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Defense Fuel Cell Market : Global Historical Growth (2012-2016) & Future Outlook (2017-2024) Demand Analysis & Opportunity Evaluation

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Defense Fuel Cell Market Overview

A fuel cell is an electrochemical cell which uses chemical energy of hydrogen or another fuel to convert into electrical energy. This converted electrical energy can be directed to external devices in order to provide electric power to do work. Further, fuel cells can be used to power automobiles, aircrafts and other devices. Fuel cells have a number of application including power generation, fuel cell electric vehicles and other applications.

Market Size & Forecast

Global defense fuel cell market is anticipated to grow at a robust compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% over the forecast period i.e.2017-2024. The global market of defense fuel cell is expected to reach at a valuation of around USD 815.2 Million by the end of forecast period.

Defense Fuel Cell Market

Growing awareness regarding hazardous effect of carbon emission on environment and better performance of fuel cells over other alternatives are some major factors which are expected to fuel the demand for fuel cell in defense sector.

Further, global defense fuel cell market is segmented into fuel cell technology, application and region. Regionally, global defense fuel cell market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America & Middle East & Africa region.

Moreover, North America region is likely to be the major market of defense fuel cells during the forecast period. U.S. is anticipated to contribute significantly in growth of North America defense fuel cells market. In U.S., factors such as presence of better defense technological infrastructure and increased defense budgets by government are likely to allow defense forces to adopt new & advanced technologies such as fuel cells.

Moreover, Europe defense fuel cell market is anticipated to grow at a significant pace during the forecast period owing to the factors such as high investments by governments in research and development of advanced technology in defense sector. Additionally, Asia Pacific region is also expected to witness satisfactory growth over the forecast period. This growth in Asia Pacific region can be attributed to favorable government initiatives and increased investment to strengthen their defense forces.CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FREE SAMPLE

By fuel cell technology, proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM) segment is anticipated to witness significant demand over the forecast period due to development of PEM fuel cell based vehicles and their rising adoption in defense sector.

Market Segmentation

Our-in depth analysis of the global defense fuel cell market includes the following segments:

By Fuel Cell Technology

  • Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
  • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell

By Application

  • Soldier Wearable
  • Ships
  • Fuel Cell Based Vehicles
  • Aircrafts
  • UAVs
  • Others

By Region

Global defense fuel cell market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (United States, Canada), Market size, Y-O-Y growth Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis

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Growth Drivers & Challenges

Global defense fuel cell market is primarily driven by growing applications of fuel cells in defense sector including vehicles, aircrafts and ships in order to reduce emission of hazardous byproducts such as carbon, nitrogen, sulfur. Further, growing concern towards dangerous impacts of carbon emission on environment is a major factor which is increasing adoption of fuel cells in defense sectors.

Furthermore, abilities of fuel cells to generate high torque power and high durability of fuel cells are also fostering the demand for fuel cells in defense sectors. Factors such as growing demand for sufficient power generation to fulfill the load of defense equipment and high adoption of fuel cells in U.S. defense forces in order to meet the requirements of energy are major factors which are likely to drive the global market of defense fuel cells in near future.

However, high cost associated with storage of hydrogen fuel cells is a major challenge to the growth of global defense fuel cell market. Further, high implementation cost of fuel cell in defense equipment is also restraining the growth of global defense fuel cell market.       

Key Players

  • Protonex
    • Company Overview
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Business Strategy
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Financials
  • UltraCell
  • Neah Power System
  • SFC Energy
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • Plug Power
  • Bloom Energy
  • Nuvera Fuel Cells
  • Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.
  • Altergy Systems

Scope & Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View


The global defense fuel cell market is segmented as follows:

  • By Fuel Cell Technology Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Application Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Region Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment

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