Building the Global Hydrogen Economy: Technologies and Opportunities

 Published On: Nov, 2015 |    No of Pages: 135 |  Published By: BCC Research-JT Gabrielsen Consulting LLC Research | Format: PDF
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Global investments in building the hydrogen economy cost more than $3.4 billion in 2014, and they are expected to approach $4.8 billion in 2015 and $21.8 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.5% from 2015 to 2020.

This report provides:

-An overview of the global Hydrogen economy with regard to technology and opportunities.
-Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
-Comprehensive descriptions of key enabling technologies used in the production, storage, and distribution of hydrogen, its conversion to other forms of energy or direct consumption as a fuel, and miscellaneous other types of hydrogen-related technology such as hydrogen sensors.
-A look at challenges that must be overcome to reach commercialization potential.
-Evaluations of government programs and policies in support of the hydrogen economy.
-Coverage of the market's dynamics, specifically growth drivers, inhibitors, and opportunities.
-Relevant patent analysis.
-Profiles of major players in the industry.

INTRODUCTION
This is an update of 2010 BCC Research report on the global hydrogen economy. There have been significant developments since the last report was published, most notably with respect to the likelihood of large-scale commercialization of fuel cell vehicles during the study period, which has significant applications for the size and structure of the market for hydrogen technologies.

The transition to a hydrogen economy will require large investments in capital equipment and durable goods at every stage of the hydrogen chain, from production of hydrogen through its distribution and storage to its conversion of to useful work or energy. These investments are economic challenges to the extent that they require the mobilization of sufficient financial resources, as well as business opportunities for providers of related goods and services.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The overall goal of this report is to comprehensively describe the key enabling technologies for the hydrogen economy, the challenges that must be overcome before they can be commercialized, the projected cost to implement them over the near to mid-term (i.e., through 2015) and the resulting market opportunities.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
This report is especially intended for executives, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and other readers who need to know where the market for hydrogen related technologies is headed in the next five years. The report’s findings and conclusions should also be of interest to the energy research and policy communities.

SCOPE OF REPORT
The report covers the global market for technologies used in the production, storage and distribution of hydrogen; its conversion to other forms of energy or direct consumption as a fuel; and miscellaneous other types of hydrogen-related technology, such as hydrogen sensors.

The study format includes:
Executive summary.
Key enabling technologies for the hydrogen economy, as well as their commercial or developmental status.
Developments that will influence commercial prospects and demand for hydrogen technologies.
Hydrogen technology market projections through 2015.
Key patents.
Government programs and policies in support of the hydrogen economy.
Technology vendor profiles.

METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
The findings and conclusions of this report are based on information gathered from producers and users of hydrogen production, storage, distribution, conversion and using equipment, as well as engineering and consulting firms and government and academic research organizations. Interview data were combined with information gathered through an extensive review of secondary sources, including trade publications, trade associations, company literature and online databases, to produce the market projections contained in this report.

The base year for analysis and projection is 2014, and market projections were developed for 2015 through 2020. These projections are based on a combination of a consensus among the primary contacts combined with an understanding of the key market drivers and their impact from a historical and analytical perspective.

The methodologies and assumptions used to develop the market projections in this report are discussed at length under the various types of hydrogen-related plants and equipment addressed. The report carefully documents data sources and assumptions. Readers can see how the market estimates were developed and can test the impact on the final numbers of changing various assumptions.
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary 3 $0
STUDY BACKGROUND
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2 $250
Table Summary : GLOBAL HYDROGEN PLANT AND EQUIPMENT INVESTMENTS, THROUGH 2020
Figure Summary : SHARE TRENDS FOR HYDROGEN PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT, 2014 AND 2020

Chapter- 3: OVERVIEW 9 $600
HYDROGEN ECONOMY
TECHNOLOGIES
MARKET SUMMARY

Chapter- 4: GOVERNMENT-SUPPORTED HYDROGEN INITIATIVES 17 $1132
U.S.
EUROPEAN UNION
JAPAN
CHINA
INDIA
OTHER COUNTRIES
INTERGOVERNMENTAL PROGRAMS

Chapter- 5: HYDROGEN PRODUCTION 25 $1665
SUMMARY
PRINCIPAL TECHNOLOGIES
PATENT ANALYSIS
MARKETS

Chapter- 6: HYDROGEN STORAGE 23 $1532
SUMMARY
PRINCIPAL TECHNOLOGIES
PATENT ANALYSIS
MARKETS

Chapter- 7: BULK HYDROGEN DISTRIBUTION 16 $1066
SUMMARY
PRINCIPAL TECHNOLOGIES
PATENT ANALYSIS
MARKETS

Chapter- 8: ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION 11 $733
SUMMARY
PRINCIPAL TECHNOLOGIES
PATENT ANALYSIS
MARKETS

Chapter- 9: DIRECT HYDROGEN COMBUSTION 6 $400
SUMMARY
TECHNOLOGIES
PATENTS
MARKETS

Chapter- 10: OTHER HYDROGEN-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES 5 $333
HYDROGEN SENSORS
PATENTS
MARKETS

Chapter- 11: COMPANY PROFILES 18 $1199
ACTA SPA
ADVANCED MATERIALS CORP.
AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC.
ALCHEMIX CORP
AMMINEX A/S
AVALENCE LLC
BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG
CERAMATEC
DIVERSIFIED ENERGY CORP
DUPONT
EPRIDA TECHNOLOGIES
ERGENICS
ETUDES CHEMIQUES ET PHYSIQUES SARL
FOSTER WHEELER CORP.
FUEL CELL ENERGY INC.
GENERAL ATOMICS
H2GEN INNOVATIONS INC.
H2SCAN
HALDOR TOPSOE A/S
HCE LLC
HTC PURENERGY
HY9 CORP.
HYDROGENICS CORP.
INERGY AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS
INNOVATEK INC.
LINDE AG
LUXFER GROUP LTD.
MAGNA STEYR AG & CO. KG
MAKEL ENGINEERING INC.
MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH INC.
MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH INC.
MERITOR INC.
MO-SCI CORP.
NANOMIX INC.
PLUG POWER LLC
PROTON ONSITE
QUANTUM FUEL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES WORLDWIDE INC.
SECAT INC.
SOTACARBO S.P.A.
TECHNIP SA
UHDE GMBH
WELDSHIP CORP.
XEBEC INC.
ZTEK COR

List of Tables

Summary Table : GLOBAL HYDROGEN PLANT AND EQUIPMENT INVESTMENTS, THROUGH 2020
Table 1 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2020
Table 2 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS, THROUGH 2020
Table 3 : THERMAL PROCESSES FOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION
Table 4 : ELECTROLYTIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN
Table 5 : PHOTOLYTIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN
Table 6 : U.S. HYDROGEN PRODUCTION PATENTS ISSUED, 2008–AUGUST 1, 2015
Table 7 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR EQUIPMENT USED TO GENERATE HYDROGEN FOR DIRECT ENERGY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2020
Table 8 : PROJECTED EXPENDITURES ON CONSTRUCTION OF HYDROGEN GENERATORS ASSOCIATED WITH LARGE AND CENTRALIZED HYDROGEN POWER PLANTS, 2014-2020
Table 9 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL REFORMER MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 10 : U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY TARGETS FOR ON-BOARD HYDROGEN STORAGE SYSTEMS, 2020
Table 11 : HYDROGEN STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES
Table 12 : U.S. HYDROGEN STORAGE PATENTS ISSUED PER YEAR, 2008 - AUGUST 1, 2015
Table 13 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN STORAGE TECHNOLOGY* MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 14 : GLOBAL PRESSURIZED CYLINDERS USED TO STORE HYDROGEN MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 15 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR HYDROGEN FUEL TANKS USED IN MOBILE APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2020*
Table 16 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 17 : GLOBAL LIQUID HYDROGEN TANKER TRUCK MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 18 : GLOBAL COMPRESSED HYDROGEN TUBE TRAILER MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 19 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN STATION MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 20 : GLOBAL INVESTMENTS IN NEW HYDROGEN FUELING STATIONS, THROUGH 2020
Table 21 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN HOME STATION MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 22 : MAJOR FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES
Table 23 : U.S. FUEL CELL PATENTS ISSUED PER YEAR, 2008-2015
Table 24 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL SALES BY APPLICATION TYPE, THROUGH 2020
Table 25 : GLOBAL DIRECT HYDROGEN COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY MARKET, THROUGH 2020
Table 26 : GLOBAL MARKET FOR LARGE HYDROGEN TURBINES USED TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY, THROUGH 2020
Table 27 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN SENSOR MARKET, THROUGH 2020

List of Figures

Summary Figure : SHARE TRENDS FOR HYDROGEN PLANTS AND EQUIPMENT, 2014 AND 2020
Figure 1 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN CONSUMPTION SHARE, 2014
Figure 2 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN CONSUMPTION TRENDS, 2014-2020
Figure 3 : GLOBAL HYDROGEN TECHNOLOGY SHARES, 2014-2020
Figure 4 : U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELL FUNDING, FISCAL YEARS, 2004-2014
Figure 5 : HYDROGEN BUDGET OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY, FISCAL YEAR 2014
Figure 6 : EUROPEAN UNION FUEL CELL AND HYDROGEN JOINT UNDERTAKING OPERATION BUDGET, 2008-2013
Figure 7 : JOINT UNDERTAKING HYDROGEN INVESTMENTS BY AREA, 2008-2013
Figure 8 : U.S. HYDROGEN PRODUCTION PATENTS ISSUED BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, 1975-AUGUST 1, 2015
Figure 9 : MAJOR HYDROGEN PRODUCTION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PORTFOLIOS ISSUED, 1975-AUGUST 1, 2015
Figure 10 : U.S. HYDROGEN STORAGE PATENTS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH AUGUST 1, 2015
Figure 11 : ANNUAL U.S. HYDROGEN STORAGE PATENTS ISSUED TRENDS, 2008 - AUGUST 1, 2015
Figure 12 : MAJOR HYDROGEN STORAGE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PORTFOLIOS ISSUED, 1975 - AUGUST 1, 2015
Figure 13 : U.S. HYDROGEN TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY PATENTS ISSUED, BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH AUGUST 2015
Figure 14 : U.S. HYDROGEN TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION TECHNOLOGY PATENTS ISSUED BY ASSIGNEE, THROUGH AUGUST 2015
Figure 15 : HYDROGEN FUEL SOURCES FOR EXISTING AND PLANNED HYDROGEN FILLING STATIONS, 2014
Figure 16 : FUEL CELL PRINCIPLES
Figure 17 : U.S. FUEL CELL PATENTS BY TECHNOLOGY TYPE, THROUGH AUGUST 2015
Figure 18 : ANNUAL U.S. FUEL CELL ISSUED PATENT TRENDS, 2008-2015
Figure 19 : MAJOR FUEL CELL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PORTFOLIOS ISSUED, THROUGH AUGUST 2015
Figure 20 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL SALE TRENDS BY APPLICATION TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 21 : GLOBAL FUEL CELL MARKET SHARES BY APPLICATION TYPE, 2014-2020
Figure 22 : U.S. HYDROGEN SENSOR PATENT HOLDERS, DECEMBER 2009 - AUGUST 2015

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