Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Market Outlook to 2022 - Market Analysis by Geography, Competitive Landscape and Key Company Information

  • ID: 4386403
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 127 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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The direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) is a relatively recent addition to the suite of fuel cell technologies; it was invented and developed in the 1990s by researchers at several institutions in the United States, including NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It is similar to the PEM cell in that it uses a polymer membrane as an electrolyte. However, the platinum-ruthenium catalyst on the DMFC anode is able to draw the hydrogen from liquid methanol, eliminating the need for a fuel reformer.

Fuel cells are an important enabling technology for the world's energy portfolio and have the potential to revolutionize the way nations power their countries, offering cleaner, more-efficient alternatives to the combustion of gasoline and other fossil fuels. Fuel cells have the potential to replace the internal-combustion engine in vehicles and provide power in stationary and portable power applications because they are energy-efficient, clean, and fuel-flexible.

Today, fuel cells are being developed to power passenger vehicles, commercial buildings, homes, and even small devices such as laptop computers. Fuel cell systems can be extremely efficient over a large range of sizes (from 1 kW to hundreds of megawatts). Some systems can achieve overall efficiencies of 80% or more when heat production is combined with power generation. Fuel cell systems integrated with hydrogen production and storage can provide fuel for vehicles, energy for heating and cooling, and electricity to power our communities. These clean systems offer a unique opportunity for energy independence, highly reliable energy services, and economic benefits.

Fuel cells are classified primarily by the kind of electrolyte they employ. This classification determines the kind of chemical reactions that take place in the cell, the kind of catalysts required, the temperature range in which the cell operates, the fuel required, and other factors. These characteristics, in turn, affect the applications for which these cells are most suitable. There are several types of fuel cells currently under development, each with its own advantages, limitations, and potential applications.

1) Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells

2) Direct Methanol Fuel Cells

3) Alkaline Fuel Cells

4) Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells

5) Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells

6) Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

7) Regenerative Fuel Cells
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1. Introduction
1.1 Report Guidance
1.2 Markets Covered
1.3 Key Points Noted
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Overview
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Fuel Cells Current Technology
3.3 R&D Actvities
4. Drivers, Constraints & Opportunities
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Energy Efficiency
4.1.2 Reliability Compared to Internal Co,bustion Engines
4.1.3 Improved Heat Recovery Systems
4.2 Constraints
4.2.1 Implementation and Maintanance Costs
4.2.2 Durability and Reliability
4.2.3 System Size
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 New Technology Innovations
4.3.2 Global Increase in Adoption
5. Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Market Analysis, by Geography
5.1 North America
5.1.1 Introduction
5.1.2 Major Countries
5.1.2.1 United States
5.1.2.1.1 Overview
5.1.2.1.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.1.2.1.3 Market Opportunities
5.1.2.2 Canada
5.1.2.2.1 Overview
5.1.2.2.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.1.2.2.3 Market Opportunities
5.1.2.3 Mexico
5.1.2.3.1 Overview
5.1.2.3.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.1.2.3.3 Market Opportunities
5.2 Asia-Pacific
5.2.1 Introduction
5.2.2 Major Countries
5.2.2.1 China
5.2.2.1.1 Overview
5.2.2.1.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.2.2.1.3 Market Opportunities
5.2.2.2 Japan
5.2.2.2.1 Overview
5.2.2.2.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.2.2.2.3 Market Opportunities
5.2.2.3 Australia
5.2.2.3.1 Overview
5.2.2.3.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.2.2.3.3 Market Opportunities
5.2.2.4 India
5.2.2.4.1 Overview
5.2.2.4.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.2.2.4.3 Market Opportunities
5.2.2.5 Others
5.3 Europe
5.3.1 Introduction
5.3.2 Major Countries
5.3.2.1 Germany
5.3.2.1.1 Overview
5.3.2.1.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.3.2.1.3 Market Opportunities
5.3.2.2 United Kingdom
5.3.2.2.1 Overview
5.3.2.2.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.3.2.2.3 Market Opportunities
5.3.2.3 France
5.3.2.3.1 Overview
5.3.2.3.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.3.2.3.3 Market Opportunities
5.3.2.4 Others
5.4 South & Central America
5.4.1 Introduction
5.4.2 Major Countries
5.4.2.1 Brazil
5.4.2.1.1 Overview
5.4.2.1.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.4.2.1.3 Market Opportunities
5.4.2.2 Argentina
5.4.2.2.1 Overview
5.4.2.2.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.4.2.2.3 Market Opportunities
5.4.2.3 Venezuela
5.4.2.3.1 Overview
5.4.2.3.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.4.2.3.3 Market Opportunities
5.4.2.4 Chile
5.4.2.4.1 Overview
5.4.2.4.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.4.2.4.3 Market Opportunities
5.4.2.5 Others
5.5 Middle East & Africa
5.5.1 Introduction
5.5.2 Major Countries
5.5.2.1 UAE
5.5.2.1.1 Overview
5.5.2.1.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.5.2.1.3 Market Opportunities
5.5.2.2 South Africa
5.5.2.2.1 Overview
5.5.2.2.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.5.2.2.3 Market Opportunities
5.5.2.3 Iran
5.5.2.3.1 Overview
5.5.2.3.2 Market Demand to 2022
5.5.2.3.3 Market Opportunities
5.5.2.4 Others
6. Competition
6.1 Overview
6.2 Market Share of Key Companies, by Geography
6.3 Market Share of Key Companies, by Equipment
7. Company Profiles
7.1 Dupont Fuel Cell
7.2 Hitachi Ltd
7.3 Cmr Fuel Cells Plc
7.4 Panasonic Corp
7.5 Samsung Sdi Co Ltd
7.6 Polyfuel Inc
7.7 Sharp Corp
7.8 Toshiba Corp
7.9 Ultracell Corp
7.10 Fujikura Ltd
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Deal Summary
8.1.1 Acquisition
8.1.2 Private Equity
8.1.3 Equity Offerings
8.1.4 Debt Offerings
8.1.5 Partnerships
8.1.6 Asset Transactions
8.2 Recent Developments
8.2.1 New Technology Inventions
8.2.2 New Contract Announcements
9. Appendix
9.1 Sources
9.2 Abbreviations
9.3 Market Definition
9.3.1 Methodology
9.3.2 Coverage
9.3.3 Secondary Research
9.3.4 Primary Research
9.3.5 Expert Panel Validation
9.4 Contact Us
9.5 Disclaimer
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