Fuel Cells: United States

This report forecasts US commercial fuel cell demand and total fuel cell spending in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total commercial demand is segmented by chemistry in terms of solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC), proton-exchange membrane (PEM), phosphoric acid fuel cell (PAFC), molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), and other chemistries. Total commercial demand is also segmented by application as follows: electric power generation, industrial stationary/motive power, motor vehicles, other transport equipment, and other applications.

To illustrate historical trends, commercial demand and total spending are provided in five-year intervals for 2002, 2007, and 2012; the various commercial demand segments are reported for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines chemistries and applications; discusses market drivers and constraints; identifies substitute products when applicable; and provides pertinent background on technology and alternate sources of power.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each chemistry 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 28-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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