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Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Market (DMFC) by Application (Portable, Stationary, & Transportation), by Component (Electrode, Membrane, Balance of System, & Balance of Stack), & by Region -Global Forecast to 2020

Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Market (DMFC) by Application (Portable, Stationary, & Transportation), by Component (Electrode, Membrane, Balance of System, & Balance of Stack), & by Region -Global Forecast to 2020

“Growing demand for clean energy is expected to drive the direct methanol fuel cells market at a CAGR of 15.3% during the forecast period”
The Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) market is expected to reach a size of USD 188.82 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 15.3% from 2015 to 2020. The demand for DMFCs is being spurred by continuous investments for R&D programs, along with government initiatives in the form of public–private partnerships. Furthermore, methanol is relatively easier to transport and store as compared to hydrogen since it is stable and denser at all environmental conditions. These factors are fueling the growth of the DMFC market.

“DMFCs designed for portable applications are expected to witness the highest growth in the market”
The growth of the DMFC market in portable applications is primarily due to the usage of high energy density fuel, methanol, which is a potential replacement for lithium ion/nickel cadmium batteries. However, factors such as high capital costs and methanol crossover are restraining the growth of this market.

“Asia-Pacific is expected to lead the global DMFC market, in terms of growth rate, followed by North America”
Japan and South Korea are the largest markets for fuel cells in Asia-Pacific. These countries are investing significantly in fuel cell technologies, including DMFC. The Japanese government is investing in fuel cell technology, which will power the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Other countries, such as Singapore, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, have started or are expected to start exclusive programs to promote DMFCs in regional markets. These countries are currently focusing on back-up power (stationary application) fuel cells. India is expected to invest in fuel cell systems that will provide back-up power for telecommunication towers during the forecast period.

Breakdown of Primaries:
In-depth interviews have been conducted with various key industry participants, subject matter experts, C-level executives of key market players, and industry consultants among other experts to obtain & verify critical qualitative and quantitative information as well as assess future market prospects. Distribution of primary interviews is as follows
By Company Type: Tier 1- 15%, Tier2-35%, and Tier 3-50%
By Designation: C-Level-25%, Manager Level-30%, and Others*-45%
By Region: Asia-Pacific-43%, North America-25%, Europe-15%, and RoW-17%
Note1: *Others include sales managers, marketing managers, and product engineers
Note2: The tier of companies has been defined on the basis of their total revenue, as of 2014: Tier 1 = >USD 1 billion, Tier 2 = USD 50 million to USD 1 billion, and Tier 3 = <USD 50 million.

Companies Profiled:
The leading players of the DMFC market include SFC Energy AG (Germany), Oorja Photonics Inc. (U.S.), Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Canada), Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies (Singapore), MEOH Power Inc. (U.S.), Brent-tronics Inc.(U.S.), Treadstone Technologies Inc.(U.S.), Viaspace Inc. (U.S.), EI DU Pont De Nemours and Company (U.S.), IRD Fuel Cell A/S (Denmark), Johnson Matthey(U.K.), Fujikura Ltd. (Japan), Antig Technology Co. Ltd. (Taiwan), and Samsung SDI (South Korea)

Reasons to buy the report: From an insight perspective, this research report has focused on various levels of analysis—industry analysis (industry trends, and Porter’s analysis), market share analysis of top players, value chain analysis, and company profiles, which together comprise and discuss the basic views on the competitive landscape, usage patterns, emerging and high-growth segments of the DMFC market, high-growth regions, and their respective regulatory policies, government initiatives, drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

The report will help both established firms as well as new entrants/smaller firms to gauge the pulse of the market, which in turn will help the firms in garnering a greater market share. Firms purchasing the report could use any one or a combination of the below mentioned five strategies (market penetration, product development/innovation, market development, market diversification, and competitive assessment) for strengthening their market share.

The report provides insights on the following pointers:
Product Analysis and Development: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, research and development activities, and new product launches in the DMFC market. Usage pattern/ penetration rate (in-depth trend analysis) of products (segment-wise) and purchasing data

Market Development: Comprehensive information about the lucrative emerging markets. The report analyzes the DMFC markets across regions, exploit new distribution channels, and new clientele base.

Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped regions, recent developments, and investments decisions in the DMFC market. A detailed description regarding related and unrelated diversifications pertaining to the market.

Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market shares and company share analysis of the key players forecast till 2020. Develop business strategies and manufacturing capabilities of leading players to enhance the bottom-line of the companies in the DMFC market.

Product/ Brand Perception Analysis: Comprehensive study of customer perception and behavior through our inbuilt social connect tool (digital marketing language) checking the virility and tonality of blogs.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • STUDY SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY
    • LIMITATIONS
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM-UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS & LIMITATIONS
      • ASSUMPTIONS
      • LIMITATIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • INTRODUCTION
      • HISTORICAL BACKDROP
    • CURRENT SCENARIO
    • FUTURE OUTLOOK
    • CONCLUSION
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
    • STATIONARY DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS ARE EXPECTED TO DOMINATE IN THE FORECAST PERIOD
    • ASIA-PACIFIC HELD THE LARGEST MARKET SHARE IN DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET IN 2015
    • ASIA-PACIFIC, THE LARGEST DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET IN 2014
    • DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET: BY APPLICATION
    • PORTABLE DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT THE FASTEST PACE DURING 2015-2020
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • BY APPLICATION
      • BY COMPONENT
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
        • Table COMPARISON BETWEEN OPERATING PARAMETERS OF DIFFERENT FUEL CELLS
    • IMPACT OF MARKET DYNAMICS
    • BURNING ISSUES
      • LOW DURABILITY
        • Table FUEL CELLS: OPERATING PARAMETERS
    • SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • INTENTSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
  • DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KW)
      • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • PORTABLE DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET
      • BY REGION
        • Table PORTABLE DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table PORTABLE DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KW)
        • Table PORTABLE DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
      • BY COMPONENT
        • Table PORTABLE DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • STATIONARY DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET
      • BY REGION
        • Table STATIONARY DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table STATIONARY DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KW)
        • Table STATIONARY DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
      • BY COMPONENT
        • Table STATIONARY DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • TRANSPORTATION DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET
      • BY REGION
        • Table TRANSPORTATION DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table TRANSPORTATION DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KW)
        • Table TRANSPORTATION DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
      • BY COMPONENT
        • Table TRANSPORTATION DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY COMPONENT
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS ELECTRODE MARKET
      • BY APPLICATION
        • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS ELECTRODE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MEMBRANE MARKET
      • BY APPLICATION
        • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MEMBRANE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS BALANCE OF SYSTEM MARKET
      • BY APPLICATION
        • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS BALANCE OF SYSTEM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS BALANCE OF STACK MARKET
      • BY APPLICATION
        • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS BALANCE OF STACK MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KW)
      • Table DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KW)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KW)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KW)
      • Table EUROPE: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • REST OF THE WORLD
      • Table REST OF THE WORLD: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table REST OF THE WORLD: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KW)
      • Table REST OF THE WORLD: DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELLS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
  • FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table FUEL CELL TYPE: PROS AND CONS
      • Table FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (MW)
      • Table FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • POLYMER/PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELLS (PEMFC)
      • Table POLYMER/PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table POLYMER/PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (MW)
      • Table POLYMER/PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELLS (MCFC)
      • Table MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (MW)
      • Table MOLTEN CARBONATE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS (SOFC)
      • Table SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (MW)
      • Table SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELLS (PAFC)
      • Table PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (MW)
      • Table PHOSPHORIC ACID FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • OTHERS
      • Table OTHER FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table OTHER FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (MW)
      • Table OTHER FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
    • BY REGION
      • INTRODUCTION
        • Table FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (MW)
        • Table FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
      • ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (MW)
        • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
      • NORTH AMERICA
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (MW)
        • Table NORTH AMERICA: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
      • EUROPE
        • Table EUROPE: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table EUROPE: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (MW)
        • Table EUROPE: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
      • REST OF THE WORLD
        • Table REST OF THE WORLD: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF THE WORLD: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (MW)
        • Table REST OF THE WORLD: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (UNITS SHIPPED)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
      • CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS
        • Table CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS, 2015
      • NEW PRODUCT/TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS
        • Table NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS, 2014-2015
      • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
        • Table MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2013-2015
      • EXPANSIONS
        • Table EXPANSIONS, 2014-2015
      • OTHER DEVELOPMENTS
        • Table OTHER DEVELOPMENTS, 2014-2015
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SFC ENERGY AG
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table SFC ENERGY AG: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2015
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS INC.: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2015
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • OORJA PROTONICS INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table OORJA PROTONICS INC.: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2015
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • HORIZON FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table HORIZON FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2015
    • MEOH POWER, INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table MEOH POWER, INC.: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2013-2014
    • BREN-TRONICS INCORPORATED
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table BREN-TRONICS INCORPORATED: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2013-2015
    • TREADSTONE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table TREADSTONE TECHNOLOGIES INC.: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2014
    • VIASPACE INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table VIASPACE INC.: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS
    • E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2015
    • IRD FUEL CELL A/S
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & SERVICES OFFERED
        • Table IRD FUEL CELL A/S: PRODUCTS & SERVICES OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2014
    • JOHNSON MATTHEY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table JOHNSON MATTHEY: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2014
    • FUJIKURA LIMITED
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table FUJIKURA LIMITED.: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2012-2014
    • ANTIG TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table ANTIG TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS
    • SAMSUNG SDI
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
        • Table SAMSUNG SDI: PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • DEVELOPMENTS, 2015
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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