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Nanotechnology in Energy Applications

Nanotechnology in Energy Applications

Report Scope:

The report focuses on the global market for nanoscale materials (e.g., nanopowders, nanocomposites, nanoscale thin films and others) and devices (e.g., nanosensors) used in renewable and non-renewable energy production (e.g., petroleum refining, solar energy) and energy storage (e.g. batteries and fuel cells). In the other types of applications (e.g. energy transmission, energy conversion, energy end uses), nanotechnology consumption is negligible.

The report concentrates on nanotechnology applications that are currently in commercial use or are likely to be commercialized by 2023. Other applications that, while promising, are not likely to make it out of the laboratory by 2023, are not covered in depth.

The report does not cover nanoscale materials and devices used to monitor and/or control the environmental impacts of energy production, or use such as nanomaterials used in automotive catalytic converters. These technologies are outside the scope of this study and are covered in detail in several other BCC Research reports such as the report “NAN039C Nanotechnology in Environmental Applications.”

The report format includes the following major elements -
- Executive summary.
- Description of nanomaterials and nanodevices used in energy applications, including properties and fabrication methods.
- Overall market size, segmentation and growth trends.
- Major energy applications of nanoscale materials and devices.
- Description.
- Types of nanomaterials/nanodevices used.
- Principal developers/manufacturers.
- Patents.
- Journal publications.
- Consumption of nanomaterials and nanodevices, 2018-2023.

Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant U.S. dollars, unadjusted for inflation.

Report Includes:

- 65 data tables and 15 additional tables
- An overview of the global market for nanoscale materials (nanopowders, nanocomposites, nanoscale thin films, and others) and devices (nanosensors)
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017 to 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
- Discussion of nanotechnology applications that are currently in commercial use or are likely to be commercialized in the next five years
- An in-depth technology review and a detailed patent analysis
- Profiles of major companies of the industry, including Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., Dow Chemical Co., Honeywell UOP, Johnson Matthey, Plc and Mach 1 Inc.


Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Information Sources
Methodology
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst’s Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
General Description of Nanomaterials and Nanodevices
Nanomaterials
Nanodevices
Special Properties
Major Energy Applications of Nanomaterials and Nanodevices
Energy Production
Energy Storage
Recent Developments
Overall Market Size and Segmentation
Market Size
Nanotechnology Segments
Applications and End Uses
Chapter 4 Nanotechnologies for Energy Applications
Solid Nanoparticles
Fabrication
Types of Solid Nanoparticles with Energy Applications
Hollow Nanoparticles
Fabrication
Hollow Nanoparticles in Energy Applications
Nanoscale Thin Films
Fabrication
Nanoscale Thin Films with Energy Applications
Nanostructured Monolithics
Zeolites
Amorphous Alumina and Silica-Alumina
Aerogels
Nanoporous Membranes
Nanocomposites
Fabrication
Types of Nanocomposite Energy Applications
Nanodevices
Nanosensors
Chapter 5 Synthetic Hydrocarbon Fuels
Synthetic Fuel Production
Direct Liquefaction Processes
Indirect Liquefaction Processes
Nanomaterials Used in Synthetic Fuels Production
Solid Nanoparticles
Patent Analysis
Chapter 6 Petroleum Refining
Refining Processes
Cracking
Catalytic Reforming
Hydrotreating
Heavy Oil Upgrading
Other Refinery Processes
Refinery Catalyst Market
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies Used in Refining
Nanomaterials/Nanotechnology other than Nanostructured Monolithics
Nanostructured Monolithics
Nanotechnology Market by Region
Chapter 7 Solar Photovoltaic
Solar Photovoltaic Technologies
Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
Quantum Dot PVs
Organic PVs
Hybrid Organic-Metal PVs
Hybrid Organic-Organic PVs
Nanomaterials Used in Solar Photovoltaics
Patent Analysis
Solid Nanoparticles
Nanocomposites
Nanotechnology Market by Region
Chapter 8 Fuel Cells
Fuel Cell Technologies
Alkaline Fuel Cells (AFCs)
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells (PAFCs)
Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFCs)
Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFCs)
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells (MCFCs)
Fuel Cell Market Analysis
Nanomaterials Used in Fuel Cells
Bibliometric Analysis
Patent Analysis
Solid Nanoparticles
Nanoscale Thin Films
Nanoscale Monolithics
Nanotechnology Market by Region
Chapter 9 Energy Storage Devices
Types of Energy Storage Devices
Electrochemical Storage Devices—Lithium-ion Batteries
Lithium-ion Batteries—Technology
Lithium-ion Batteries—Market Analysis
Nanomaterials Used in Li-ion Batteries
Electrical Storage Devices—Supercapacitor
Market Analysis
Nanomaterials Used in Supercapacitors
Chapter 10 Company Profiles
A123 SYSTEM LLC
ALBEMARLE CORP.
ALPS ELECTRIC CO. LTD.
ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES INC.
APPLIED NANOTECH INC.
ASPEN AEROGELS INC.
BASF AG
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE AG
BLACK DIAMOND STRUCTURES LLC
BYD CO. LTD.
CNANO TECHNOLOGY LTD.
COOPER ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES.
CYRIUM TECHNOLOGIES
DOW CHEMICAL CO.
E.I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND CO.
ENER1 INC.
EXXONMOBIL CORP.
FORGE NANO
HE3DA LTD.
HEADWATERS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION GROUP INC.
HONEYWELL UOP
HYPERION CATALYSIS INTERNATIONAL INC.
INTELLIGENT ENERGY LTD.
JOHNSON MATTHEY, PLC
LONG POWER SYSTEMS (SUZHOU) CO, LTD.
MACH 1 INC.
MEDIA AND PROCESS TECHNOLOGY INC.
MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH INC.
MPOWER TECHNOLOGY INC.
MULLEN TECHNOLOGY INC.
NANOGRAM CORP.
NANOSOLAR INC.
NANOSYS INC.
NEI CORP.
NEXCERIS LLC
OPTIMUMNANO ENERGY CO. LTD.
OPVIUS GMBH
POLYPLUS
QD SOLAR INC.
RHODIA SA
SIM COMPOSITES INC.
SINLION BATTERY TECH. CO.
SINOPEC GROUP
SOLARONIX
SOLTERRA RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
VALENCE TECHNOLOGY INC.
ZEOLYST INTERNATIONAL
List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market for Nanotechnologies in Energy Applications, by Segment, Through 2023
Table 1 : Major Types of Nanomaterials
Table 2 : Global Energy-related Market for Nanotechnologies, Through 2023
Table 3 : Energy-related Markets for Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, by Nanotechnology Type, Through 2023
Table 4 : Energy-related Market Shares of Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, by Segment, 2017 vs. 2023
Table 5 : Energy-related Markets for Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 6 : Nanoparticle Production Processes
Table 7 : Metal Nanoparticles in Energy Applications
Table 8 : Simple Oxide Nanoparticles in Energy Applications
Table 9 : Complex Oxide Nanoparticles in Energy Applications
Table 10 : Types of Nanostructured Monolithics in Energy Applications
Table 11 : Commercial Zeolites
Table 12 : Nanocomposites in Energy Applications
Table 13 : Energy Applications of Nanosensors
Table 14 : Global Market for Solid Nanoparticles Used in Coal Liquefaction, Through 2023
Table 15 : Global Production of Liquid Fuels, by Coal Liquefaction Process, Through 2023
Table 16 : Global Market for Solid Nanoparticles Used in Coal Liquefaction, Through 2023
Table 17 : Production of Liquid Fuels by Coal Liquefaction Using Indirect Processes, by Region, 2023
Table 18 : Global Market for Nanotechnologies Used in Coal Liquefaction, by Region, Through 2023
Table 19 : Global Market for Nanotechnologies Used in Petroleum Refining, Through 2023
Table 20 : Global Market Shares of Refinery Nanomaterials, 2017 vs. 2023
Table 21 : Nanocatalyst Applications in Petroleum Refining/Petrochemicals
Table 22 : Global Market for Refinery Catalysts, by Manufacturing Process, Through 2023
Table 23 : Global Market Volumes of Refinery Catalysts, by Manufacturing Process, Through 2023
Table 24 : Applications or Potential Applications of Nanomaterials/Nanotechnology in Petroleum Refining
Table 25 : Consumption of Non-nanostructured Monolithic Nanocatalysts in Refining Petroleum, Through 2023
Table 26 : Global Consumption of Nanosensors in the Petroleum Refining Industry, Through 2023
Table 27 : Global Market for Zeolite Oil Refining Catalysts, Through 2023
Table 28 : Global Market for Alumina/Alumina-Silica Catalyst Supports for Oil Refining, Through 2023
Table 29 : Global Market for Nanoporous Thin Film for Refinery Applications, Through 2023
Table 30 : Global Market for Nanotechnologies Used in Petroleum Refining, by Region, Through 2023
Table 31 : Rest of the World Market for Nanotechnologies Used in Petroleum Refining, by Region, Through 2023
Table 32 : Global Market for Nanomaterials Used in Photovoltaic Applications, Through 2023
Table 33 : Global Market for Solid Nanoparticles in Photovoltaic Applications, Through 2023
Table 34 : Consumption of Dye Sensitive Solar Cells, Through 2023
Table 35 : Global Consumption of TiO2 Nanoparticles in Dye-Sensitive Solar Cells, Through 2023
Table 36 : Global Market for Quantum Dots, Through 2023
Table 37 : Global Consumption of Epitaxially-grown Quantum Dots in PV Fabrication, Through 2023
Table 38 : Global Market for Nanocomposites in Photovoltaic Applications, Through 2023
Table 39 : Consumption of P3HT/CdSe Solar Cells, Through 2023
Table 40 : Global Consumption of CdSe/P3HT Nanocomposite Materials in Solar Cells, Through 2023
Table 41 : Global Consumption of MEH-PPV/PbS Nanocomposite Materials in Solar Cells, Through 2023
Table 42 : Global Market for Nanotechnologies used in Solar Photovoltaics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 43 : Global Market for Nanomaterials used in Fuel Cells, by Type, Through 2023
Table 44 : Global Market Shares for Nanomaterials used in Fuel Cells, by Type, 2017-2023
Table 45 : Fuel Cell’s Application Type
Table 46 : Global Shipments of Fuel Cells, by Application, Through 2023
Table 47 : Global Shipments of Fuel Cells, by Application, Through 2023
Table 48 : Global Shipments of Fuel Cells, by Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 49 : Global Shipments of Fuel Cells, by Technology Type, Through 2023
Table 50 : Global Shipments of Fuel Cells, by Region, Through 2023
Table 51 : Global Shipments of Fuel Cells, by Region, Through 2023
Table 52 : Publication Shares in Fuel Cell, by Countries, 2000-2016
Table 53 : Publication Shares in Nanotechnology Applied to Fuel Cell, by Countries, 2000-2016
Table 54 : Global Consumption of Complex Oxide Nanoparticles for SOFC Fuel Cell Applications, Through 2023
Table 55 : Global Shipments of Nanoparticle Platinum Thin Film Materials in Fuel Cells, Through 2023
Table 56 : Global Consumption of Nanostructured Platinum Thin Film Materials in Fuel Cells, Through 2023
Table 57 : Global Shipment of Fuel Cell incorporating Nanoporous Polymer Membrane, Through 2023
Table 58 : Global Consumption of Nanoporous Polymer Fuel Cell Membrane Materials, Through 2023
Table 59 : Global Market Volume Shares of Fuel Cell Shipment, by Region, 2017-2023
Table 60 : Global Market for Nanomaterials Used in Fuel Cells, by Region, Through 2023
Table 61 : Nanomaterials Used in Energy Storage Devices, Through 2023
Table 62 : Global Market Shares of Nanomaterials used in Energy Storage Devices, 2017-2023
Table 63 : Global Market Volume Shares of Nanomaterials used in Energy Storage Devices, 2017-2023
Table 64 : Classification of Energy Storage Systems
Table 65 : Global Market Volume for Lithium Ion Batteries, by Type, Through 2023
Table 66 : Global Market for Lithium Ion Batteries, by Type, Through 2023
Table 67 : Li-ion Battery Types
Table 68 : Global Storage Capacity of Lithium Ion Batteries, by Application, Through 2023
Table 69 : Global Market Volumes of Lithium Ion Batteries, by Cathode Material, Through 2023
Table 70 : Cathode Active Material Average Market Price
Table 71 : Global LiB Market, by Cathode Materials, Through 2023
Table 72 : Anode Active Material Average Market Price
Table 73 : Global LiB Market, by Anode Materials, Through 2023
Table 74 : Publication Shares in Nanotechnology for LiBs, by Countries, 2000-2016
Table 75 : Patent Shares in Nanotechnology Applied to LiB, by Countries, 2000-2016
Table 76 : Nanotechnologies applied to Lithium-Ion Batteries – Key Trends
Table 77 : Nanomaterials used in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Through 2023
Table 78 : Global Market for Supercapacitor, Through 2023
Table 79 : Projected Consumption of Carbon Aerogels used in Supercapacitor, Through 2023
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Market for Nanotechnologies in Energy Applications, by Segment, 2017-2023
Figure 1 : Trends in Global Energy-related Market for Nanotechnologies, 2017-2023
Figure 2 : Number of Patent Granted for Nanotechnologies Applied to Synthetic Fuel Production, 2000-2016
Figure 3 : Top 5 Assignees in Numbers of Publications of Granted Patents, 2000-2016
Figure 4 : Global Market Shares of Refinery Nanomaterials, 2017 vs. 2023
Figure 5 : Global Market Shares of Oil Refining Catalysts, by Manufacturing Process, 2017 vs. 2023
Figure 6 : Chronological Development of the Absolute Number of Publications of Granted Patents Concerning Nano in Petroleum Refining 2000-2016
Figure 7 : Top 10 Assignees in Numbers for Nano in Petroleum Refining, 2000-2016
Figure 8 : Chronological Development of the Absolute Number of Publications of Granted Patents Concerning Zeolites for Cracking
Figure 9 : Top Five Assignees in Numbers Concerning Zeolites, 2000-2016
Figure 10 : Global Market for Zeolite Oil Refining Catalysts, 2017-2023
Figure 11 : Global Market for Amorphous Alumina/Alumina-Silica Catalysts for Oil Refining, 2017-2023
Figure 12 : Global Market Volume Shares of Refining Capacity, by Region, 2017-2023
Figure 13 : Global Market for Nanotechnologies Used in Petroleum Refining, by Region, 2017-2023
Figure 14 : Rest of the World Market for Nanotechnologies Used in Petroleum Refining, by Region, 2017-2023
Figure 15 : Chronological Development of the Number Patents Granted for Nanotechnology Applications in Solar Photovoltaics, 2000-2016
Figure 16 : Global Market Volume Shares of Solar Power Demand, by Region, 2017-2023
Figure 17 : Global Market for Nanotechnologies used in Solar Photovoltaics, by Region, 2017-2023
Figure 18 : Global Market Shares of Nanomaterials Used in Fuel Cells, by Type, 2017 vs. 2023
Figure 19 : Fuel Cell Basic Principles
Figure 20 : Global Shipments of Fuel Cells, by Technology Type, 2017-2023
Figure 21 : Global Shipments of Fuel Cells, by Technology Type, 2017-2023
Figure 22 : Chronological Development of the Absolute Number of Publications Concerning Nanotechnology for Fuel Cells, 2000-2016
Figure 23 : Chronological Development of the Absolute Number of Publications of Granted Patents Concerning Nanotechnology for Fuel Cells, 2000-2016
Figure 24 : Top Ten Current Assignees of Patents in Nanotechnology applied to Fuel Cells, 2000-2016
Figure 25 : Global Consumption of Complex Oxide Nanoparticles for SOFC Fuel Cell Applications, 2017-2023
Figure 26 : Global Consumption of Nanostructured Platinum Thin Film Materials in Fuel Cells, 2017-2023
Figure 27 : Global Consumption of Nanoporous Polymer Fuel Cell Membrane Materials, 2017-2023
Figure 28 : Ragone Plot for Energy-Storing Devices
Figure 29 : Charging and Discharging Processes in Li-ion Batteries
Figure 30 : Global Market Volume Shares of Lithium Ion Batteries, by Cathode Material, 2017 vs 2023
Figure 31 : Chronological Development of the Absolute Number of Publications in LiB and Nanotechnology for LiB, 2000-2016
Figure 32 : Chronological Development of the Absolute Number of Publications of Granted Patents in Nanotechnology for LiB, 2000-2016
Figure 33 : Top Ten Assignees of Patents in Nanotechnology for LiB, in Numbers 2000-2016
Figure 34 : Chronological Development of the Absolute Number of Publications of Granted Patents in Nanotechnology for Supercapacitor, 2000-2016

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