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Advances in Fuel Cell Unveil New Challenges -- Can PEM Technology Resolve Unforeseen Issues?


December 15th, 2010

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "Materials for Proton Exchange Membranes and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for PEM Fuel Cells" by BCC Research.

The proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell has been identified as a "practical solution" to many of the environmental consequences facing society and the world. However, as advances in fuel cell technology are carried out, sometimes they reveal even more unmet challenges. Experts are slowly realizing that a sole dependence on hydrocarbon fuels is not an economically viable option. In contrast, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells may play a crucial role in improving energy security, recovering the environment, reducing urban pollution, and creating manufacturing jobs as the technology continues to progress. Additionally, they can also offer a cost-effective and performance-driven substitute to advanced batteries. BCCs analysis in this study focuses on three main components of the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC): (1) Membranes; (2) Gaseous diffusion layers and bipolar plates; and (3) Catalysts and inks. Of these three components, polymer membranes can be considered the heart of the fuel cell due to its electrolyte nature.

BCC Researchs new 319-page report contains:

  • An overview of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell
  • Membrane electrode assemblies
  • MEA, gaseous diffusion layers and bipolar plates
  • Catalysts and inks
  • Industry structure and competitive aspects


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