology companies as they find that there are limited options for exit markets. The most common exit market is floating Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and the VC funds are often skeptical about the nanotechnology company’s ability to achieve sufficient size to justify an IPO. Another common mode for exiting investment is the acquisition of the nanotechnology company by a large firm. Both of these exit options are hard to achieve for nanotechnology companies which acts as a dampener for VC fund flows into nanotechnology start-ups. This tightening of exit markets, whether IPO or acquisition has been exacerbated by the gloomy economic scenario and has adversely affected fund raising through venture capital firms.

Rise in Government Spending Continues to Drive R&D and Innovations in Nanotechnology

The rise in governmental earmarks and investments has been driving the innovations in nanotechnology globally. Governments are acting as central elements bridging the gap between science and industry, providing support to innovative small and medium-sized enterprises. Other elements of the strategy are special financial support initiatives to set up the infrastructure, equipment and top level technological tools in order to develop the research and innovation at cutting-edge level. Increase in global public funding for R&D initiatives across the globe augurs well for quicker commercialization of nano-based energy storage products.

The overall US nanotechnology budget proposed for 2010 under the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is $1.6 billion. The cumulative NNI investment between 2001 and 2010 is estimated at almost $11.7 billion. In Europe, government funding for R&D is injected through two mechanisms, namely:
1. The EU centralized funding for the framework programs, and
2. National funding bodies.

Under the current framework programs, FP7, overall funding for nanotechnology related projects is expected to reach $5.2 billion, during 2007 to 2013. Southeast Asia and Russia are the key growth regions in terms of R&D investments for nanotechnology. For instance, Russia alone will be investing substantial amount of funds over the period 2010-2012.

Constant Evolution of Nanotechnologies Make Patents Regulation and Streamlining the Commercialization Process Tougher

Nanotechnology is a highly evolving, multidisciplinary technology spanning different industries and therefore regulating nanotechnology is becoming increasingly difficult. Nanotechnology companies are endeavoring to offer multiple applications for several industries all at once. The acquisition and protection of intellectual property is a huge challenge in the nanotechnology field as the patent offices are yet to fully understand the technology. There are difficulties in assessing whether it is worthwhile to patent the result of research work.

Muted Fund Flows from Venture Capitalists and Low Patent Productivity Stand in the Way of Commercialization of Nanotechnology in Energy Storage Products

The authors have identified two major challenges to the commercialization of nanotechnology — the low level of venture capital and low patent productivity. Sizeable investments are needed for the development of nanotechnology based products and processes and the creation of new markets. The VC funding only accounted for 7% of the total global investment into nanotechnology in 2008. The low level of VC funding is primarily due to longer payback periods on investments, the relatively longer time to market of nanotechnology based products, and a shortage of suitable investment targets. While other funding sources such as public funding can provide a financial cushion to the start-ups, nothing can be compared to VC investments for new ventures. The low level of patent activities in nanotechnology is largely because the focus of academic research is not aligned to meet the industry needs.

Governments and Corporations are Expected to Join Forces to Expedite the Commercialization of Nanotechnology

The long gestation period of nanotechnology from research lab prototypes to commercialized products can be reduced through government efforts to bring together academia and industry. Successful commercialization of nanotechnology requires the leveraging of public funds with private funding. Close collaboration between the funding bodies and nanotechnology companies is required to address these barriers. It is extremely difficult to raise funds from private investors for the early stages of academic research of products or technology. Hence, federal or state funding should be optimally channeled to plug the gaps between research and the early stages of commercialization.

Aligning Academic Research to Suit Commercial and Industrial Energy Storage Needs is Paramount

Low patent productivity can be dealt with by aligning research focus to meet industrial needs. Identifying the commercial potential of research will help address questions such as how patent-worthy a research work is. Governments should bring together academia and industry to reduce the time it takes to bring a product from the research lab to the market. Investors should bring with them industry knowledge and their network, along with financial investments, to help companies develop and market products in an efficient fashion.

Inventing Nanomaterials for Energy Storage Products is the Primary Focus of R&D

Companies are developing new high energy electrode materials and more stable electrolytes to enhance the functionalities of batteries. The main R&D focus is on integrating nanoparticles in the materials for storage devices and ensuring tight packing of nanoparticles in electrodes, in order to maximize energy density, power output, charge/discharge time, and number of charge/discharge cycles. The performance improvements in energy storage devices due to nanotechnologies are likely to upstage the higher costs associated with the nano-enabled energy storage products. Hence, companies are less focused on decreasing the manufacturing costs associated with nano-based storage products.

US and Japan Lead the Way in Nanotechnology Research

The US, Japan, Germany and Russia are the leading countries in nanotechnology research and development activities. The US stands out with its integrated research system that fosters close collaboration between universities, research institutes, and companies. Japan has launched several nanotechnology initiatives pooling both government and corporate funding. With its robust R&D infrastructure and funding Germany is strong in nanotechnology R&D. In addition to its research universities, Germany has four state-of-the-art science and research organizations. Other emerging countries in nanotechnology research include South Korea and China, both of which are developing centers of competence to achieve breakthroughs in nanotechnology.

- Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.
- Valence Technology, Inc.
- mPhase Technologies Inc.
- Nanoexa, Inc.
- Maxwell Technologies Inc.

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