Global Stationary Fuel Cells

Date: August 1, 2012
Pages: 110
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Publisher: Aruvian's R'search
Report type: Strategic Report
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Global Stationary Fuel Cells
Fuel cells have been promoted as the next technological leap in the area of power production and the reason for the excitement around this technology is primarily because of the fact that they carry the potential to replace the traditional combustion-based electric generating technologies in both mobile and stationary applications.

In terms of the fuel that is used, they can operate on any hydrogen-rich fuel, whether renewable or fossil. Another reason why they are attractive is that in this era of climate change and rising warmness about green house gases emission, and carbon footprint, the emissions profile of the technology is very attractive. There are negligible sulfur and nitrogen emissions produced during operation. Industrialization requires sustainable, highly efficient energy, and as the world is seriously looking at replacing fossil fuel generation with clean, renewable energy, the future for fuel cells look’s very bright and promising.

In terms of the market potential, it is predicted that sales revenues for recreational vehicles (US and Europe), wireless telecoms back-up (US) and mid-sized distributed generation (US and Europe). These are all applications in which adoption of fuel cell solutions require little or no change in consumer habits or infrastructure.

A growing number of global corporations are becoming involved in fuel cells, both as developers and strategic partners. Increasingly, large established manufacturers, such as DuPont, 3M and Johnson Matthey, are positioning themselves to become world suppliers of fuel cell components.

Most of the world's largest automotive manufacturers including GM, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai and Honda have also recognized the importance of early fuel cell commercialization and are involved in the development of stationary fuel cells as a means of building their overall capacity in automotive fuel cell applications for the longer term.

Aruvian’s R’search analyzes the market for stationary fuel cells worldwide along with an analysis of the major players in the market.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

B. LEARNING ABOUT FUEL CELLS

B.1 Background
B.2 Stationary Fuel Cell Systems
  B.2.1 Use in Telecommunications
  B.2.2 Use in Landfills/Wastewater Treatment Plants/Breweries
B.3 Transportation Fuel Cell Systems
  B.3.1 Use in Cars
  B.3.2 Use in Buses
  B.3.3 Use in Scooters
  B.3.4 Use in Forklifts/Materials Handling
  B.3.5 Use in Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)
  B.3.6 Use in Trains
  B.3.7 Use in Planes
B.3.8 Use in Boats
B.4 Fuel Cells in Portable Power
B.5 Fuel Cells in Micro Power
B.6 Present Market Growth
B.7 Growing Interest in Fuel Cells
B.8 Fuel Infrastructure
B.9 Current Status of the Technology
B.10 Stationary Applications that will Serve the DG Market
  B.10.1 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
    B.10.1.1 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology
    B.10.1.2 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell History
    B.10.1.3 Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications
  B.10.2 Alkali Fuel Cell
    B.10.2.1 Alkali Fuel Cell Technology
    B.10.2.2 Alkali Fuel Cell History
  B.10.3 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell
    B.10.3.1 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Technology
    B.10.3.2 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell History
    B.10.3.3 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell Applications
  B.10.4 Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell
    B.10.4.1 Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell Technology
    B.10.4.2 Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell History
  B.10.5 PEM Fuel Cell
    B.10.5.1 PEM Fuel Cell Technology
    B.10.5.2 PEM Fuel Cell History
    B.10.5.3 PEM Fuel Cell Applications
B.11 Fuel Cell Technology Description and Market Applicability

C. FUEL CELLS 101

C.1 How they Work?
C.2 Fuel Cell Components
  C.2.1 Fuel Cell Stack
    C.2.1.1 Electrolyte
    C.2.1.2 Electrode
    C.2.1.3 Catalyst
    C.2.1.4 Current Collectors
    C.2.1.5 Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA)
    C.2.1.6 Bipolar Plates or Separator Plates
    C.2.1.7 Manifolds
    C.2.1.8 Heat Exchangers
  C.2.2 Fuel Processing
    C.2.2.1 Reformer
    C.2.2.2 Steam Reformation
    C.2.2.3 Partial Oxidation
    C.2.2.4 Auto-thermal
    C.2.2.5 Other – e.g., Cyclic
  C.2.3 Power Conversion and Electronics
    C.2.3.1 General Power Electronics Capabilities
    C.2.3.2 Balance of Plant
    C.2.3.3 Filters
    C.2.3.4 Seals and Gaskets
    C.2.3.5 Valves
    C.2.3.6 Spray Nozzles
  C.3 Types of Fuel Cells
  C.3.1 Alkaline Fuel Cells
  C.3.2 Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells
  C.3.3 Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells
  C.3.4 Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
  C.3.5 Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
  C.3.6 Direct Methanol Fuel Cell
C.4 Fuel for Fuel Cells
C.5 Fuel Cell Applications
  C.5.1 Large Stationary
  C.5.2 Small Stationary
  C.5.3 Portable
  C.5.4 Military
  C.5.5 Transportation
C.6 Fuel Cell Advantages
  C.6.1 Advantages – Disadvantages
  C.6.2 Environmental Acceptability
  C.6.3 High Efficiencies
  C.6.4 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) or Combined Cooling, Heat and Power (CCHP) Capability
  C.6.5 Reliability
  C.6.6 Power Quality
  C.6.7 Permitting Ease
  C.6.8 Modularity
  C.6.9 Distributed Generation
C.7 The Technology
  C.7.1 Technology – Electrolysis

D. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FUEL CELLS

E. CHALLENGES FACING THE INDUSTRY

E.1 Cost Reduction
E.2 Fuel Reforming
E.3 Reforming Technologies
  E.3.1 Steam Reforming
  E.3.2 Partial Oxidation Reforming
  E.3.3 Autothermal Reforming
E.4 Fuel Flexibility
E.5 System Integration
E.6 Endurance and Reliability
E.7 Infrastructure
  E.7.1 Fuel Infrastructure
  E.7.1 Human Resource Infrastructure
E.8 Non-Technical Barriers
  E.8.1 Other Issues: Government Regulation, Insurance, etc.

F. FUEL CELL SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION

G. NET METERING OF FUEL CELL SYSTEMS

H. FUEL CELL VEHICLES FOR STATIONARY POWER

I. LOOKING AT MARKET FACTS

I.1 Investment Activity
I.2 Market Drivers
  I.2.1 Automotive Sector
  I.2.2 Small and Large Stationary Sector
  I.2.3 Portable Sector
  I.2.4 Military Sector
I.3 Market Developments

J. OPPORTUNITIES, STRATEGIES, AND FORECASTS, 2006 TO 2012

K. STATIONARY POWER

L. MAJOR PLAYERS

L.1 Altergy
L.2 ClearEdge Power
L.3 Ebara Ballard
L.4 Eneos Celltech
L.5 Hydrogenics
L.6 IdaTech
L.7 Matsushita
L.8 P21
L.9 Plug Power
L.10 Toshiba FCP

M. GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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