Potential advantages over battery power spur research and investment
DUBLIN, November 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Added Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Electric Vehicles Patent Landscape 2022 report ResearchAndMarkets.com Offer.
Today, the global transport sector is responsible for about a quarter of all direct carbon emissions. To remedy this, in recent years, several national and supranational governments around the world have introduced policy regulations and financial incentives for research and development programs to help green hydrogen production, hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell-powered electric vehicles thrive in the future.
In addition, numerous R&D programs, strategic alliances and partnerships between vehicle manufacturers, equipment suppliers (OEM) and hydrogen and fuel cell companies have emerged, giving a strong insight into the structuring and strengthening of this specific market.
In the last 10 years we have seen a shift in technological interest in the automotive sector, with companies focusing their R&D efforts and patenting activities on battery technologies. But with some unresolved issues for electric vehicles (mileage autonomy, charging speed, and safety, to name a few), there was a resurgence of interest in fuel cell technology patent applications in the mid-2010s, with a CAGR of 18% between 2015 and 2021.
In this context, the editor publishes a new report that aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the patent landscape related to hydrogen-based fuel cells for terrestrial electric vehicles (cars, trucks and buses), from electrolytes and electrode materials to fuel cell system and vehicle integration, segmented into Fuel cell technologies – such as proton exchange membrane (PEMFC), solid oxide (SOFC) and molten carbonate (MCFC).
Patent landscape analysis is a powerful tool to understand the global Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle competitive and technology landscape. Overall, patenting activity (patent applications) reflects the level of R&D investment by a country or player in a given technology, while providing an indication of the level of technological maturity achieved by key IP players. Furthermore, the technology coverage along the value chain and the geographical coverage of the patent portfolios are closely linked to the business strategy of the IP players.
A sector fueled by the emergence of newcomers
With more than 30,000 published patent families over the past 20 years, hydrogen-based fuel cell technology for road transport (cars, trucks, buses) is a sector that has attracted the attention of many companies around the world. As in many innovation-driven industrial sectors, Japanese players historically took over the fuel cell-related technology field in the 2000s and took a quantitative approach to patenting activity.
Actors such as automakers (Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, etc.), equipment suppliers (Aisin Seiki, Denso, Soken, etc.), equipment manufacturers (Panasonic/Sanyo, Hitachi, Toshiba, Murata/Sony, etc.), or material suppliers (Toppan Printing, Nippon Steel, Toray Industries, Sumitomo etc.) are active along the entire value chain, from electrode materials and fuel cell stacks to system integration in vehicles. Other players have joined their Japanese counterparts in patent filings during this period, such as US General Motors and Ford, Germany’s Daimler, Volkswagen/Audi, Bosch and BMW, and South Korea’s Hyundai/Kia, Samsung and LG.
More recently, patenting activities are led by German vehicle manufacturers and Chinese newcomers to develop and diversify their businesses for the former – Volkswagen/Audi, Bosch or BMW and gain some market shares and develop fuel cell technologies. for the latter – vehicle manufacturers Grove Hydrogen Automotive, FAW China First Automotive Works, Dongfeng Motor, Yutong Bus or SAIC Group, and product device sellers SinoHytec, Weichai Group, FTXT Energy Technology or Shanghai Shenli High Technology.
The patent families were categorized according to fuel cell technologies (PEMFC, SOFC, MCFC, PAFC, AFC, etc.), cell materials and components (electrodes, membranes, catalysts, gas diffusion layer, bipolar plates, electrolytes, etc.). , management and control (thermal management, pressure management, etc.), stacking of fuel cells, fuel cell system, hydrogen storage, etc.
Main topics covered:
2 Scope of the report and methodology
3 highlights and key learnings
4 Overview of the patent landscape
5 IP collaborations
6 IP Litigation and Objections
7 Patent Segmentation
8 Focus on PEMFC
9 IP profiles of key players
10 Publisher Presentation
- Aisin Seiki
- Anderson Industries
- Asahi Kasei
- BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive)
- Technologies of the Blue World
- cell centric
- Chery Automobile
- Dongfeng engine
- FAW (China First Automobile Works)
- FTXT Energy Technology
- General Motors
- Grove Hydrogen Automotive
- Hitachi group
- Hylium Industries
- J&L Tech
- Colon Industries
- LG group
- Mitsubishi group
- Murata Manufacturing/Sony
- New Keli chemical
- Nippon steel
- Nissan group
- Refire Technology
- Wuhan Technical University
- Zhejiang university
For more information about this report, visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/94nvd6
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