Fuel Cells Market
SHARE
PUBLISHED: 2022 ID: SMRC21791
SHARE

Fuel Cells Market Forecasts to 2028 – Global Analysis By Type (Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC), Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC), Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)), Application (Stationary, Portable, Transport) and By Geography

4.2 (68 reviews)
4.2 (68 reviews)
Published: 2022 ID: SMRC21791

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market
Loading...

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Fuel Cells Market is accounted for $413.54 million in 2022 and is expected to reach $1,532.66 million by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 24.4% during the forecast period. A fuel cell is a device that generates electricity by a chemical reaction. Every fuel cell has two electrodes called, respectively, the anode and cathode. The reactions that produce electricity take place at the electrodes.

Passenger cars are the most numerous road vehicle type using the hydrogen fuel cell technology. As of 2020, there were 25,932 such vehicles registered. Coming in second, but by a wide margin, were buses, with 5,648 of them being fueled by hydrogen. Electric vehicles will prevail in the future of the passenger vehicle industry. Hydrogen fuel cells, in this case, allow an alternative means of electricity generation when the hydrogen stored in the vehicle comes into contact with an electrochemical cell. Fuel cell electric vehicles produce tailpipe emissions consisting only of water, making them an attractive option for the future of the industry.

Market Dynamics:

Driver:

Increasing research activities


The majority of the global R&D activities are focused on the development of and advances in fuel cell-powered vehicles, which is expected to fuel the market. In recent years, research and product development activities pertaining to utilities and UAVs for the defense sector, along with portable power generation units, have also increased at a significant pace. The high focus of the governments worldwide on the utilization of clean energy sources has led to an increase in the overall investments in generating electricity using fuel cells. Thus, the increase in investments boosts the growth of the advances in fuel cells market at present, as well as in the near future.

Restraint:

Lack of supporting infrastructure


Fuel cell operations depend highly on hydrogen. Hydrogen infrastructure includes hydrogen production, storage, transportation, and distribution. Once hydrogen is produced, it needs to be distributed. It can be sent to point-of-use either through pipelines or through different means of transportation. The commercial roll-out of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles depends on the availability of hydrogen fuel pumps. Most parts of the world lack the infrastructure necessary for the delivery of hydrogen. According to industry experts, the number of hydrogen filling stations for vehicles in these regions would increase over a decade. The limited infrastructure of hydrogen fueling can impact the future demand for hydrogen generation by fuel cell-powered vehicles. Heavy investment and intensive support by public and private entities would be required to develop hydrogen fueling stations. Thus, the absence of supporting infrastructure hinders the growth of the hydrogen-based fuel cells technology market at present.

Opportunity:

Fuel flexibility


Fuel cells generate energy from fuels such as methanol and natural gas and produce heat and water. The type of fuel required for operations depends not only on the type of the membrane but also on the type of catalyst used in the fuel cell. Some fuel cells based on the proton-exchange membrane (PEM) require pure hydrogen for operations, while others are fuel-flexible, thereby providing ease of operation to users. For instance, phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFCs), solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), alkaline fuel cells (AFCs), and direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) can operate properly without the availability of pure hydrogen. Fuel flexibility refers to the operational capability of these fuel cells that are widely and easily available in conventional or non-conventional fuels. This is projected to present lucrative opportunities for manufacturers in the advances in fuel cell technology market and encourage advancements even when there is a lack of availability of pure hydrogen.

Threat:

Decreasing cost of batteries


As novel technologies are gaining momentum for power generation, the use of batteries has also increased for providing off-grid and grid energy storage, which is supported by the decreasing cost of batteries. All these factors collectively pose challenges for key players in the advances in fuel cell technology market.

Covid-19 Impact

Quick refilling and range are superior to battery-powered electric vehicles but given the current cost differences and a dramatic economic downturn due to COVID-19, timeline setbacks for large-scale adoption of hydrogen fuel cell consumer vehicles are likely. The same may not be the case for fleet vehicles, though. While automotive manufacturers closely watch for changes to emissions regulations, the pandemic presents both challenges and opportunities

The transport segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The transport segment is growing significantly because of the widespread usage of fuel cell technology in heavy-duty operations such as public transport in regions such as Asia Pacific, which is likely to boost demand for the transport segment of the advances in fuel cell technology market during the forecast period. Increasing research & development activities in Europe to develop hybrid vehicles powered by hydrogen are likely to drive the growth of the segment.

The fuel cell vehicles segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The growing demand for reducing carbon emissions has given an excellent opportunity to fuel cell-powered vehicles, which is likely to boost the advances in fuel cell technology market.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share owing to the ENE-FARM program in Japan, which has driven the use of PEMFCs and SOFCs for micro-CHP applications in the country. Moreover, supporting policies and plans for fuel cell systems for transportation application in China and South Korea have fueled the growth of the fuel cell market in the region. Growing funding programs from government and private institutions including Credit Suisse, DOE, among others along with surging deployment of FCEVs will significantly boost the fuel cell market growth. For instance, the South Korean government introduced a policy, Fuel Cell Vehicle 10 Percent Era to achieve its 2030 target, wherein 10% of the total new car sales should be FCEVs.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR due to the presence of supporting policies to limit carbon footprint in the region coupled with the availability of funds for the research & development related to fuel cells. Furthermore, the presence of vendors such as Bloom Energy has driven the installation of fuel cells for stationary applications in the U.S. in sectors such as data centers, sports stadiums, and commercial buildings.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Fuel Cells Market include Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power System, Cummins, Bloom Energy, Fuelcell Energy, Ballard Power Systems, Aisin Seiki Energy, Doosan Fuel Cell America, AFC Energy, SFC Energy, Plug Power, Nuvera, Intelligent Energy, Horizon Fuel Cell, and Hydrogenics.

Key developments:

In October 2019: SFC Energy signed a contract with Aurorahut, a Finnish company. Under the agreement, AuroraHut integrates the EFOY fuel cell into its new all-season igloo houseboats for highly personalized vacations. The fuel cell is a fully automatic, silent, and environmentally friendly power source in all igloos.

In October 2019: Ballard Power signed a contract with Berlin-based BEHALA. Under the contract, Ballard Power will be supplying three FCveloCity 100 kilowatt (kW) fuel cell modules. The fuel cells would be installed on the world’s first zero-emission push boat, named Elektra. The push boat will be used primarily to transport goods between Berlin and Hamburg and within Berlin.

In March 2019: Plug Power launched a new product to enhance its line-up for hydrogen-based fuel cells. ProGen 30kW engine provides a cost-effective solution to meet the needs of today’s electric vehicle (EV) use-case, including high utilization, extended runtimes, and reliable performance in harsh environments, rapid fueling, and zero emissions. ProGen industry-leading products make it simple for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to adopt sustainable fuel cell power.

In October 2018: Hydrogenics opened a new facility in Carlsbad, California. The facility would majorly aim at the integration of hydrogen fuel cell systems into heavy-duty truck and bus platforms for customers in California. The inception of this manufacturing facility helped Hydrogenics in strengthening its position in the US market.

Types Covered:
• Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC)
• Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC)
• Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)
• Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC)
• Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC)
• Proton Exchange Memberane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)
• Molten Cabonate Fuel Cell (MCFC)
• Solid Acid Fuel Cell
• Regenerative Fuel Cell – Redox
• Up Flow Microbial Fuel Cell (UMFC)
• Metal Hydride Fuel Cell
• Direct-ethanol Fuel Cell
• Protonic Ceramic Fuel Cell
• Electro-galvanic Fuel Cell
• Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cell (DFAFC)
• Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
• Magnesium-Air Fuel Cell
• Microbial Fuel Cell
• Reformed Methanol Fuel Cell
• Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (TSOFC)
• Direct Carbon Fuel Cell
• Zinc-air Battery
• Alkaline Fuel Cell
• Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell
• Enzymatic Biofuel Cells

Applications Covered:
• Stationary
• Portable
• Transport

End Users Covered:
• Automobiles
• Fuel Cell Vehicles
• Utilities
• Defense
• Hybrid Vehicles
• Electronics
• Fueling Stations
• Small Heating Appliances
• Submarines
• Lifts
• Food Preservation
• Boats

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o UAE
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

Free Customization Offerings:
All the customers of this report will be entitled to receive one of the following free customization options:
• Company Profiling
o Comprehensive profiling of additional market players (up to 3)
o SWOT Analysis of key players (up to 3)
• Regional Segmentation
o Market estimations, Forecasts and CAGR of any prominent country as per the client's interest (Note: Depends on feasibility check)
• Competitive Benchmarking
o Benchmarking of key players based on product portfolio, geographical presence, and strategic alliances

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary      
        
2 Preface       
 2.1 Abstract      
 2.2 Stake Holders     
 2.3 Research Scope     
 2.4 Research Methodology    
  2.4.1 Data Mining    
  2.4.2 Data Analysis    
  2.4.3 Data Validation    
  2.4.4 Research Approach    
 2.5 Research Sources     
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources   
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources   
  2.5.3 Assumptions    
        
3 Market Trend Analysis     
 3.1 Introduction     
 3.2 Drivers      
 3.3 Restraints      
 3.4 Opportunities     
 3.5 Threats      
 3.6 Application Analysis     
 3.7 End User Analysis     
 3.8 Emerging Markets     
 3.9 Impact of Covid-19     
        
4 Porters Five Force Analysis     
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers    
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers    
 4.3 Threat of substitutes     
 4.4 Threat of new entrants    
 4.5 Competitive rivalry     
        
5 Global Fuel Cells Market, By Type    
 5.1 Introduction     
 5.2 Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC)    
 5.3 Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC)    
 5.4 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)    
 5.5 Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC)   
 5.6 Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC)    
 5.7 Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC)   
 5.8 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC)   
 5.9 Solid Acid Fuel Cell     
 5.10 Regenerative Fuel Cell – Redox    
 5.11 Up Flow Microbial Fuel Cell (UMFC)   
 5.12 Metal Hydride Fuel Cell    
 5.13 Direct-ethanol Fuel Cell    
 5.14 Protonic Ceramic Fuel Cell    
 5.15 Electro-galvanic Fuel Cell    
 5.16 Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cell (DFAFC)   
 5.17 Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell    
 5.18 Magnesium-Air Fuel Cell    
 5.19 Microbial Fuel Cell     
 5.20 Reformed Methanol Fuel Cell    
 5.21 Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (TSOFC)   
 5.22 Direct Carbon Fuel Cell    
 5.23 Zinc-air Battery     
 5.24 Alkaline Fuel Cell     
 5.25 Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell    
 5.26 Enzymatic Biofuel Cells    
        
6 Global Fuel Cells Market, By Application    
 6.1 Introduction     
 6.2 Stationary     
 6.3 Portable      
 6.4 Transport      
        
7 Global Fuel Cells Market, By End User    
 7.1 Introduction     
 7.2 Automobiles     
 7.3 Fuel Cell Vehicles     
 7.4 Utilities      
 7.5 Defense      
 7.6 Hybrid Vehicles     
 7.7 Electronics     
 7.8 Fueling Stations     
 7.9 Small Heating Appliances    
 7.10 Submarines     
 7.11 Lifts      
 7.12 Food Preservation     
 7.13 Boats      
        
8 Global Fuel Cells Market, By Geography    
 8.1 Introduction     
 8.2 North America     
  8.2.1 US     
  8.2.2 Canada     
  8.2.3 Mexico     
 8.3 Europe      
  8.3.1 Germany     
  8.3.2 UK     
  8.3.3 Italy     
  8.3.4 France     
  8.3.5 Spain     
  8.3.6 Rest of Europe    
 8.4 Asia Pacific     
  8.4.1 Japan     
  8.4.2 China     
  8.4.3 India     
  8.4.4 Australia     
  8.4.5 New Zealand    
  8.4.6 South Korea    
  8.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific    
 8.5 South America     
  8.5.1 Argentina     
  8.5.2 Brazil     
  8.5.3 Chile     
  8.5.4 Rest of South America   
 8.6 Middle East & Africa     
  8.6.1 Saudi Arabia    
  8.6.2 UAE     
  8.6.3 Qatar     
  8.6.4 South Africa    
  8.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa   
        
9 Key Developments      
 9.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures 
 9.2 Acquisitions & Mergers    
 9.3 New Product Launch     
 9.4 Expansions     
 9.5 Other Key Strategies     
        
10 Company Profiling      
 10.1 Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation  
 10.2 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power System   
 10.3 Cummins      
 10.4 Bloom Energy     
 10.5 Fuelcell Energy     
 10.6 Ballard Power Systems    
 10.7 Aisin Seiki Energy     
 10.8 Doosan Fuel Cell America    
 10.9 AFC Energy     
 10.10 SFC Energy     
 10.11 Plug Power     
 10.12 Nuvera      
 10.13 Intelligent Energy     
 10.14 Horizon Fuel Cell     
 10.15 Hydrogenics     
        
List of Tables       
1 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)  
2 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Type (2020-2028) ($MN)  
3 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Solid Acid Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN) 
11 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Regenerative Fuel Cell – Redox (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Up Flow Microbial Fuel Cell (UMFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Metal Hydride Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Direct-ethanol Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Protonic Ceramic Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Electro-galvanic Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Direct Formic Acid Fuel Cell (DFAFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Magnesium-Air Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Microbial Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN) 
21 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Reformed Methanol Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (TSOFC) (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Direct Carbon Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Zinc-air Battery (2020-2028) ($MN) 
25 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Alkaline Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN) 
26 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Enzymatic Biofuel Cells (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Application (2020-2028) ($MN) 
29 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Stationary (2020-2028) ($MN) 
30 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Portable (2020-2028) ($MN)  
31 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Transport (2020-2028) ($MN) 
32 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN) 
33 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Automobiles (2020-2028) ($MN) 
34 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Fuel Cell Vehicles (2020-2028) ($MN) 
35 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Utilities (2020-2028) ($MN)  
36 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Defense (2020-2028) ($MN)  
37 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Hybrid Vehicles (2020-2028) ($MN) 
38 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Electronics (2020-2028) ($MN) 
39 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Fueling Stations (2020-2028) ($MN) 
40 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Small Heating Appliances (2020-2028) ($MN)
41 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Submarines (2020-2028) ($MN) 
42 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Lifts (2020-2028) ($MN)  
43 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Food Preservation (2020-2028) ($MN) 
44 Global Fuel Cells Market Outlook, By Boats (2020-2028) ($MN)  
        
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

In case of any queries regarding this report, you can contact the customer service by filing the “Inquiry Before Buy” form available on the right hand side. You may also contact us through email: info@strategymrc.com or phone: +1-301-202-5929

Yes, the samples are available for all the published reports. You can request them by filling the “Request Sample” option available in this page.

Yes, you can request a sample with your specific requirements. All the customized samples will be provided as per the requirement with the real data masked.

All our reports are available in Digital PDF format. In case if you require them in any other formats, such as PPT, Excel etc you can submit a request through “Inquiry Before Buy” form available on the right hand side. You may also contact us through email: info@strategymrc.com or phone: +1-301-202-5929

We offer a free 15% customization with every purchase. This requirement can be fulfilled for both pre and post sale. You may send your customization requirements through email at info@strategymrc.com or call us on +1-301-202-5929.

We have 3 different licensing options available in electronic format.

  • Single User Licence: Allows one person, typically the buyer, to have access to the ordered product. The ordered product cannot be distributed to anyone else.
  • 2-5 User Licence: Allows the ordered product to be shared among a maximum of 5 people within your organisation.
  • Corporate License: Allows the product to be shared among all employees of your organisation regardless of their geographical location.

All our reports are typically be emailed to you as an attachment.

To order any available report you need to register on our website. The payment can be made either through CCAvenue or PayPal payments gateways which accept all international cards.

We extend our support to 6 months post sale. A post sale customization is also provided to cover your unmet needs in the report.

Request Customization

We provide a free 15% customization on every purchase. This requirement can be fulfilled for both pre and post sale. You may send your customization requirements through email at info@strategymrc.com or call us on +1-301-202-5929.

Note: This customization is absolutely free until it falls under the 15% bracket. If your requirement exceeds this a feasibility check will be performed. Post that, a quote will be provided along with the timelines.

WHY CHOOSE US ?

Assured Quality

Assured Quality

Best in class reports with high standard of research integrity

24X7 Research Support

24X7 Research Support

Continuous support to ensure the best customer experience.

Free Customization

Free Customization

Adding more values to your product of interest.

Safe and Secure Access

Safe & Secure Access

Providing a secured environment for all online transactions.

Trusted by 600+ Brands

Trusted by 600+ Brands

Serving the most reputed brands across the world.

Testimonials