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SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS (SOFCS) - A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT   

Research Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) in US$ Thousand. The Global market is further analyzed by the following Applications: Remote Power & Auxiliary Power Units, Combined Heat & Power, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 35 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Adelan Ltd.
Atrex Energy, Inc.
Bloom Energy Corporation
Ceres Power Limited
Convion Ltd.

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Code: MCP-1819
Price: $4950
Companies: 35
Pages: 179
Date: March 2017
Market Data Tables: 25
 



TABLE OF CONTENTS


  SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS (SOFCS) (Complete Report) Pages : 179   | $4950

   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3  
   Fuel Cells – A Rudimentary Overview.....II-1 1$100
   Table 1: Global Fuel Cells Market (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Shipments for North America, Europe, Asia and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-2

Table 2: Global Fuel Cells Market (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Capacity Shipped by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-2
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   Table 3: Global Fuel Cells Market (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Unit Shipments by End-use Application Segments (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-3

Table 4: Global Fuel Cells Market (2016): Percentage Share Breakdown of Capacity Shipped by End-Use Applications (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-3
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells - A Curtain Raiser.....II-3
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   Collaborative Effort – Key to Successful Commercialization.....II-4
Present Levels of Commercialization.....II-4
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   Impact of Economic Turmoil on Fuel Cells Market in the Recent Past.....II-61$100
   Outlook.....II-71$100
   Changing Energy Industry.....II-8
Fuel Cells – Evolution.....II-8
Recent Surge in Commercialization.....II-8
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   Developed Markets at the Vanguard, Emerging Regions Gather Pace.....II-9
Whimsical Visions of an All-Hydrogen Economy Drives Interest in Fuel Cells.....II-9
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   Manufacturers Expand Production Hubs to New Shores.....II-10
Fuel Cell Manufacturers Foray into Newer Segments.....II-10
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   Fuel Cell Majors Snap Up Critical Component Vendors.....II-11
Cost: A Herculean Challenge.....II-11
Surface Area of Components: A Major Issue.....II-11
Miniaturization: A Major Challenge in Designing Portable Fuel Cells.....II-11
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   Inadequate Infrastructure & Lack of Customer Confidence.....II-121$100
   SOFCs Takes On Competition from Market Leader PEMFC Head On.....II-13
Growing Focus on Environmental Protection to Drive Adoption of SOFCs in Power &
  Transportation Sector.....II-13
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   Growing Demand for Electricity Driving Demand for SOFCs in Power Sector.....II-14 2$200
   Table 5: Global Electricity Consumption (2011-2014): Yearly Breakdown of Electricity Consumption by Geographic Region (in Billion kWh) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-161$350
   Table 6: Global Electricity Consumption (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Estimated Electricity Consumption for Select Nations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-17
SOFCs Gather Momentum in Stationary Cogeneration/CHP Deployments.....II-17
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   SOFCs: Ideal for Distributed Power Generation.....II-181$100
   Growing Focus on Renewable Energy to Add to Market Demand for SOFCs.....II-191$100
   Positive Outlook for Fuel Cell Integrated Residential CHPs.....II-20
Efforts in Full Swing to Make SOFC a Mainstream Technology for APU in
  Automobiles.....II-20
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   Factors Indicating Potential Opportunity for SOFCs in Heavy-Duty Trucks and
  Refrigerated Transport Vehicles.....II-21
Growing Production of Commercial Vehicles.....II-21
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   Rising Demand for Refrigerated Vehicles.....II-22
Table 7: Global Market for Road Transport Refrigeration Equipment: Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion Years 2015, 2018 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-22
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   Table 8: Global Market for Road Transport Refrigeration Equipment: Compounded Annual Growth Rates (in %) of Annual Dollar Sales Figures by Country/Region for Period 2015-2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-23
Opportunities in Military & Defense Sector.....II-23
SOFCs Make Perfect Sense for Mobile Networks.....II-23
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   The Role of the Government in Driving the Market’s Future.....II-24
Favorable Government Policies Remain Critical to Success.....II-24
Investments Pour In, Promising to Expand the Industry’s Scope.....II-24
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   Planar SOFC Remains the Dominant SOFC Technology in the Market.....II-25
SOFCs: A Technology of Interest to Developed Countries.....II-25
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   Japan – A Unique Case of Environment Driven and Energy Driven Market.....II-26
Developing Nations Set to Follow Developed Markets in Adoption of SOFCs.....II-26
China on the Verge of a Fuel Cell Boom.....II-26
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   Technological Developments Widen Scope of Applications for SOFCs.....II-27
Technological Innovations Promise to Revolutionize SOFC Manufacturing.....II-27
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   Nano Coatings Emerge as Means to Enhance Durability of SOFC.....II-28
SOFC Demand Not Disruptive to Supplies of Rare Earth Elements.....II-28
Conventional Power Companies Vie for the SOFC Pie .....II-28
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   Scientists Develop Mini Cells that Power Drones to Fly for More Than an Hour.....II-29
Development of Electrodes for Advanced Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.....II-29
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   NASA Bets Big on SOFCs for Future Space Missions.....II-30
Emerging Trends in Electrode Engineering Techniques.....II-30
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   Future Perspectives for SOFC Technology.....II-31
Fuel Cell Technology for Marine Applications.....II-31
SOFC Companies Take Small but Sure Strides.....II-31
Ebersprächer.....II-31
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   Delphi.....II-32
Eclogen.....II-32
AVL.....II-32
Ultra Electronics AMI.....II-32
Protonex.....II-32
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   Evolution of Fuel Cells.....II-33
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC).....II-33
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   Comparative Analysis of Fuel Cell Technologies.....II-34
Technical Features.....II-34
Major Application Areas for Various Fuel Cell Technologies.....II-34
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   Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Technology.....II-35
Advantages.....II-35
Pollution Index.....II-35
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   Pitfalls.....II-36
High Manufacturing Costs.....II-36
High Operating Temperature.....II-36
A Working Model of a SOFC.....II-36
1. Reduction of Oxygen into Negatively Charged Oxygen Ions (O2-) at Cathode.....II-36
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   2. Conduction Negatively Charged Oxygen Ions Through Electrolyte.....II-37
3. Oxidation of Hydrogen at Anode.....II-37
Architectural Dynamics.....II-37
Components of SOFCs.....II-37
Cathode.....II-37
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   Electrolyte.....II-38
Anode.....II-38
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   Interconnect.....II-39
SOFC Component Materials & Properties.....II-39
Yttria Stabilized Zirconia.....II-39
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   Nickel.....II-40
Strontium Doped Lanthanum Magnetite.....II-40
Lanthanum Chromite.....II-40
SOFCs: An Evolution Scan.....II-40
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   Types of SOFCs.....II-41
Classification by Design.....II-41
Planar SOFCs.....II-41
Electrolyte-Supported Planar SOFCs.....II-41
Electrode-Supported or Anode-Supported Planar SOFCs.....II-41
Drawbacks.....II-41
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   Tubular SOFCs.....II-42
What’s More Popular – Planar or Tubular?.....II-42
Classification by Operating Temperatures.....II-42
High Temperature SOFCs.....II-42
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   Advantages.....II-43
Disadvantages.....II-43
Intermediate Temperature SOFC.....II-43
The Math of Reducing Operating Temperature.....II-43
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   Other Implications.....II-44
Research Focus.....II-44
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   Advantages of Reducing Operating Temperatures.....II-45
Disadvantages of Reducing Operating Temperatures.....II-45
Applications of SOFCs.....II-45
Stationary Power Applications.....II-45
Standalone Power Generator.....II-45
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   Transportation.....II-46
The PEMFC Edge.....II-46
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   Mobile Electronic Equipment/Portable Energy Applications.....II-47
Space & Military.....II-47
What Makes SOFCs Such a Cherished Technology?.....II-47
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   What’s in the Material?.....II-48
Lanthanum Chromite: A Possible Material for Interconnects.....II-48
Solid Oxide Regenerative Fuel Cells (SORFC).....II-48
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   Other Competing Technologies.....II-49
Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC).....II-49
Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell (PAFC).....II-49
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   Solid Polymer or Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEM).....II-50
Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC).....II-50
Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell (MCFC).....II-50
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   FuelCell Energy, Inc. Signs MoU with POSCO Energy (SOUTH KOREA).....II-51
SOLIDpower Group signs MoU with KEPCO Korea Electric Power Corporation.....II-51
FuelCell Energy, Inc. Cost-Share Agreement with the US Department of Energy.....II-51
Nissan and Ceres Power Sign Deal for Development of Alternative Fuel Cells.....II-51
SOLIDpower and CCTC Sign Licensing Agreement.....II-51
Acumentrics SOFC Changes Name to Atrex Energy.....II-51
Dominovas Energy Launches RUBICON™ SOFC system in Johannesburg.....II-51
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   sunfire Supplies Reversible Solid Oxide Electrolyser/Fuel Cell System to
  Boeing.....II-52
Ballard Acquires Protonex Technology.....II-52
NexTech Materials Changes Name to Nexceris LLC.....II-52
NexTech Materials Bags Methane/Oxygen Fuel Cell System from NASA.....II-52
Ceramic Fuel Cells Files for Bankruptcy.....II-52
NexTech Materials Bags SOFC Stack Technology Contract from the US Army.....II-52
FuelCell Energy Bags Contract from the U.S. Department of Energy for SOFC
  Development.....II-52
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   Dominovas Energy Signs MoU with Delphi for SOFC Technology.....II-53
Topsoe Fuel Cell A/S to Cease Operations.....II-53
GE Global Research Begins Construction of Pilot Plant for SOFC Manufacturing.....II-53
Bloom Deploys Bloom Energy Servers for Department of Defense.....II-53
Bloom Energy Surcharge Declines for Month of June.....II-53
Ceres Finalizes Agreement for Collaboration with Cummins Power Generation Inc.....II-53
WATT Fuel Cell Corp. Completes Acquisition of Pittsburgh Electric Engines,
  Inc......II-53
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   Adelan Ltd. (UK).....II-54
Atrex Energy, Inc. (USA).....II-54
Bloom Energy Corporation (USA).....II-54
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   Ceres Power Limited (UK).....II-55
Convion Ltd. (Finland).....II-55
Delphi Automotive PLC (UK).....II-55
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   Elcogen AS (Estonia).....II-56
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (USA).....II-56
Versa Power Systems, Inc. (USA).....II-56
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   Hexis AG (Switzerland).....II-57
LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc. (USA).....II-57
Nexceris LLC (USA).....II-57
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   Protonex Technology Corporation (USA).....II-58
sunfire GmbH (Germany).....II-58
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   Toto Ltd. (Japan).....II-59
Ultra Electronics AMI (USA).....II-59
ZTEK Corporation, Inc. (USA).....II-59
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   Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-601$350
   Table 10: World 7-Year Perspective for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-611$350
   Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Application - Remote Power & Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-621$350
   Table 12: World 7-Year Perspective for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Remote Power & Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and Others Markets for Years 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-631$350
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Outlook.....III-1
Market Drivers In a Capsule.....III-1
Market Inhibitors In a Capsule.....III-1
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   Major Trends.....III-2
Stationary Power Application: The Largest End-Use Market.....III-2
SOFC: Popular With Traditional Power Giants .....III-2
SOFC Benefits from the Power Hungry Population .....III-2
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   Clampdown on Pollution Encourages Technological Shift .....III-3
Government Backing Speeds Up Commercialization Process .....III-3
Strong Economy Leads to Faster Penetration/Adaptation .....III-3
The Shadow of Competition Grows Longer.....III-3
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   An Unstructured Retail Space.....III-4
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance.....III-4
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   SECA: A Unique Initiative.....III-5
Core Technology Program Members of SECA SOFC Program.....III-5
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   NETL Funding – A Snapshot.....III-6
US DOE Cuts Spending on Fuel Cell Research.....III-6
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   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-72$150
   Select Players.....III-93$225
   B. Market Analytics.....III-12
Table 13: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-13
Outlook.....III-13
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance.....III-13
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-14
Table 14: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-15
Outlook.....III-15
A Primer.....III-15
Major Programs Taken Up for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage Over the Years at a
  Glance.....III-15
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   Major Trends.....III-16
Stationary SOFC Systems on the Upward Trajectory.....III-16
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   High Costs: A Major Issue.....III-17
Mixed Results for Micro-CHPs in Europe.....III-17
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-18
Table 15: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
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   Table 16: European 7-Year Perspective for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2016 & 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-191$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-20
Outlook.....III-20
B. Market Analytics.....III-20
Table 17: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-21
Outlook.....III-21
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance.....III-21
Snapshot of Germany’s Callux Micro-CHP Field Trial.....III-21
Sunfire Gmbh – A Key German Player.....III-21
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-22
Table 18: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-23
Outlook.....III-23
B. Market Analytics.....III-23
Table 19: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-23
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-24
Outlook.....III-24
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance.....III-24
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-24
Select Players.....III-24
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-26
Table 20: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-27
Outlook.....III-27
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance.....III-27
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-27
Select Players.....III-27
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-29
Table 21: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-30
Asia Pacific Fuel Cell Market Set for Stellar Growth.....III-30
Overview of Select Markets.....III-30
Japanese Market - A Primer.....III-30
SOFC Market Drivers in Japan.....III-30
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   History of Fuel Cell Innovation in Japan.....III-31
Bird’s Eye View of Government’s Fuel Cell Projects.....III-31
NEDO’s SOFC Initiatives.....III-31
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   SOFC Types Under Development in NEDO Program.....III-32
Table 22: SOFC Unit Installations Completed Under NEDO Program.....III-32
ENE-FARM Project.....III-32
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   Table 23: Japanese Government Subsidies for ENE-FARM Residential CHP Unit Installations (2009-2012) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-331$200
   Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance.....III-34
Market Trends.....III-34
Sales of Micro-CHPs Surge in Japan Following Tsunami.....III-34
DRSOFC’s Residential SOFC Units Slow to Take off.....III-34
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   Kyushu – Japan’s Fuel Cell Center .....III-35
Japan Lures Foreign Investments .....III-35
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   South Korea.....III-36
South Korean Government Nurtures Fuel Cell Economy.....III-36
Green Home Project.....III-36
Fuel Cell Technology Development Roadmap.....III-36
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   Other Government Programs.....III-37
Chinese Market – A Review.....III-37
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Market in China has a Long Way to Go.....III-37
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   Chinese Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Economy Yet to Bloom.....III-381$75
   Chinese Telecom Backup Market – A Hotspot for Fuel Cells.....III-39
Government Programs over the Years.....III-39
India - Moving Towards Fuel Cell Technology.....III-39
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   Australia.....III-40
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-40
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   Toto Ltd. – A Key Japanese Player.....III-41
B. Market Analytics.....III-41
Table 24: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
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   A. Market Analysis.....III-42
A Primer.....III-42
Outlook.....III-42
Africa – An Overview.....III-42
Major Programs for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage at a Glance.....III-42
Rising Adoption of Fuel Cell Technology in the Middle East.....III-42
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-42
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-43
Table 25: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) Market Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43
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Total Companies Profiled: 35 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 36)

Region/Country Players

The United States 16 Japan 5 Europe 13 Germany 2 The United Kingdom 3 Italy 1 Rest of Europe 7 Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 2
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