Potential advantages over battery power drive research and investment


DUBLIN, November 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Hydrogen Fuel Cell Patent Landscape for Electric Vehicles 2022” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

Today, the global transport sector accounts for around a quarter of all direct carbon dioxide emissions. To address this, in recent years several national and supranational governments around the world have put in place policy regulations and financial incentives regarding research and development programs to help green hydrogen production, hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell electric vehicles to thrive around the world. coming.

In addition, numerous R&D programs, strategic alliances and partnerships between automobile manufacturers, equipment suppliers (OEM) and companies linked to hydrogen and the fuel cell have multiplied, giving a strong insight into the structuring and strengthening of this specific market.

Over the past 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 issues still unresolved for electric vehicles (mileage range, charging speed and safety to name a few), there has been renewed interest in filing patents on battery technology. in the mid-2010s, with a CAGR of 18% between 2015 and 2021.

In this context, the publisher publishes a new report which aims to provide a comprehensive view of the patent landscape related to hydrogen fuel cells for land electric vehicles (cars, trucks and buses), electrolyte materials and electrode to the 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 for understanding the global competitive and technological environment for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Overall, patent filing activity (patent filings) reflects the level of R&D investment made by a country or player in a specific technology, while providing clues to the level of technological readiness achieved by the main players in intellectual property. Moreover, the technological coverage along the value chain and the geographic coverage of patent portfolios are closely linked to the commercial strategy of intellectual property players.

A sector boosted by the emergence of new entrants

With more than 30,000 patent families published over the past 20 years, hydrogen-based fuel cell technologies for road transport (cars, trucks, buses) are an area that has caught the attention of many companies. worldwide. As in many innovation-driven industries, Japanese players historically took control of the fuel cell technology field in the 2000s, taking a quantitative approach to patenting activity.

Players such as car manufacturers (Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, etc.), equipment manufacturers (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.) have been active across the value chain, from electrode materials and fuel cells to system integration in vehicles. Other players have joined their Japanese counterparts in filing patents during this period, such as the American General Motors and Ford, the German Daimler, Volkswagen/Audi, Bosch and BMW, and the South Korean Hyundai/Kia, Samsung and LG.

More recently, patenting activity has been carried out by German automobile manufacturers and Chinese new entrants, as a means of developing and diversifying their activities, for the former – Volkswagen/Audi, Bosch or BMW – and to take shares of market and develop fuel cell technologies, for these – automakers Grove Hydrogen Automotive, FAW China First Automotive Works, Dongfeng Motor, Yutong Bus or SAIC Group, and product appliance vendors SinoHytec, Weichai Group, FTXT Energy Technology or Shanghai Shenli High Technology.

Patent segmentation

Patent families have been categorized according to fuel cell technologies (PEMFC, SOFC, MCFC, PAFC, AFC, etc.), cell materials and components (electrodes, membranes, catalysts, gas diffusion layer, plates bipolar cells, electrolytes, etc.), management and control (thermal management, pressure management, etc.), fuel cell stack, fuel cell system, hydrogen storage, etc.

Main topics covered:

1. Introduction

2 Report Scope and Methodology

3 Highlights and key ideas

4 Overview of the patent landscape

5 IP collaborations

6 Intellectual Property Disputes and Objections

7 Patent segmentation

8 Focus on the PEMFC

9 IP profiles of key players

10 Presentation of the editor

Companies cited

  • GAC
  • Aisin Seiki
  • Anderson Industries
  • Asahi Kasei
  • BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive)
  • Blue World Technologies
  • BMW
  • Bosch
  • cannon
  • Cellcentric
  • Chery Automotive
  • Daimler
  • Denso
  • Dongfeng Motor
  • FAW (China First Automobile Works)
  • Ford
  • FTXT energy technology
  • General Motors
  • Grove Automotive Hydrogen
  • Hitachi Group
  • Honda
  • Hylium Industries
  • Hyundai/Kia
  • J&L Tech
  • Kolon Industries
  • LG Group
  • Mitsubishi Group
  • Murata/Sony manufacturing
  • New Keli Chemical
  • Japanese steel
  • Nissan Group
  • Nuvoton
  • Panasonic/Sanyo
  • Refire Technology
  • Renault
  • Wuhan University of Technology
  • Zhejiang University

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