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Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market 2016-2020

About Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

DMFC is a subcategory of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) that uses methanol as the fuel. It was invented and developed in 1990. A DMFC anode can draw hydrogen directly from liquid methanol. This action eliminates the need to have a fuel reformer, allowing the direct use of pure methanol as a fuel. Methanol provides several advantages as it is convenient to handle and easily available.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global DMFC market to grow at a CAGR of 40.47% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global DMFC market for 2016-2020. The report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top four vendors operating in the market.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • DMFCC
  • Hitachi
  • Oorja Protonics
  • SFC Energy
Other prominent vendors
  • Enocell
  • FuelCellsEtc
  • Neah Power Systems
Market driver
  • High energy density of DMFCs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Technical limitations of DMFCs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rapid technological advancements
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market: DMFCC, Hitachi, Oorja Protonics and SFC Energy.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Enocell, FuelCellsEtc and Neah Power Systems.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Advances in technology have boosted the growth and use of DMFCs in different electronics devices. For instance, the use of DMFC in combination with batteries in forklifts extends the working time, reduces the operating cost, and also reduces the greenhouse gas emissions. Oorja Model 3, when used in a MHE, reduces the dependency on grid power and the CO2 emissions by 66%. These technological advancements can find solutions and help address the technical limitations of DMFCs.”

According to the report, Energy density is defined as the amount of energy stored in a device for a certain period of time. One of the main advantages of DMFCs is that they use the high energy density methanol as fuel. It burns slower than gasoline, producing energy for a longer period of time. Thus, DMFCs are the ideal choice for small vehicles such as tuggers and forklifts. DMFCs are also best suited for portable power usage in consumer electronic goods such as mobile phones, PCs, cameras, and laptops.

Further, the report states that DMFCs have many technical limitations. The major limitation is the high methanol crossover rate through the polymer electrolyte membrane. Even a small amount of methanol crossing over to the cathode results in a rise of CO2 produced, affecting the performance of DMFC.

Companies Mentioned

DMFCC, Hitachi, Oorja Protonics, SFC Energy, Enocell, FuelCellsEtc, Neah Power Systems

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Applications of DMFCs
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market overview
    • Technological overview
      • Table Schematic diagram of PEMFC
      • Table Types of SOFCs
      • Table Schematic diagram of SOFC
      • Table Schematic diagram of DMFC
      • Table Schematic diagram of MCFC
      • Table Schematic diagram of PAFC
      • Table Schematic diagram of AFC
      • Table Summary of various fuel cells
      • Table Comparison of fuel cell technologies
      • Table Description of fuel cell applications
      • Table Fuel cell applications
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global DMFC market 2015-2020 (unit shipments)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global DMFC market by application 2015
      • Table Global DMFC market by application 2015
    • Global DMFC market by application 2020
      • Table Global DMFC market by application 2020
    • Global DMFC market by application 2015-2020
      • Table Global DMFC market by application 2015-2020
    • Global DMFC market by portable application
      • Table Global DMFC by portable application 2015-2020 (unit shipments)
    • Global DMFC market by transport application
      • Table Global DMFC by transport application 2015-2020 (unit shipments)
      • Table Comparative analysis of PEM and DMFC
    • Global DMFC market by stationary application
      • Table Global DMFC by stationary application 2015-2020 (unit shipments)
      • Table Comparison of operating costs for off-grid systems ($/ kWh)
      • Table Comparative capital cost of PEM and DMFC
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global DMFC market by geography 2015
      • Table Global DMFC market by geography 2015
    • Global DMFC market by geography 2020
      • Table Global DMFC market by geography 2020
    • Global DMFC market by geography 2015-2020
      • Table Global DMFC market by geography 2015-2020
    • DMFC market in EMEA
      • Table DMFC market in EMEA 2015-2019 (unit shipments)
    • DMFC market in Americas
      • Table DMFC market in Americas 2015-2019 (unit shipments)
    • DMFC market in APAC
      • Table DMFC market in APAC 2015-2019 (unit shipments)
  • Key leading countries
  • Market drivers
    • Table Storage densities of different batteries (Wh/kg)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corp.
      • Table Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corp.: Product offerings
    • Hitachi
    • Oorja Protonics
      • Table Oorja Protonics: Product offerings
    • SFC Energy
      • Table SFC Energy: DMFC product portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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