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Global and China Fuel Cell Industry Report 2020: China Remains Weak in Core Components and Materials of Fuel Cell with Heavy Dependence on the Imported – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global and China Fuel Cell Industry Report, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

China is Close to Its Leading Peers in Fuel Cell System and Engine

Fuel cell engine system is comprised of fuel cell engine, voltage converter (DC/DC) and vehicle hydrogen system, of which fuel cell engine packs such core components as stack, engine controller, hydrogen supply system and air supply system.

At present, China has come near to global leaders in fuel cell system and engine. In terms of fuel cell engine technology, fuel cell vehicles have been mature enough to be commercialized, with service life of fuel cells for commercial vehicles longer than 20,000 hours, meeting basic needs of vehicles for running; China's hydrogen fuel cell engine system leads the world in several parameters, e.g., power density.

Notably, on July 21, 2020, VISH-130A, a fuel cell engine of Wuhan HydraV Fuel Cell Technologies Co., Ltd. (under Vision Group), passed the certification of China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co., Ltd. (CATARC) and China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS), with stack power up to 145kW and engine system net output of 130kW. VISH-130A boasts the maximum power among hydrogen fuel cell engines having been certified by the CNAS so far.

China Remains Weak in Core Components and Materials of Fuel Cell with Heavy Dependence on the Imported

Although with the world's advanced fuel cell engine technology, China still has weak foundation in supply chain of fuel cell engine system, having yet to build a mature components supply system. The country still needs to import most of core components and key materials including catalyst, proton exchange membrane and carbon paper, and falls far behind its foreign counterparts in technologies from membrane electrode and bipolar plate to air compressor and hydrogen circulation pump. Chinese companies still need breakthroughs in basic materials, core technologies and key components, especially in commercialization of key parts like membrane electrode.

Fuel cell catalyst: it should perform very well in properties such as activity, stability and durability and could develop into a commercial product mature enough to be mass-produced only after long-term application. Now in China, catalyst verified abroad is the first option, mainly low platinum loading catalyst with high quality and high activity; homemade catalyst test is under way at the same time.

In the global fuel cell catalyst market, Toyota uses subsidiaries' catalyst for fuel cell vehicles; Hyundai chooses fuel cell catalyst of a local producer (acquired by Umicore) in South Korea; Honda's catalyst for fuel cell vehicles is supplied by TANAKA Precious Metals; Chinese fuel cell vehicles use catalyst from TANAKA Precious Metals and Johnson Matthey.

Proton exchange membrane (PEM) is the core component of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, accounting for 30% of the entire fuel cell stack cost; and its quality determines the lifespan of the fuel cell. PEM basically transmits protons, ensure the passage of protons, and intercept electrons, hydrogen molecules, water molecules, etc., guaranteeing the performance and service life of the stack.

Concerning proton conductivity or stability, perfluorosulfuric acid membrane is the best option for the current automotive proton exchange membrane. Dongyue Group is the sole Chinese enterprise that has realized the industrialization of perfluorinated ion exchange resin, perfluorosulfonic acid proton membrane and ETFE and that can compete with foreign companies Gore and Chemours in proton exchange membrane.

Moreover, fuel cell carbon paper/powder is totally dependent on imports. Carbon powder is cheap and may well be completely imported, but from a technical point of view, the inadequate technical research on carbon materials and the weak foundation will have implications for entire research equipment of the fuel cell system in China.

In recent years, there have emerged a number of suppliers of core fuel cell components in China, but they are still heavily reliant on exports, and their technical level of core components needs improving.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Fuel Cell System

1.1 Fuel Cell System and Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV)

1.2 Fuel Cell Industry Chain

1.3 Hydrogen Refueling Station

1.4 Fuel Cell Supply Chain and Level of Industrial Development

2 Status Quo and Planning of Global and China Fuel Cell Market

2.1 Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) Production and Sales in China

2.2 China's Policy and Planning for Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV)

2.3 China's Policy and Planning for Hydrogen Energy

2.4 Global Fuel Cell Industry Development and Trends

2.5 Global Development and Trends of Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV)

2.6 Fuel Cell Industry Development in Japan

2.7 Fuel Cell Industry Development in the United States

2.8 Fuel Cell Industry Development in Europe

2.9 Fuel Cell Industry Development in South Korea

3 Application of Fuel Cell in Segment Scenarios

3.1 China's Clear Development Roadmap of Fuel Cell Vehicle

3.2 China's Development Plan for Fuel Cell Commercial Vehicle

3.3 China Fuel Cell Heavy Truck Industry

3.4 China Fuel Cell Bus Industry

3.5 China Fuel Cell Logistics Vehicle Industry

3.6 Application Status of Fuel Cell Forklift Worldwide

3.7 Global Fuel Cell Passenger Car Industry

3.8 Global and China Fuel Cell Train Industry

3.9 Global and China Fuel Cell Ship Industry

4 Global Fuel Cell Patents

4.1 Global Fuel Cell Patent Filings and Authorization Trend

4.2 Legal Status and Types of Global Fuel Cell Patents

4.3 Distribution of Global Fuel Cell Patents by Country/Region

4.4 Distribution of Global Fuel Cell Patents by Target Market

4.5 Global Fuel Cell Patent Filings and Authorization Trend

4.6 Distribution of China Fuel Cell Patent Filings by Region

4.7 Technical Composition of Global Fuel Cell Patents

4.8 Distribution of Global Fuel Cell Patent Technologies and Applicants by Region

4.9 Global Fuel Cell Patent Applicants

4.10 Global Fuel Cell Patent Inventors

4.11 Value Analysis of Global Fuel Cell Patents

4.12 Value Analysis of Global Fuel Cell Patents

5 Foreign Fuel Cell Suppliers

5.1 Plug Power

5.2 Ballard Power

5.2.1 Ballard Power

5.3 Nikola

5.4 HYGS

5.5 FuelCell

5.6 SFC Power

5.7 Arcola Energy

5.8 Bloom Energy

6 Leading Chinese Fuel Cell Suppliers

6.1 Beijing Sinohytec

6.2 Sunrise Power

6.3 Vision Group

6.4 Re-Fire

6.5 Shanghai Shenli Technology

6.6 SinoSynergy Power

6.7 Foresight Energy

6.8 Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies

6.9 Weichai Power

6.10 Broad-Ocean Motor

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