This research service focuses on the investment and funding patterns in fuel cell companies globally. The study identifies historical trends in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs), and phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFCs) and the probable criteria that investors use when analyzing if they should go ahead with an investment decision. The study also provides the future outlook of what companies can expect in terms of future patterns in funding. Key findings include patterns in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), federal funding, and venture capital funding, and important aspects that companies should focus on in order to capture the investor's attention.
Frost & Sullivan identified the following key trends and developments in the fuel cell industry.
The fuel cell market has huge growth opportunity with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) hovering around %. Major application areas include residential, automotive, telecom, and utilities.
Merger and acquisition (M&A) prospects are likely even as technology is becoming a key differentiator.
PEMFCs are the growing fastest segment. Research and development (R&D) leaders such as Germany, United States, and Japan are focusing on investment themes like improved efficiency through better catalysts and membranes.
Companies need to focus on enhanced operations to reduce payback periods.
New generation devices will integrate smart applications with fuel cells to increase energy efficiency.
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