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Air-Electrode Batteries: Materials, Technologies, and Global Markets

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REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The global metal air batteries market reached $453.1 million in 2013. This market is expected to grow to $1.7 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 31.0%.

This report provides:

An overview of the global market for metal-air batteries.
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
Analysis of the market in terms of industry organization, key market drivers and limiters, marketing and business strategies, environmental considerations, and governmental involvement
Relevanat patent analysis
Comprehensive profiles of leading companies in the industry.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVE

This study provides a comprehensive analysis of the global metal-air batteries market. Metal-air batteries represent a relatively new technology among all the different battery technologies. This study describes the technology in detail and analyzes a selection of metals employed in air-batteries with a focus on zinc, lithium, aluminum and magnesium.The product life cycle is at the introduction stage and the market potential is enormous. Increase in fossil fuel price accompanied by new regulations and increase in the use of renewable energy sources will drive the market of electric vehicles and energy storage. The switch to battery for both grid energy storage and vehicles requires new standards and regulations, thus imposing new marketing tactics, strategic alliances, innovative business models and research and development (R&D) outsourcing paradigms.This report addresses the drivers and limiters of this new model and offers an exhaustive analysis of the metal-air batteries market.

REASON FOR DOING THE STUDY

The use of renewable energy storage technologies and electric vehicles will result in the transformation of modern society in response to the increase in fossil fuel prices and to environmental concerns. Batteries are considered the most common device to store energy, but because of poor efficiency and high cost, their market is relatively limited. In the current market, energy is more expensive to store than to generate. Metal-air batteries respond to the need for high-energy density systems with low maintenance and long life. The report analyzes the market of metal-air batteries including historical sales in 2012 and 2013. Sales are forecast through 2018.This study is an invaluable instrument for understanding the ways in which energy storage and the electric vehicles market are rapidly changing by forming new paradigms and marketing strategies. The market is characterized by the creation of partnerships, collaborations and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Batteries for energy storage are great companions for the smart grid. Small- to medium-sized start-ups and academic institutions do the heavy lifting of research and development, but big companies are now taking an interest in this technology as well. Governments regulate the market.Metal-air batteries still represent a niche market. However, thanks to the huge energy density of the cells and exceptionally low weight of the modules, they offer outstanding characteristics compared to any other technology known today.

SCOPE OF THE REPORT

The scope of this report is to describe and compare the numerous battery technologies available on the market, with a focus on the characteristics of metal-air cells. Each technology comes with tradeoffs and the report analyzes costs, benefits, drawbacks and applications of metal-air cells, compared to other technologies. Ample space is given to the state of the art of this technology. A discussion of the properties of different metals applied to metal-air cells (zinc, lithium, aluminum, magnesium, sodium and iron) is also provided. Since it is at its infancy, the metal-air batteries market is now mostly a small niche for medical devices. However, because of their unique characteristics (massive energy density and light weight), they have been developed for electric-vehicles and as energy storage devices for the electric grid. The global market will increase at a 31% compound annual growth rate through 2018.

Profiles of key market players and small startups are also included. Major products that generate revenues, as well as the most-valuable R&D products that will come on the market up to 2018 are provided.In-depth competitive market analysis is discussed, with examples of how new products will enter the market or how existing products will survive or perish. The report also includes a very detailed description of current and future technologies for the fabrication of metal-air cells.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

The report is intended for professionals in the energy generation and storage market, the chemical industry, engineering, government agencies and venture capital firms.Additional professionals who may benefit from reading this report include analysts, sales and marketing representatives, R&D personnel, business development and corporate strategists. Investment firms will gain invaluable information concerning risks and opportunities encountered in the field.The report provides valuable insights and guidance for strategic marketing planning including drivers, impediments, and sales growth opportunities.
Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION 3

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVE
REASON FOR DOING THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE REPORT
INTENDED AUDIENCE
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCE
ANALYST CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH ONLINE SERVICES
DISCLAIMER

Chapter- 2: SUMMARY 3

GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET BY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
Figure Summary : GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET, 2012-2018

Chapter- 3: METAL-AIR BATTERIES OVERVIEW

BATTERIES - DEFINITION
HISTORY
METAL-AIR BATTERIES AND THE MARKET

Chapter- 4: METAL-AIR BATTERIES GLOBAL MARKET

METAL-AIR BATTERIES FOR MEDICAL DEVICES
METAL-AIR BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET FOR GRID ENERGY STORAGE
BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC BIKES
MILITARY MARKET
GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET, BY METAL
GLOBAL ZINC-AIR BATTERIES MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS
GLOBAL ZINC-AIR BATTERIES MARKET, BY BATTERY TYPE
GLOBAL ALUMINUM-AIR BATTERIES MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS
GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET, BY BATTERY TYPE
GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET, BY CELL TYPE

Chapter- 5: TYPES OF BATTERIES AND TECHNOLOGIES

BATTERIES - DEFINITION
OPERATION
TYPES OF BATTERIES
FUEL CELLS

Chapter- 6: BATTERY APPLICATIONS

TRANSPORTATION

Chapter- 7: METAL RESOURCES

ZINC
LITHIUM
ALUMINUM
MAGNESIUM
IRON
SODIUM

Chapter- 8: DRIVERS AND LIMITERS

ENERGY STORAGE
COMPETITION
ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Table 41 : DRIVERS OF THE GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET
Table 42 : LIMITERS OF THE GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET

Chapter- 9: PRESS RELEASES

Table 45 : PRESS RELEASES AFFECTING THE GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET

Chapter- 10: PATENT STATUS

Table 46 : LIST OF PATENTS ABOUT METAL-AIR BATTERIES OWNED BY TESLA MOTORS
Table 47 : LIST OF PATENTS ABOUT METAL-AIR BATTERIES OWNED BY TOYOTA JAPAN
Table 48 : LIST OF PATENTS ABOUT METAL-AIR BATTERIES OWNED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Table 49 : LIST OF PATENTS ABOUT METAL-AIR BATTERIES OWNED BY GENERAL ELECTRIC

Chapter- 11: COMPANY PROFILES

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION [AIMA]
AROTECH CORPORATION
ASTER CAPITAL
AUCMA GROUP
AUSTRALIAN ENERGY MARKET OPERATOR
BASF GLOBAL
BATTERIES PLUS
BATTLE ELECTRIC BICYCLE CO. LTD.
BEIQI FOTON MOTOR CO. LTD.
BIRDIE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CO. LTD.
BLUECAR
BMW AG
BODO ELECTRIC VEHICLE GROUP, INC.
BYD COMPANY LTD.
BYD AUTO
BYVIN
CAPRICORN VENTURE PARTNERS
CHANGAN AUTOMOBILE GROUP
CODA ENERGY
COMPACT POWER COMPANY
DAIMLER AG
DEMETER PARTNERS
DURACELL BATTERIES
EASTERN CONNECTION
ELECTRIC FUEL BATTERY CORPORATION
ELECTRIC FUEL LIMITED
ELECTROCHEM AUTOMATION, INC.
EMERALD TECHNOLOGY VENTURES
ENERGIZER HOLDINGS, INC.
ENTSO-E
ENVIA SYSTEMS, INC.
EOS
EPSILOR ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES
ESPIRITO SANTO VENTURES
EXCELLATRON
FAW GROUP CORPORATION
FDK CORPORATION
FIAT
FISKER AUTOMOTIVE
FLUIDIC ENERGY
FLYING PIGEON BICYCLE CO. LTD.
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
FOSTER BICYCLE CO. LTD.
FROG CAPITAL LTD.
GAMMA BICYCLE CO. LTD.
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
GIANT MANUFACTURING CO. LTD.
GP BATTERIES
GREENCOAT CAPITAL
GREENTECH AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
HITACHI MAXELL LTD.
HONDA MOTOR CO. LTD.
HONGDU E-BICYCLE CO. LTD.
HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
INCALCU ELECTRIC VEHICLE CO. LTD.
JAC MOTORS
KAIQI ELECTRIC BICYCLE COMPANY
KING LONG UNITED AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY CO. LTD.
LG CHEM CO. LTD.
LIMA ENERGY PROJECT
LIOX POWER INC
LITHIUM AIR INDUSTRIES, INC.
LUYUAN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CO. LTD.
LVJU E-BIKE
LVNENG ELECTRICAL BICYCLE TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
MINGJIA BICYCLE CO. LTD.
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY BATTERIES
NEW PARTNERS
OPAI ELECTRIC VEHICLE CO.
PANASONIC ENERGY
PHINERGY
POLYPLUS BATTERY COMPANY
POWAIR
POWERZINC ELECTRIC, INC.
PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN
RAYOVAC
SAIC MOTOR CO. LTD.
SAMSUNG SDI CO. LTD.
SANYO ELECTRIC CO. LTD.
SEMBCORP INDUSTRIES LTD.
SIEPAC
SLANE ELECTRIC BICYCLE
SONY CORPORATION
SOUTHWEST CONNECTION, INC.
SPECTRUM BRANDS, INC.
SUPAQ BICYCLE CO. LTD.
SUPERSMART GRID
SYKEE
TAILG ELECTRIC BICYCLES
TALANG TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
TERRA MOTORS
TESLA MOTORS
TGMY CO. LTD.
TIANJIN QINGYUAN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CO. LTD
TODA RACING CO. LTD.
TOSHIBA AMERICA ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, INC.
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
ULTRALIFE CORPORATION
VALENCE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
VARTA CONSUMER BATTERIES GMBH & CO. KGAA
VIZN ENERGY
VOLKSWAGEN AG
WASON ELECTRIC BIKE MANUFACTURING CO. LTD.
XINGYUE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CO. LTD.
XINRI E-VEHICLE CO. LTD.
YADEA TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
YARDNEY TECHNICAL PRODUCTS
YUTONG GROUP CO. LTD.
ZAF ENERGY SYSTEM
ZHONGTONG BUS HOLDING CO. LTD.

Chapter- 12: GLOSSARY

List of Tables

GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET BY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
Table 1 : MAIN EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF BATTERIES
Table 2 : COMPANY AND MARKETED ZINC-AIR BATTERY BRANDS
Table 3 : GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES FOR HEARING AID DEVICES MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2018
Table 4 : GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERY MARKET FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES, THROUGH 2018
Table 5 : GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES FOR GRID ENERGY STORAGE MARKET, THROUGH 2018
Table 6 : GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES FOR ELECTRIC BIKES MARKET, THROUGH 2018
Table 7 : GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES FOR THE MILITARY MARKET, THROUGH 2018
Table 8 : GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET BY METAL, THROUGH 2018
Table 9 : GLOBAL ZINC-AIR BATTERIES MARKET BY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
Table 10 : GLOBAL ZINC-AIR BATTERIES MARKET BY BATTERY TYPE, THROUGH 2018
Table 11 : GLOBAL ALUMINUM-AIR BATTERIES MARKET BY APPLICATIONS, THROUGH 2018
Table 12 : GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET BY BATTERY TYPE, THROUGH 2018
Table 13 : GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET BY BATTERY TYPE, THROUGH 2018
Table 14 : METAL AIR BATTERIES: OPEN CIRCUIT VOLTAGE (OCV) AND SPECIFIC ENERGY AS A FACTOR OF THE METAL
Table 15 : CHARACTERISTIC PARAMETERS OF LITHIUM-AIR CELLS IN DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS
Table 16 : LITHIUM-AIR BATTERY CONFIGURATION AND PERFORMANCE
Table 17 : DIFFERENT CATALYSTS AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS USED IN LITHIUM-AIR BATTERIES
Table 18 : DIFFERENT ELECTROLYTES AND THEIR CHARACTERISTICS USED IN LITHIUM-AIR BATTERIES
Table 19 : PATENTS ABOUT LITHIUM-AIR BATTERIES
Table 20 : LIST OF COMPANIES DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGIES FOR ZINC-AIR BATTERIES (EXCLUDING HEARING-AID DEVICES)
Table 21 : WORLD ZINC PRODUCERS, 2011
Table 22 : EXAMPLES OF VARIOUS BATTERY TECHNOLOGIES COMPARED TO MAGNESIUM-AIR CELLS CHARACTERISTICS
Table 23 : MAGNESIUM-AIR ANODES AND CHARACTERISTICS
Table 24 : POTENTIAL OF MAGNESIUM IN MAGNESIUM-AIR CELLS AS A FUNCTION OF VARIOUS ELECTROLYTES
Table 25 : ELECTRIC VEHICLES SOLD IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, 2012 AND 2013
Table 26 : TOP 15 STATES RANKED BY CHARGING POINTS IN THE UNITED STATES
Table 27 : LIST OF ELECTRIC CARS AVAILABLE ON THE 2012 MARKET
Table 28 : EXAMPLES OF LARGE SCALE BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS
Table 29 : ZINC PROPERTIES
Table 30 : U.S. IMPORT SOURCES OF ZINC IN PERCENT BY COUNTRY, 2008-2011
Table 31 : WORLD MINE PRODUCTION AND RESERVES OF ZINC, 2011 AND 2012
Table 32 : LITHIUM PROPERTIES
Table 33 : WORLD MINE PRODUCTION AND RESERVES OF LITHIUM, 2011 AND 2012
Table 34 : ALUMINUM PROPERTIES
Table 35 : WORLD MINE PRODUCTION AND RESERVES OF ALUMINUM, 2011 AND 2012
Table 36 : MAGNESIUM PROPERTIES
Table 37 : WORLD MINE PRODUCTION AND RESERVES OF MAGNESIUM, 2011 AND 2012
Table 38 : IRON PROPERTIES
Table 39 : WORLD MINE PRODUCTION OF PIG IRON, 2011 AND 2012
Table 40 : SODIUM PROPERTIES
Table 41 : DRIVERS OF THE GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET
Table 42 : LIMITERS OF THE GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET
Table 43 : TOP 15 STATES AND NUMBER OF CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Table 44 : ELECTRIC CAR SHARING PROGRAMS AND LOCATION
Table 45 : PRESS RELEASES AFFECTING THE GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET
Table 46 : LIST OF PATENTS ABOUT METAL-AIR BATTERIES OWNED BY TESLA MOTORS
Table 47 : LIST OF PATENTS ABOUT METAL-AIR BATTERIES OWNED BY TOYOTA JAPAN
Table 48 : LIST OF PATENTS ABOUT METAL-AIR BATTERIES OWNED BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Table 49 : LIST OF PATENTS ABOUT METAL-AIR BATTERIES OWNED BY GENERAL ELECTRIC

List of Figures

GLOBAL METAL-AIR BATTERIES MARKET, 2012-2018
Figure 1 : EXAMPLE OF ENERGY DENSITIES (THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL) OF SEVERAL BATTERY TECHNOLOGIES
Figure 2 : SCHEMATIC STRUCTURE OF A STANDARD BATTERY COMPARED TO A METAL-AIR BATTERY
Figure 3 : BILL OF MATERIALS FOR EOS' ZYNTH BATTERY

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