Fuel Cell Materials: United States
This report forecasts US fuel cell materials demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total demand is segmented by material in terms of metals, ceramics, polymers, carbon/graphite, and chemicals and other materials. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFCs), and other fuel cells.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided at five-year intervals for 2002, 2007, and 2012; the various segments are reported for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines materials and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on demand by function and technology trends.
A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material and application segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.
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