Microbial Fuel Cell Market Research Report ‚Äď Global Forecast till 2030

Microbial Fuel Cell Market Research Report Information by Type (Mediator and Non-Mediator), Application (Power Generation, Wastewater Treatment, Biosensor), End-User (Agriculture, F&B, Healthcare, Government & Municipal) & Region ‚Äď Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/E&P/5728-HCR | 111 Pages | Published By Anshula Mandaokar on March 2023         

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Microbial Fuel Cell Market

Microbial Fuel Cell Market growth projected to grow with a CAGR of 9% Forecast by 2030

Segmentation
By Type Mediator Non-Mediator
By Application Power Generation Wastewater Treatment Biosensor
By End-Use Agriculture F&B Healthcare Government Municipal
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Pilus Energy LLC (US)    Fluence Corporation Limited (US)    Triqua International BV (The Netherlands)    Electrochem Solutions Emefcy (US)    MICROrganic Technologies (US)    Prongineer R&D Ltd (Canada)    Vinpro Technologies (India)    Sainergy Tech (US)
Drivers
Market Driving Forces   Increasing government initiatives worldwide for environmental sustainability
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Microbial Fuel Cell Market Scenario


Microbial fuel cell market is expected to grow at ~9.00% CAGR during the forecast period.


Due to the rising demand for potable water, the global Microbial Fuel Cell market size is predicted to rise significantly during the forecast period. Microbial Fuel Cell technology is the most widely used technique for generating energy and treating wastewater at the same time. However, as compared to alternative energy generating systems, the high cost of the components associated with microbial fuel cells and their low efficiency are preventing their commercialization. The reactor design and electrode materials have a significant impact on the performance of the Microbial Fuel Cell. In recent years, major efforts have been made to identify new electrode materials and reactor designs to improve the efficiency of an MFC. All of these reasons are projected to propel and expand the microbial fuel cell market forward.


MFC generates electricity using a diverse spectrum of fuels, and it is feasible to generate electricity from both organic and inorganic materials. It is also worth noting that the input utilized to generate power produces no detrimental waste. A microbial fuel cell can be used for a variety of purposes. It is employed in a variety of applications, including residential energy generating, power delivery to small devices, wastewater treatment plants, and hydrogen production, to name a few.


Global Microbial Fuel Cell market is expected to witness a significant growth during the forecast period due to increasing demand for portable water. MFC technology is considered as the prominent technology for electricity generation and concomitant wastewater treatment. But, the high cost of the components related to microbial fuel cells and low efficiency are hindering the commercialization of microbial fuel cells when compared with other energy generating systems. The performance of an MFC hugely rely on the reactor design and electrode materials. On the way to improve the efficiency of an MFC, significant practices have been carried out to discover new electrode materials and reactor designs in recent times. All these factors are expected to drive the market of microbial fuel cells.


Key Players


The top listed players of global microbial fuel cell market are:



  • Pilus Energy LLC (US)

  • Fluence Corporation Limited (US)

  • Triqua International BV (The Netherlands)

  • Electrochem Solutions and Emefcy Ltd (US)

  • MICROrganic Technologies Inc. (US)

  • Prongineer R&D Ltd (Canada)

  • Vinpro Technologies (India)

  • Sainergy Tech (US).


Industry News


Toyota Corporation launched a new hydrogen production facility and refueling station at its defunct automobile factory in Melbourne, Australia, in March 2021, just in time for the launch of its second-generation microbial fuel-cell car, the Mirai FCEV. A 200-kilowatt electrolyzer and a 100-kilowatt battery are part of the facility, which is powered by an 84-kilowatt solar array and a 100-kilowatt battery.


Hyzon Motors Inc. announced in December 2021 that Shanghai Hydrogen HongYun Automotive Co. would provide 29 fuel cell electric trucks to a major steel business in China.


Microbial Fuel Cell Market Segmentation


Global microbial fuel cells market has been segmented based on type, application, end-user, and region. Based on type, the market has been classified into mediator and non-mediator. Mediator fuel cells dominates the market as these fuel cells use different electrolytes. These kind of fuel cells are non-toxic.


Microbial Fuel Cell Market  Share


Microbial fuel cell is a bio-electrochemical device that uses bacteria as the catalysts to oxidize organic and inorganic matter and generate current. Also, microbial is a fuel cell which transforms chemical energy into electricity using oxidation reduction reactions. MFC consists of an two electrodes (anode and cathode) and membrane (a area that separates two electrodes). Microbes at anode oxidizes the organic fuel generating proton and electrons. Protons passes through membrane to cathode and electrons passes through anode to external circuit in order to generate current. MFC has gained attention due to its ability to generate power from organic or inorganic compounds through microorganisms. 


Increasing demand for portable water and government initiatives for environmental sustainability will drive the market. Moreover, increasing focus on wastewater treatment present significant opportunities for microbial fuel cell market. Also, North America is expected to dominate the global market as this market is driven by significant amount of investments and R&D initiatives from the government and various enterprises. It is also anticipated, that microbial fuel cell technology would be cost-effective as compared to other alternatives including renewable energy production from biomass.  


The global microbial fuel cell market is projected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period, due to increasing government initiatives worldwide for environmental sustainability. Moreover, the increasing focus on wastewater treatment poses lucrative business opportunities in the microbial fuel cell industry as wastewater is a source of innumerable microbial flora. So, generation of electricity from degradation of wastewater with the help of microbial flora is expected to offer opportunities to microbial fuel cell market.



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   9.00% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Application, End-User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Pilus Energy LLC (US), Fluence Corporation Limited (US), Triqua International BV (The Netherlands), Electrochem Solutions and Emefcy Ltd (US), MICROrganic Technologies Inc. (US), Prongineer R&D Ltd (Canada), Vinpro Technologies (India), and Sainergy Tech (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players
  Key Market Drivers   Increasing government initiatives worldwide for environmental sustainability


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

MICROrganic Technologies Inc. (US), Electrochem Solutions, and Emefcy Ltd (US) and Prongineer R&D Ltd (Canada) are the competitors in the market.

The North American regional market is expected to establish a major lead in the market.

A 9.00% CAGR is estimated to transform the growth potential of the market.

The growing focus on wastewater treatment is estimated to power the development of the market in the coming period.

The limited application range is projected to restrict the market in the forthcoming period.