; Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market Size, Industry Share, Forecast, 2032

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market: Segmented: By Components (Electrode, Membrane, Balance of system, Balance of stack), By Application (Portable, Stationary, Transportation) By Type (Serpentine Flow Field Design, Parallel Flow Field Design) And Region - Global Analysis of Market Size, Share & Trends For 2021-2022 And Forecasts To 2032

Published on: Nov-2022
Report Code: FG CHM 01281
No. of Pages: 170 - 350
Report Format: PDF

[170+ Pages Research Report] Direct Methanol Fuel Cell market to surpass USD 675.9 million by 2032 from USD 175.6 million in 2021 at a CAGR of 13.1% in the coming years, i.e., 2022-32. 

Product Overview

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) is a device used for the conversion of electrochemical energy which transforms the chemical energy of liquid Methanol into Electrical energy directly without any mechanical interventions or moving parts thus making it a productive source of power. Large-scale capitalization, increased use of transportation (especially electric vehicles), and fast-charging portable products are facilitating the demand for direct methanol fuel cells in various countries and thereby fuelling the demand for DMFC in the global market. Due to the benefits of rapid recharging and high energy density, Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) technology has the potential to succeed in the developing market for portable electronic devices as a top player.

Market Highlights

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell market is expected to project a notable CAGR of 13.1% in 2032

The DMFC is a wonder of miniaturization that is a high-powered, lightweight & long-lasting performer. These fuel cells lead the field in fuel cell systems for off-grid power & mobile applications for IT/ Critical Communication / Sensors/ Optronics/ Auxiliary Power etc.

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Market: Segment

Electrode Component segment is expected to grow with a higher CAGR during 2022-32

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Market is classified based on the Components into Electrode, Membrane, Balance of system, and Balance of the stack. Electrode Component holds the largest market share during the forecast period.  Electrodes are used to achieve a sufficient rate of reaction at low temperatures. The fuel cell technology generates power by reforming pure methanol as fuel. The material is usually combined with water and is fed directly to catalyst components. Due to this, they do not possess any storage problems and methanol has a higher energy density, owing to easy transportation.

Portable Segment is expected to grow with a higher CAGR during 2022-32

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Market is classified based on the Application into Portable, Stationary, and Transportation. Portable has very significant applications holding the largest market share. Portables are majorly under the development stage. As DMFC can work at low temperatures, it is possible to store liquid on board, which acts as a major parameter for ion-run transportation. Therefore, the portable segment will be growing during the forecast period.

Market Dynamics

Drivers

Increased Awareness about Clean Energy

The Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Market is experiencing significant growth due to the increased awareness about clean energy and demand for zero-emission energy sources. Furthermore, stringent environmental regulations would act as a catalyst in driving the demand in this market, as the regulations would likely compel countries to shift their primary energy mix towards cleaner fuels, such as fuel cells. Several Government initiatives are further expected to drive the market for clean technology to reduce dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuel.

The rise in the Consumer Base of Portable Electronic Devices

The market is growing primarily due to the growing investments in fuel cell technologies, the massive rise in the consumer base of portable electronic devices, and the growing demand for long-lasting power supplies. The need for longer battery life and higher performance along with rapidly growing consumption of personal electronic products and the ease of use for all sorts of portable electronics are projected to support the direct methanol fuel cell market.

Restraint

Technical Limitations and Expensive Research & Development

Technical limitations and expensive Research & Development initiatives are anticipated to oppose the direct methanol fuel cell market over the years. Furtherly high catalyst cost, high cost compared to lithium-ion batteries and an insufficiency of fuel distribution network, operational constraints along with the availability of other fuel cell systems hamper the growth of the market.

Recent Developments
  • In January 2021, the DMFC car was released by Ronald Gumpert.
  • Blue world Technologies collaborates with a shanghai based personal mobility provider AIRWAYS, to develop a methanol fuel cell system.

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Market: Key Players
  • Blue World Technologies ApS

Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, SWOT Analysis

  • Fujikura Ltd.
  • SFC Energy AG
  • MeOH Power Inc.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Roland Gumpert
  • DuPont Fuel Cell
  • Samsung SDI Co. Ltd.
  • Neah Power Systems Inc.
  • Idatech LLC
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • Hitachi Ltd.
  • MTI Micro Fuel cell Inc.
  • Polyfuel Inc.
  • Ultracell Corporation
  • Other prominent players

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Market: Regions

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cells market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. The Asia Pacific region holds the largest market share. The growth is attributed to the decision of countries to reduce the uses of nuclear energy thereby paving path for alternative sources of energy, adoption rate of electric vehicles in the region is anticipated to supplement direct Methanol Fuel Cells market share over the analysis period. Furthermore, North America is expected to grow its market rate during the forecast as the government is to provide incentives for the adoption of fuel cell technology

Impact of Covid-19 on Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market

Globally the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of the market by slowing down production as well as consumption. Several projects were delayed leading to operational difficulties and disruptions in economic activities also caused a huge loss. Though this sector has not faced losses but surely Covid-19 had a negative impact on the DMFC market.

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia and Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa and Rest of MENA

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market report also contains analysis on:

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market Segments:

  • By Component 
    • Electrode
    • Membrane
    • Balance of System
    • Balance of Stack
  • By Application
    • Portable
    • Stationary
    • Transportation
  • By Type
    • Serpentine Flow Field Design
    • Parallel Flow Field Design 
  • Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market Dynamics
  • Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies Involved in the Market
  • Value Chain of the Market
  • Market Drivers and Restraints

Global Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Market Report Scope and Segmentation

Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2021 USD 175.6 million
Revenue forecast in 2032 USD 675.9 million
Growth Rate

CAGR of 13.1% from 2022 to 2032

Base year for estimation 2021
Quantitative units Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Report coverage Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Segments covered Component, Application, Type, and Region
Regional scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Key companies profiled Blue World Technologies ApS,  Fujikura Ltd., SFC Energy AG, MeOH Power Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Roland Gumpert, DuPont Fuel Cell, Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Neah Power Systems Inc., Idatech LLC, Sharp Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Hitachi Ltd., MTI Micro Fuel cell Inc., Polyfuel Inc., Ultracell Corporation and Other Prominent Players

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell market to surpass USD 675.9 million by 2032 from USD 175.6 million in 2021 at a CAGR of 13.1% in the coming years, i.e., 2022-32.

Blue World Technologies ApS, Fujikura Ltd., SFC Energy AG, MeOH Power Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Roland Gumpert, DuPont Fuel Cell, Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., Neah Power Systems Inc., Idatech LLC, Sharp Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Hitachi Ltd., MTI Micro Fuel cell Inc., Polyfuel Inc., Ultracell Corporation

Electrode Component segment is expected to grow with a higher CAGR during 2022-32 and Portable Segment is expected to grow with a higher CAGR during 2022-32

Drivers Increased Awareness about Clean Energy

Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) is a device used for the conversion of electrochemical energy which transforms the chemical energy of liquid Methanol into Electrical energy directly without any mechanical interventions or moving parts thus making it a productive source of power.

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