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Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market - Global Industry Analysis (2017 - 2020) - Growth Trends and Market Forecast (2021 - 2025)

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Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market - Global Industry Analysis (2017 - 2020) - Growth Trends and Market Forecast (2021 - 2025)
Published: September 9, 2021
Fairfield Market Research
Content info: 110 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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The latest market intelligence of Fairfield Market Research indicates that the wastewater treatment sector will remain the prominent demand generator. While commercial fuel cells have been widely used by the transportation industry, R&D continues to be the area of interest for companies in the fuel cell space. Growing efforts toward exploring other as many areas of application as possible, and maximising the efficiency of fuel cells are uplifting the prospects of other fuel cell categories like microbial fuel cell. Projected for a strong CAGR of 9.8% over 2020 - 2025, the global microbial fuel cell (MFC) market is set to exceed the valuation of US$15 Mn by the end of forecast period.

Key Insights into Microbial Fuel Cell Market:

  • The global MFC market revenue recorded in 2020 was around US$9.76 Mn
  • Wastewater treatment, the top application area, represents the annual cost of US$28-30 Bn. This points to a massive opportunity for MFC manufacturers
  • Mediator microbial fuel cell reigned supreme over other fuel cell segments in 2020
  • Asia Pacific registered the maximum revenue share in the global microbial fuel cell market in 2020. North America, and Europe reflect lucrative growth potential
  • MFC demand witnessed a heavy plunge due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. All the MFC pilot testing projects, research activities, and other experiments came to a standstill during the initial months of pandemic

Prominence of Green Fuel Aids in Market Build-up

The limited resource availability, and heavy upsurge in demand for energy aggravate the global energy crisis. With the reserves of non-renewables diminishing at an alarming pace, the industry operators have been eyeing opportunities to explore the complete potential of renewables. Green fuel has taken the world by storm, receiving strong support from governments, as well as industry participants actively, or indirectly involved in sustainable fuel development. Heightening MFC consumption for wastewater treatment applications also aids in the recovery of microbes, and bacteria suitable for use as a feedstock for electricity generation.

R&D to be the Key to Cost Reduction

Despite a slew of supporting factors, MFC continues to face some serious long-term challenges to the market growth. While the extraordinarily high capital costs will remain the key roadblock to widespread adoption, the limited power output of MFC further forestalls the scope for rapid market expansion. As improved research funding toward achieving enhanced efficiency is expected to aid in overall cost reduction, the market is likely to overcome the cost-associated challenge to a certain extent in the near future. The market for microbial fuel cell is currently in infancy, and still remains to take off as the renewables sector has a number of superior alternatives to it.

Wastewater Treatment, and Biosensor Applications Seal Top Market Position for Asia Pacific

Driven by wastewater treatment applications, and growing MFC usage in biosensors, the market for microbial fuel cell in Asia Pacific dominates on a global level. China, and India are particularly expected to uphold the top positioning of Asia Pacific in the global MFC landscape. On the other hand, the North American market is set to thrive on the back of exploding hydrogen demand for power generation. Europe is also projected to continue to represent a key market, looking at the region's dynamically progressing research environment.

Market Competition

The report provides an elaborate strategic information of the most prominent players driving competition in the global microbial fuel cell market landscape. Some of the key companies include Protonex Technology Corporation, Emefcy, Triqua International, ElectroChem Inc., and Cambrian Innovation In.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

  • 1.1. Global Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Snapshot
  • 1.2. Future Projections
  • 1.3. Key Market Trends
  • 1.4. Analyst Recommendations

2. Market Overview

  • 2.1. Market Definitions and Segmentations
  • 2.2. Market Dynamics
    • 2.2.1. Drivers
    • 2.2.2. Restraints
    • 2.2.3. Market Opportunities
    • 2.2.4. Economic Trends
  • 2.3. Value Chain Analysis
  • 2.4. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • 2.5. Covid-19 Impact
    • 2.5.1. Supply Chain
    • 2.5.2. End-user Customer Impact Analysis

3. Price Trends Analysis and Future Projects, 2017 - 2025

  • 3.1. Key Highlights
  • 3.2. Global Average Pricing ($ per Unit) Analysis, 2017 - 2025
  • 3.3. Cost Breakup Analysis (CAPEX & OPEX Structure)

4. Global Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, 2017 - 2025

  • 4.1. Global Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Type, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 4.1.1. Key Highlights
      • 4.1.1.1. Mediator Microbial Fuel Cell
      • 4.1.1.2. Mediator-Free Microbial Fuel Cell
    • 4.1.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Type
  • 4.2. Global Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 4.2.1. Key Highlights
      • 4.2.1.1. Power Generation
      • 4.2.1.2. Wastewater Treatment
      • 4.2.1.3. Biosensor
      • 4.2.1.4. Others
    • 4.2.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Application
  • 4.3. Global Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by End-user, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 4.3.1. Key Highlights
      • 4.3.1.1. Agriculture
      • 4.3.1.2. Healthcare
      • 4.3.1.3. Food & Beverage
      • 4.3.1.4. Others
    • 4.2.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis, by End-user
  • 4.4. Global Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Region, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 4.4.1. Key Highlights
      • 4.4.1.1. North America
      • 4.4.1.2. Europe
      • 4.4.1.3. Asia Pacific
      • 4.4.1.4. Latin America
      • 4.4.1.5. Middle East & Africa
    • 4.4.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis, by Region

5. North America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, 2017 - 2025

  • 5.1. North America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Type, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 5.1.1. Key Highlights
      • 5.1.1.1. Mediator Microbial Fuel Cell
      • 5.1.1.2. Mediator-Free Microbial Fuel Cell
  • 5.2. North America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 5.2.1. Key Highlights
      • 5.2.1.1. Power Generation
      • 5.2.1.2. Wastewater Treatment
      • 5.2.1.3. Biosensor
      • 5.2.1.4. Others
  • 5.3. North America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by End-user, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 5.3.1. Key Highlights
      • 5.3.1.1. Agriculture
      • 5.3.1.2. Healthcare
      • 5.3.1.3. Food & Beverage
      • 5.3.1.4. Others
  • 5.4. North America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 5.4.1. Key Highlights
      • 5.4.1.1. U.S. Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 5.4.1.2. Canada Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 5.4.1.3. Mexico Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025

6. Europe Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, 2017 - 2025

  • 6.1. Europe Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Type, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 6.1.1. Key Highlights
      • 6.1.1.1. Mediator Microbial Fuel Cell
      • 6.1.1.2. Mediator-Free Microbial Fuel Cell
  • 6.2. Europe Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 6.2.1. Key Highlights
      • 6.2.1.1. Power Generation
      • 6.2.1.2. Wastewater Treatment
      • 6.2.1.3. Biosensor
      • 6.2.1.4. Others
  • 6.3. Europe Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by End-user, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 6.3.1. Key Highlights
      • 6.3.1.1. Agriculture
      • 6.3.1.2. Healthcare
      • 6.3.1.3. Food & Beverage
      • 6.3.1.4. Others
  • 6.4. Europe Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 6.4.1. Key Highlights
      • 6.4.1.1. Germany Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 6.4.1.2. U.K. Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 6.4.1.3. France Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 6.4.1.4. Italy Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 6.4.1.5. Spain Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 6.4.1.6. Russia & CIS Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 6.4.1.7. Rest of Europe Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025

7. Asia Pacific Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, 2017 - 2025

  • 7.1. Asia Pacific Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Type, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 7.1.1. Key Highlights
      • 7.1.1.1. Mediator Microbial Fuel Cell
      • 7.1.1.2. Mediator-Free Microbial Fuel Cell
    • 7.1.2. BPS Analysis/Market Attractiveness Analysis
  • 7.2. Asia Pacific Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 7.2.1. Key Highlights
      • 7.2.1.1. Power Generation
      • 7.2.1.2. Wastewater Treatment
      • 7.2.1.3. Biosensor
      • 7.2.1.4. Others
  • 7.3. Asia Pacific Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by End-user, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 7.3.1. Key Highlights
      • 7.3.1.1. Agriculture
      • 7.3.1.2. Healthcare
      • 7.3.1.3. Food & Beverage
      • 7.3.1.4. Others
  • 7.4. Asia Pacific Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 7.4.1. Key Highlights
      • 7.4.1.1. China Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 7.4.1.2. Japan Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 7.4.1.3. South Korea Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 7.4.1.4. Australia Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 7.4.1.5. India Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 7.4.1.6. ASEAN Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 7.4.1.7. Rest of Asia Pacific Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025

8. Latin America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, 2017 - 2025

  • 8.1. Latin America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Type, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 8.1.1. Key Highlights
      • 8.1.1.1. Mediator Microbial Fuel Cell
      • 8.1.1.2. Mediator-Free Microbial Fuel Cell
  • 8.2. Latin America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 8.2.1. Key Highlights
      • 8.2.1.1. Power Generation
      • 8.2.1.2. Wastewater Treatment
      • 8.2.1.3. Biosensor
      • 8.2.1.4. Others
  • 8.3. Latin America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by End-user, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 8.3.1. Key Highlights
      • 8.3.1.1. Agriculture
      • 8.3.1.2. Healthcare
      • 8.3.1.3. Food & Beverage
      • 8.3.1.4. Others
  • 8.4. Latin America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 8.4.1. Key Highlights
      • 8.4.1.1. Brazil Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 8.4.1.2. Argentina Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 8.4.1.3. Columbia Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 8.4.1.4. Chile Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 8.4.1.5. Rest of Latin America Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025

9. Middle East & Africa Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, 2017 - 2025

  • 9.1. Middle East & Africa Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Type, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 9.1.1. Key Highlights
      • 9.1.1.1. Mediator Microbial Fuel Cell
      • 9.1.1.2. Mediator-Free Microbial Fuel Cell
  • 9.2. Middle East & Africa Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Application, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 9.2.1. Key Highlights
      • 9.2.1.1. Power Generation
      • 9.2.1.2. Wastewater Treatment
      • 9.2.1.3. Biosensor
      • 9.2.1.4. Others
  • 9.3. Middle East & Africa Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by End-user, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 9.3.1. Key Highlights
      • 9.3.1.1. Agriculture
      • 9.3.1.2. Healthcare
      • 9.3.1.3. Food & Beverage
      • 9.3.1.4. Others
  • 9.4. Middle East & Africa Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market Outlook, by Country, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
    • 9.4.1. Key Highlights
      • 9.4.1.1. Saudi Arabia Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 9.4.1.2. UAE Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 9.4.1.3. Egypt Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 9.4.1.4. Nigeria Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 9.4.1.5. South Africa Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025
      • 9.4.1.6. Rest of Middle East & Africa Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC) Market, Volume (Units) and Value (US$ Mn), 2017 - 2025

10. Competitive Landscape

  • 10.1. Company Market Share Analysis, 2019
  • 10.2. Strategic Collaborations
  • 10.3. Company Profiles
    • 10.3.1. Triqua International
      • 10.3.1.1. Company Overview
      • 10.3.1.2. Product Portfolio
      • 10.3.1.3. Financial Overview
      • 10.3.1.4. Business Strategies and Development
    • 10.3.2. Microrganic Technologies
      • 10.3.2.1. Company Overview
      • 10.3.2.2. Product Portfolio
      • 10.3.2.3. Financial Overview
      • 10.3.2.4. Business Strategies and Development
    • 10.3.3. Emefcy
      • 10.3.3.1. Company Overview
      • 10.3.3.2. Product Portfolio
      • 10.3.3.3. Financial Overview
      • 10.3.3.4. Business Strategies and Development
    • 10.3.4. Protonex Technology Corporation
      • 10.3.4.1. Company Overview
      • 10.3.4.2. Product Portfolio
      • 10.3.4.3. Financial Overview
      • 10.3.4.4. Business Strategies and Development
    • 10.3.5. ElectroChem Inc.
      • 10.3.5.1. Company Overview
      • 10.3.5.2. Product Portfolio
      • 10.3.5.3. Financial Overview
      • 10.3.5.4. Business Strategies and Development
    • 10.3.6. Prongineer
      • 10.3.6.1. Company Overview
      • 10.3.6.2. Product Portfolio
      • 10.3.6.3. Financial Overview
      • 10.3.6.4. Business Strategies and Development
    • 10.3.7. Cambrian Innovation Inc.
      • 10.3.7.1. Company Overview
      • 10.3.7.2. Product Portfolio
      • 10.3.7.3. Financial Overview
      • 10.3.7.4. Business Strategies and Development
    • 10.3.8. Open Therapeutics LLC
      • 10.3.8.1. Company Overview
      • 10.3.8.2. Product Portfolio
      • 10.3.8.3. Financial Overview
      • 10.3.8.4. Business Strategies and Development
    • 10.3.9. Others

11. Appendix

  • 11.1. Research Methodology
  • 11.2. Report Assumptions
  • 11.3. Acronyms and Abbreviations