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PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE FUEL CELL (PEMFC) AND MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY (MEA) GLOBAL MARKET TO BE WORTH $977

MILLION IN 2015 Wellesley, Mass. In a recent release, MATERIALS FOR PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANES AND MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLIES FOR PEM FUEL CELLS (FCB035C) from BCC Research (www.bccresearch.com), the global PEMFC MEA market was $383 million in 2010. That value is projected to be $977 million in 2015, after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.6%. The global PEMFC MEA market can be broken into four segments membranes, inks and catalysts, bipolar plates/collectors, and gaseous diffusion layer (GDL) and carbon. The segment made up of membranes was valued at $200 million in 2010, and in 2015 should be worth $424 million, yielding a CAGR of 16.2%. The segment made up of inks and catalysts, worth $103 million in 2010, should rise to $354 billion in 2015 at a CAGR of 28%. The segment made up of bipolar plates/collectors was worth $50 million in 2010 and should reach a value of $130 million in 2015, a CAGR of 21.1%. The GDL and carbon segment was valued at $30 million in 2010 and should be worth $69 million in 2015, a CAGR of 18.1%. Identifiable as a practical solution to many technological and environmental problems in the world today, PEMFCs are an appropriate power source for transportation, stationary distributive power, and small-scale applications such as portable electronic products. There are huge potential profits in the fuel cell industry and these prospective gains are the main force driving technological innovation in a somewhat chaotic environment. Other market forces include consumer desire for premium portable power, limits in the power and durability of lithium ion/polymer battery technology, and impeding forces like environmental regulation. The report is intended for potential fuel cell users and makers, and can also provide valuable information to manufacturers; material suppliers; local, state and federal government entities; and anyone who is interested in the precious metals market, nanomaterials, or in alternative catalysts.

SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL PEMFC MEA MARKET, THROUGH 2015 ($ MILLIONS)

Source: BCC Research Materials for Proton Exchange Membranes and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for PEM Fuel Cells (FCB035C) Data and analysis extracted from this press release must be accompanied by a statement identifying BCC Research LLC, 49 Walnut Park, Building 2, Wellesley, MA 02481, Telephone: 866-285-7215; Email: editor@bccresearch.com as the source and publisher, along with report number, which can be found in the first paragraph of this release.