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Fuel cells represent a dynamic industry that is transforming the way energy is produced and used for residential and commercial consumption, transportation, electronic devices, and other industries. According to BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), among the key drivers for this industry is its more environmentally friendly technology, which produces fewer pollution and disposal issues than other technologies, and its relative energy efficiency as compared to more traditional power sources.
BCC Research’s fuel cell and battery category focuses on many market segments, including lithium, alkaline, molten carbonate and proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Fuel cell and battery companies and investors must understand current market developments in order to capture new opportunities in both domestic and international markets. BCC Research's reports provide invaluable insights on how today’s evolving markets are changing core business models in the fuel cell and battery industry.
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Improved lithium batteries have allowed the commercialization of entire new classes of portable products, including laptop computers, cellular phones, and tablet computers. Further, the latest generation includes very large cells suitable for powering vehicles or storing significant amounts of utility power as well as very small thin-film cells capable of powering micro-electromechanical systems. Lithium Batteries: Markets and Materials provides an overview of the market for lithium batteries and related materials. An examination of the six commercial and developmental lithium battery types, nearly 30 commercialized electrode couples, and more than 1,000 specific designs is also included. (October 2013)
The global market for thin-film batteries (TFB) is growing rapidly with the increasing demand for thin, small-footprint, and flexible devices within various industries. Increased market penetration of TFBs is being facilitated by the growing demand for small-footprint TFB devices with increased storage capacity and also by the adoption of mass-production thin-film fabrication methods that allow for higher throughput and lower unit prices. Global Markets and Technologies for Thin-Film Batteries provides an overview of the global market for thin-film batteries, which are fabricated using thin-film technologies such as sputtering, pulsed laser deposition, CVD, and sol-gel deposition. (August 2013)
An environmentally friendly alternative to dependency on hydrocarbon-based fuels, proton exchange membrane fuel cells have become an increasingly attractive power source for transportation, stationary distributive power, and portable electronic products. They are also providing a cost-effective alternative to lithium ion/polymer-based batteries. Materials for Proton Exchange Membranes and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for PEM Fuel Cells provides an overview of the global market for materials for proton exchange membranes and membrane electrode assemblies for PEM fuel cells. (May 2013)
Advanced battery technologies are key to how electronic devices are used in a variety of markets, including portable computers, mobile devices, hybrid cars, and other plug-in vehicles. Consequently technical advances aimed at increasing battery storage capacity and reducing unit weight is a key driver for the market. Large and Advanced Battery Technology and Markets provides an overview of the market for large and advanced battery technology, with discussion of first-generation, next-generation, specialty, and developmental systems. (February 2013)
This report will provide an overview of the global market for air-electrode batteries, including market size estimates and forecasts for all major market segments through 2018. (January 2014)
This report will provide an overview of the electric vehicles and power sources market, including market size estimates and forecasts for the global market and all major market segments through 2018. (January 2014)