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Investment Opportunity in Fuel Cells

  • February 2014
  • 55 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2017097


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Innovations in Reliability and Efficiency are Revolutionizing Energy Independence

This research service focuses on the investment and funding patterns in fuel cell companies globally. The study identifies historical trends in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs), and phosphoric acid fuel cells (PAFCs) and the probable criteria that investors use when analyzing if they should go ahead with an investment decision. The study also provides the future outlook of what companies can expect in terms of future patterns in funding. Key findings include patterns in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), federal funding, and venture capital funding, and important aspects that companies should focus on in order to capture the investor's attention.

Key Findings

Frost & Sullivan identified the following key trends and developments in the fuel cell industry.

The fuel cell market has huge growth opportunity with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) hovering around X%. Major application areas include residential, automotive, telecom, and utilities.
Merger and acquisition (M&A) prospects are likely even as technology is becoming a key differentiator.
PEMFCs are the growing fastest segment. Research and development (R&D) leaders such as Germany, United States, and Japan are focusing on investment themes like improved efficiency through better catalysts and membranes.
Companies need to focus on enhanced operations to reduce payback periods.
New generation devices will integrate smart applications with fuel cells to increase energy efficiency.

Scope and Definitions

Aims and Objectives of the Study
•To provide an investment analysis of the fuel cells market over the course of the next decade and beyond.
•To provide insight into growth opportunities with a concise analysis of what constitutes excellence in a financial management strategy in the fuel cells market.


The fuel cells market is classified into X segments in this analysis: solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), and phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC).
The industry is studied in terms of its growth over the last few years and the fundamental challenges that face the industry.
Each segment is further studied in terms of its attractiveness to investors in the financial analysis section to understand the interest evinced by IPO investors, venture capitalists, asset management firms, and the possibility of mergers and acquisitions (M&As). The conclusion to this study consists of opinions and recommendations to fund managers, retail investors, and other members of the investing community.
This study is supported by comprehensive interviews with the top-level management of fuel cell companies globally. In addition, extensive secondary research on market trends has been conducted to support the analysis.

Introduction to Fuel Cells

Fuel cells produce power through a chemical reaction of hydrogen, methanol, natural gas, and other gaseous substances.
Fuel cells are classified into X categories based on their application: portable, stationary, and transportation cells. Portable fuel cells run portable lighting systems, stationary power units provide electricity in buildings, and transportation applications include providing fuel for propelling vehicles.
While stationary fuel cells can be attached to the grid, they may also be run as off-grid independent systems. Usually, the off-grid systems are a minimum capacity of Xkilowatt (kW). Systems lower than X kW capacities are normally used as UPS for power back-up.
This research largely focuses on the investment patterns and opportunities for growth in the global stationary fuel cells market.

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