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ReportsnReports.com adds Global and China Fuel Cell Industry Chain Report, 2014-2016 market research to its store. This report says that in 2013, fuel cell shipment worldwide reached 215.3MWh, in which the biggest percentage (about 187MW) was contributed by large stationary fuel cell power station. The application of large fuel cell power station was mainly concentrated in America, S. Korea and Japan, widely for power generation, combined heat and power generation (also called cogeneration), IT data center, etc. Complete report is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/313506-global-and-china-fuel-cell-industry-chain-report-2014-2016.html .
As of 2014, the application of fuel cell in automotive industry, despite of small scale, was the most important among other fields. After two decades or more of development, the current fuel cell technology is relatively mature, and the fuel cell supply chain is gradually improving. Amid the three issues (durability, low-temperature working and cost minimization) that hinder the practicalities of fuel cell in the early stage, the former two have been addressed. In the past 3-4 years, Pt consumed by per 100kw fuel cell catalyst reduced to 30g, system cost dropped by more than 50% to USD500-1000/KW, durability was able to reach as long as over 10 years, and fuel cell start-up test at minus 30oC was completed.
The period of 2015-2025 will witness fuel cell vehicle developing from mature technology to mature technical process, and after 2025, there will be a stage of popularization, as it is projected. Order a copy of this report at http://www.reportsnreports.com/purchase.aspx?name=313506 .
Toyota and Hyundai each plan to launch 1,000 fuel cell vehicles in 2015 priced at USD50,000-100,000, close to the price of pure electric vehicle Tesla Model S, with 90% cost cuts as opposed to the figure a few year ago. 2015 is expected to be the first commercialization year for fuel cell vehicles.
After nearly a decade of development, a supporting R&D system has been initially formed in China covering fuel cell engine, power battery, DC/DC converter, drive motor, hydrogen-donating system and other key components and parts, and hundreds of power systems and complete vehicles can be annually produced in China. However, compared with the developed countries:
1. Domestic fuel cell engine output power (55kW) is way behind the counterpart (80~100kW) overseas;
2. Domestic sedan fuel cell engine service life (2,000 hours) is quite lower than that (5,000 hours) abroad;
3. With respect to cold start, China has basically achieved low-temperature (-10oC) start-up and is now developing -20oC start-up technology, which is still far behind the current -30oC start-up indicator in foreign countries;
4. Domestic system is high in cost in China, which is attributed to the fact that the critical materials including proton exchange membrane, carbon paper, platinum metal catalyst, high purity graphite powder, etc. mostly rely on import;
5. No mature products of system units are developed in China, and almost no Chinese companies are engaged in areas of system units such as air compressor, humidifier, hydrogen circulating device, etc.;
6. System integration capability in China is still weak and electric pile performance and service life are inadequately optimized, while fuel cell stack of Toyota has reached a power density of 3kW/L and the humidification module has been removed via system integration.
Only a small number of Chinese companies set foot in fuel cell system industrialization, achieving small revenue, represented by Sunrise Power Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Shen-li High Tech Co., Ltd. In terms of fuel cell vehicle commercialization, only SAIC MOTOR continuously invests in fuel cell vehicle R&D. As of 2014, a team of over 100 professionals in SAIC MOTOR have been exclusively involved in R&D of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and small-batch production is expected to be attained in 2015 as planned. Unfortunately, from the perspective of overall performance parameter, SAIC MOTOR fuel cell vehicle still remains at a level of the last generation (3-5 years before) overseas.
The Global and China Fuel Cell Industry Chain Report, 2014-2016 highlights: Classification, application area and development trend of fuel cell; Market overview, patent, shipment, market size, etc. of fuel cell industry worldwide; Fuel cell development in Japan, S. Korea, Europe, America, China and other countries/regions, and the gap between China and the world (in terms of fuel cell development); Global fuel cell vehicle industry chain embracing fuel cell system, electric pile, unit, hydrogen fuel, etc. covering such elements as major suppliers, technology development, cost, etc. Operation, technology, development planning and output & sales dynamics of 7 fuel cell system manufacturers worldwide; Operation, technology, development planning and output & sales dynamics of 4 fuel cell system manufacturers and 7 associated industrial players in China.
Other fuel cell market reports available with ReportsnReports.com include:
Fuel Cell Technology Market by Type (PEMFC, MCFC, SOFC, DMFC, PAFC, OTHERS), by Application (Stationary, Portable, Transportation) and Geography - Global Trends and Forecasts Till 2019 is a 182 pages research report that defines and segments the global fuel cell market along with analyzing and forecasting the global market size in terms of value ($million). The market is segmented and estimated on the basis of major regions such as North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of World. Key companies like AFC Energy, Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., Ballard Power Systems Inc., Bloom Energy, Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited, Ceres Power Holdings PLC, Doosan Corporation, Fuelcell Energy, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, Hydrogenics Corporation, Kyocera, Panasonic Corporation, Plug Power Inc. and Toshiba Corporation are profiled in this research available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/254291-fuel-cell-technology-market-by-applications-portable-stationary-transport-types-pemfc-dmfc-pafc-sofc-mcfc-fuel-hydrogen-natural-gas-methanol-anaerobic-digester-gas-geography-global-trends-and-forecast-to-2018.html .
Battery & Fuel Cell Materials to 2017 is a US focused market research report of 240 pages that says US demand for battery and fuel cell materials is expected to rise more than four percent annually through 2017 to $6.0 billion. Robust global demand for fuel cells as alternatives in electricity generation and industrial and motive power applications will support the rapid expansion of the US fuel cell industry, and drive double digit growth in fuel cell material demand through 2017. All material types will benefit, though industry efforts to find alternative electrode catalyst materials will limit faster advances in fuel cell metal demand. Even faster growth in fuel cell material demand over the long term will reflect the penetration of fuel cells in motor vehicle and portable device applications. This research Profiles 35 US industry players such as Ballard Power Systems, Celanese, OM Group and Umicore. Complete report is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/274677-battery-fuel-cell-materials-to-2017.html .
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