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Worldwide Nanotechnology Portable Fuel Cell Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2009-2015

Published Date : 10 January 2009 Pages : 381 Add to Cart - Worldwide Nanotechnology Portable Fuel Cell Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2009-2015
     

Portable fuel cells are poised to achieve significant growth as units become smaller and fuels less expensive. According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, “Economies of scale do not entirely solve the inherent high costs of high grade metallic catalysts used in micro fuel cells. Nanotechnology is poised to provide new ways to create advanced materials that can be used to implement portable fuel cells. More catalyst price reductions are needed to make portable fuel cells competitive with thin film batteries. Portable fuel cells are useful in cities to power bicycles and for advanced multimedia electronics that draws a lot of power.”

Most of the developing world, where energy and environmental problems abound, still gets around on 2 wheels. 2% of the 1.5 billion population in China owns a car. Cities have started banning the use of 2-stroke engine motorcycles in favor of LPG scooters and electric bicycles.

19 million electric bicycles were purchased in 2008. The trend is expected to continue. As more people need to travel further each year, fuel cells take on a role in short distance travel. As economies evolve, fuel cells provide a role for green energy. Purchasing power constraints and air pollution issues stimulate the need for low cost, zero carbon transportation solutions.

Portable fuel cell vendors are strategically positioned to develop and implement solutions. Technology costs continue to decrease. Practical fuel solutions continue to develop. Experiments with portable fuel cell products are starting to take place in various parts of the world.

Nanotechnology is being used to implement a variety of portable fuel cell solutions. Many different nanotechnology techniques are being explored. One is of a silicon structure, approximately 400 microns deep, much thicker than the 10-micron depth of a membrane in a traditional PEM-based cell. This design is expected to enable a much larger reaction surface area, enabling high power in a small form-factor.

To compress more power into smaller volumes, researchers have begun to build fuel cells on the fuzzy frontier of nanotechnology. Silicon etching, evaporation, and other processes borrowed from chip manufacturers have been used to create tightly packed channel arrays to guide the flow of fuel through the cell.

The point is to pack a large catalytic surface area into a wafer-thin volume. This approach is evolving, going beyond two-dimensional aspects to gain more surface area. Methods improve the performance of nano-scale fuel cells.

Three-dimensional structures improve current electrocatalysts that have traditionally been expressed on a flat surface. Two dimensional catalysts give hundreds of microamps per square centimeter, while three dimensional catalysts increase the surface area by orders of magnitude.

Fuel channels are evolving in ready-made in a commonly available, porous alumina filters costing only about $1. The filter is riddled with neat, cylindrical holes only 200 nanometers in diameter, and was initially used in labs as a template for the growth of nanowires.

Nanowires can be grown in a platinum-copper alloy, then dissolving the copper by soaking the filter in nitric acid creates electrodes. In place of a solid nanowire, each hole is left with a porous platinum electrode. The partially dissolved wires are structurally complex, as befits their random nature, and have an enormous surface area for their size.

The market size for portable fuel cell power at $80.1 million in 2008 is estimated to reach $4.4 billion dollars by 2015. Existing markets are from mobile homes and PCs used remotely. Strong growth comes as hybrid fuel cell systems evolve to support thin film batteries. The fuel will come from renewable energy sources.
 

 

 

NANOTECHNOLOGY PORTABLE FUEL CELL MARKET SHARES AND MARKET FORECASTS
Portable Fuel Cell Markets
Nanotechnology Implements Portable Fuel Cell Solutions
Portable Fuel Cell Market Driving Forces
Availability Of Fuel Cell Infrastructure
Portable Fuel Cell Market Shares
Portable Fuel Cell Market Forecasts
1. MARKET DESCRIPTION AND MARKET DYNAMICS
1.1 Nanotechnology for Fuel Cells
1.1.1 Nanotechnology Channel Arrays
1.1.2 Nanoparticles Of Platinum
1.1.3 Fuel Cell Nanotechnology Applications
1.1.4 Alternative Catalyst Solutions
1.1.5 Nano Metals And Alloys
1.2 Hydrogen Nano-scale Research
1.2.1 Hydrogen Fuel Cells
1.3 Portable Fuel Cell Power Digital Devices
1.3.1 Size of Prototype Laptop Fuel Cell
1.4 Fuel Cell Description
1.4.1 Fuel Cell Efficiency
1.4.2 Fuel Cell Electrochemical Converter -- Clean Energy
1.4.3 DMFC Fuel Cells
1.4.4 DMFC Small Fuel Cells
1.4.5 Portable Fuel Cell Hours Of Operation And Power Degradation
1.4.6 Cathode Catalysts
1.4.7 Micro Fuel Cell Description
1.5 United States Has Approved The Use Of Some Micro Fuel Cells In Airplanes
1.5.1 Market Opportunity for Micro Fuel Cell Products
1.5.2 Military As A Micro Fuel Cell Target Market
1.5.3 Portable Fuel Cell Portable Medical Equipment
1.5.4 Portable Fuel Cell High End Laptop Computer Market
1.5.5 Portable Fuel Cell Consumer Electronics Portable Power Source
1.5.6 Portable Fuel Cell Laptop Computer Power Source
1.5.7 Mobile Life Fuel Cell Power
1.5.8 Persistent Computing Requires Extended Power
1.5.9 First Responders
1.5.10 Instant Recharge for Continuous Computing
1.5.11 RV Recreational Micro Fuel Cell Markets
1.6 Fuel Cell Fuel Distribution and Infrastructure
1.7 Approvals From The United Nations And Related Regulatory Organizations
1.7.1 Fuel Cells Compared to Rechargeable Batteries
2. PORTABLE FUEL CELL MARKET SHARES AND MARKET FORECASTS
2.1 Portable Fuel Cell Markets
2.1.1 Availability Of Fuel Cell Infrastructure
2.2 Portable Fuel Cell Market Shares
2.2.1 Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC Fuel Cells
2.2.2 Smart Fuel Cell Products and Markets
2.2.3 Horizon
2.2.4 Angstrom
2.3 Portable Fuel Cell Market Forecasts
2.3.1 Portable Light Duty Fuel Cell Device Market Forecasts
2.3.2 Portable Light Duty Fuel Cell Cartridge Market Forecasts
2.4 High End Mobile PC / Multimedia Devices
2.4.1 Enterprise Wireless Handset Markets
2.5 Portable Light Duty Fuel Cell Prices
2.5.1 Smart Fuel Cell EFOY
2.5.2 Fuel Cell Cartridges Approved For Commercial Aircraft
2.5.3 Fuel Cell Technology Decreases The Weight Soldiers Carry
2.6 Regional Energy Demand
2.6.1 United Kingdom Leader in Carbon Offset Initiatives
2.6.2 Germany
2.6.3 Japan
2.6.4 Military Uses Of Portable Light Duty Fuel Cells
3. PORTABLE FUEL CELL PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
3.1 Smart Fuel Cell
3.1.1 Smart Fuel Cell Products and Markets
3.1.2 Smart Fuel Cell Remote Traffic Systems
3.1.3 Smart Fuel Cell Reliable Outdoor Operation
3.1.4 Smart Fuel Cell Retail
3.1.5 Smart Fuel Cell EFOY Cartridges
3.2 Horizon
3.2.1 Horizon Fuel Cell Costs
3.2.2 Horizon Developing World Positioning
3.2.3 Horizon Fuel Cell
3.2.4 Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies / Corgi
3.3 Toshiba Portege M200 Tablet PC Fuel Cells
3.3.1 Toshiba Methanol Fuel Cell for Notebook PCs
3.4 Casio Laptop Fuel Cell
3.5 Samsung Multi Layered Hydrogen Fuel Cell
3.6 Poly Fuel
3.6.1 PolyFuel Cartridges Approved For Commercial Aircraft By Regulatory Agencies
3.6.2 PolyFuel Functional Prototype Of A Notebook PC Fuel Cell Power Supply
3.7 UltraCell Products
3.7.1 UltraCell XX25 MiTAC, General Dynamics and Panasonic Homeland Security
3.8 MTI Micro
3.8.1 MTI Micro Mobion® Portable Power
3.8.2 MTI Micro / Neosolar Co-Develop Mobion® Digital Devices For Consumers
3.8.3 MTI Micro Cord-Free Rechargeable Power Pack
3.8.4 MTI Micro Mobion® Chip
3.8.5 MTI Mobion® Advantage
3.8.6 MTI Pocket Fuel Cells
3.9 Tekion
3.9.1 Tekion Hybrid Fuel Cell Technology Combined With An Advanced Lithium Ion Battery Technology
3.10 Neah Power Systems
3.10.1 Neah Power Systems Military
3.10.2 Neah Power Systems Mobile Life
3.10.3 Neah Power Systems First Responders
3.10.4 Neah Power Systems Logistics
3.10.5 Neah Solution Silicon-Based Architecture
3.10.6 Neah Power Systems Water Vapor Captured In Cartridge
3.10.7 Neah Power Military Positioning
3.11 Masterflex
3.11.1 Masterflex Cargobike
3.11.2 Masterflex Fuel Cell Electric Bicycle
3.12 Angstrom Micro Hydrogen™ Systems for Portable Power
3.12.1 Angstrom Power Micro Hydrogen™ for Device Integration
3.12.2 Motorola Mobile Devices Working With Angstrom
3.12.3 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regulations Permit Angstrom Power Devices To Be Transported In The Passenger Cabin Of Commercial Aircraft
3.12.4 Angstrom Power Run Time Impacts Rich Multimedia Devices
3.12.5 Angstrom Power Micro Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Bike Lights
3.12.6 Advantages of Angstrom Power Fuel Cell Hydrogen Refueling
3.12.7 Angstrom Power Hydrogen Storage In Metal Hydrides
3.12.8 Angstrom Power Fuel Cell Chemistry
3.12.9 Angstrom Power Refueling
3.12.10 Angstrom Benefits Of Micro Hydrogen™ Systems
3.12.11 Angstrom Micro Hydrogen Products
4. PORTABLE FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY
4.1 Significant Progress In Development of Compact Portable Fuel Cell
4.2 Medis Portable Fuel Cell Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL) listing
4.3 Comparison of PEM Based Silicon Bed DMFC
4.4 Nanowire Battery Can Hold 10 Times The Charge Of Existing Lithium-Ion Battery
4.4.1 Silicon In A Battery Swells As It Absorbs Lithium Atoms
4.4.2 Neah Solution Silicon-Based Architecture
4.4.3 Neah Water Vapor Captured in Cartridge
4.4.4 Neah Silicon Pragmatic and Scalable
4.5 PEM Fuel Cells
4.6 Solvay
4.7 SGL Technologies
4.7.1 Sigracet® Fuel Cell Components
4.8 PolyFuel Engineered Membranes For Fuel Cells
4.8.1 Fluorocarbon Membranes Based Upon The Teflon® Polymer
4.8.2 Polyfuel Hydrogen Membrane
4.9 Fuel Cell Electrochemical Reaction
4.10 Organizations With Fuel Cell Information
4.10.1 SFC Energetic Revolution powered by Smart Fuel Cell
4.11 Clean And Silent Portable Fuel Cell Power Generation By Methanol
4.12 Storing Hydrogen
4.12.1 Sodium Borohydride Storing of Hydrogen
4.12.2 Borohydride Hydrogen Generation
4.12.3 International Electrotechnical Commission Forms Working Group
4.13 PolymerElectrolyte Membrane
4.14 Sodium Borohydride Chemical Power
4.15 Bacterial Enzymes Replacement For The Platinum Catalysts
4.16 Portable Applications
4.16.1 Fuel Cell Power Packs
4.16.2 PolyFuel Honeycomb Membrane
4.16.3 Portable Electronic Fuel Cell Devices
4.16.4 Marketing Limitation Of Hydrogen Gas Or Methanol Powered Fuel Cells
4.16.5 Hitachi Compact DMFC
4.16.6 NEC Compact DMFC
4.16.7 Toshiba’s DMFC
4.16.8 Toshiba Fuel Cell
5. PORTABLE FUEL CELL COMPANY PROFILES
5.1 Altair Nanomaterials
5.1.1 Altair Nanotechnologies Partners
5.1.2 Altair Nanotechnology Power and Energy Systems
5.1.3 Altair Nanotechnology Performance Materials Division
5.1.4 Altair Nanotechnology Life Sciences
5.1.5 Altair Nanotechnology Net Losses In Each Fiscal Year
5.1.6 AlSher Titania Joint Venture With Sherwin-Williams
5.1.7 Altair Nanotechnology BAE Systems
5.1.8 Altair Nanotechnologies Faster Recharging And Discharging
5.1.9 Altair Nanotechnologies Longer Battery Life
5.1.10 Altairnano
5.2 Angstrom Power
5.2.1 Angstrom Power Portable Fuel Cell Technology
5.3 Asahi Glass
5.3.1 As

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