November 27, 2020

Impact of Covid-19: Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market Size 2020 – Application, Trends, Growth, Opportunities and Worldwide Forecast to 2027

The Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market is projected to reach a value of over USD 320.6 Million by 2027 at a CAGR of over 8.5%.

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) is the electrochemical device or polymer membrane fuel cell that operates through conversion of the methanol derived chemical energy into the electricity. It is an environmental friendly alternative to the conventional methods as it emits very low amount of CO2 and waste heat along with water vapor. DMFC has gained popularity owing to higher efficiency, rapid refueling, and longer operation time owing to higher energy density of methanol. Due to this advantages, DMFC is rapidly adopted in the automotive, marine, consumer electronics and military application.

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market: Drivers & Challenges

Market Driver:

Increasing Demand for Clean Power Source

The DMFC is the promising source of cleaner power generation as it uses method for production of electricity and emits less amount of CO2, a greenhouse gas. Changing global climate and increasing global warming, is driving the demand for the sustainable power generation. Growing global population resulting into higher energy demand, with favorable government support to promote energy generation in cleaner way is further fueling the demand for the DMFC. Ongoing industrialization, growing demand for electrically powered devices and vehicles is generating higher energy demand, which is expected to boost the market growth in the years to follow.

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Growing Demand for Portable Electronic Devices

With ongoing digitization globally, the demand for the electronic devices has been escalated in past few years. Rising usage of smart phones, laptops, tablets and other devices, an outcome of higher internet penetration is driving the growth of this market. Additionally, advantages associated with the portable devices are easy to carry, compact, and emerging advanced technologies is driving the demand for the portable devices, which is further fueling the market growth

Market Restraint:

High Cost of DMFC

The growth of the DMFC market is expected to hamper owing to high cost of the DMFC. The high cost of the DMFC is mainly due to the expensive materials such as platinum and platinum-based alloys contributing to escalated cost per kilowatt. The cost of the DMFC is further piled up owing to the high cost of the catalyst, membrane, electrode, and bi-polar plates.

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market: Key Segments

  • On the basis of Component, the market is segmented into: Proton Conducting Membrane, Electrodes, Membrane Electrode Assembly and Porous Transport Layers
  • On the basis of Application, the market is segmented into: Consumer Electronics, Transportation and Military Equipment.
  • On the basis of Geography, the market is segmented into: North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America, with individual country-level analysis.

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Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market: Report Scope

The report on the direct methanol fuel cell market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country-wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

List of the leading companies operating in the Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market include:

  • Panasonic (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • Oorja Protonics
  • Chung-Hsin Electric & Machinery Manufacturing Corporation
  • Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
  • SFC Energy AG
  • Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
  • Palcan
  • Element 1
  • SerEnergy
  • Roland Gumpert
  • Blue World Technologies
  • Other Key Companies

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell MARKET: Report Segmentation

For the scope of the report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market, by Component

  • Proton Conducting Membrane
  • Electrodes
  • Membrane Electrode Assembly
  • Porous Transport Layers

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market, by Application

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Transportation
    • Automotive
    • Marine & Sub-marine
  • Military Equipment

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Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market by Region

  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • North America (US, Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, Russia, France, Italy, UK, Spain, The Netherlands, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Rest of Middle East & Africa)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America)

Key Questions answered by the report

  • What are the prominent developments affecting the market worldwide and its growth?
  • What will be the impact of the developments in the market on the industry and on the market players in the future?
  • What are the evolving variations of the market globally?
  • What are the evolving functions of the market globally?
  • What are the prominent aspects that will affect market growth globally during the study period?
  • Who are the key players operating in the market across the globe?
  • How are the key players leveraging in the present market scenario worldwide?

Table of Content

    1. Research Objectives
    2. Market Definition
    3. Research Scope
    4. Regional Coverage
    5. Research Timeline
    6. Assumptions
    7. Limitations
    1. Introduction
    2. Primary Research
      1. Key Industry Expert Insight
    3. Secondary Research
      1. Vital Data from Secondary Sources
    4. Market Size Estimation
    5. Data Validation & Triangulation
    1. Introduction
    2. Drivers
      1. Increasing Demand for Clean Power Source
      2. Growing Demand for Portable Electronic Devices
      3. Abundant Availability of Methanol
    3. Restraint
      1. High cost of DMFC with low efficiency compared to hydrogen based fuel cell
      2. Growing Demand for Li-ion Batteries
    4. Opportunities
      1. Advent of DMFC Driven Electric Vehicles
    5. Challenges
      1. Lack of Supportive Infrastructure
    1. Introduction
      1. Power of Buyers
      2. Power of Suppliers
      3. Intensity of Competition
      4. Challenges of Substitutes
      5. Challenges of New Entrants
    2. Macro-Economic Indicators
  6. GLOBAL DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL MARKET BY COMPONENT, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Proton Conducting Membrane
    3. Electrodes
    4. Membrane Electrode Assembly
    5. Porous Transport Layers
  7. GLOBAL DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL MARKET BY APPLICATION, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Consumer Electronics
    3. Transportation
      1. Automotive
      2. Marine & Sub-marine
    4. Military Equipment
  8. GLOBAL DIRECT METHANOL FUEL CELL MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2019-2027)
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. France
      3. Italy
      4. UK
      5. Rest of Europe
    3. Asia-Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. South Korea
      5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
      1. Saudi Arabia
      2. UAE
      3. Rest of Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
      1. Brazil
      2. Argentina
      3. Rest of South America
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies
    3. Company Benchmarking
    1. Panasonic Corporation
      1. Company Overview
      2. Financial Overview
      3. Products/Solutions/Services Offered
      4. Key Developments
      5. SWOT Analysis
    2. Oorja Corporation
    3. Ballard Power Systems Inc.
    4. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte., Ltd.
    5. SFC Energy AG
    6. Toshiba Corporation
    7. Palcan Energy Corporation
    8. Element 1 Corp
    9. SerEnergy A/S
    10. Roland Gumpert
    11. Blue World Technologies
    12. Other Key Companies
    1. Key Industry Expert Insights
    2. Primary Discussion Guide
    3. Customization Options

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