Nanotechnology in Energy Applications

Nanotechnology in Energy Applications

BCC, Date of Publication: Aug 22, 2017
US$5,550.00
GB-NAN044C

This report provides:

  • An overview of the global market for nanoscale materials (nanopowders, nanocomposites, nanoscale thin films, and others) and devices (nanosensors)
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
  • Discussion of nanotechnology applications that are currently in commercial use or are likely to be commercialized in the next five years
  • An in-depth technology review and a detailed patent analysis
  • Comprehensive company profiles for major players

Nanotechnology is increasingly impacting the U.S. and world energy balance, both on the supply and demand sides.  On the supply side, nanotechnology is being used to optimize production from existing energy sources (e.g., crude petroleum) and to exploit new sources such as heavy oil, liquefied coal and solar energy (including using solar energy to produce hydrogen).  Nanotechnology is also improving and opening new possibilities for the transmission and storage of energy, especially electricity and possibly hydrogen in the future.

On the supply side, nanotechnologies have the potential to reduce energy consumption by making it possible to manufacture lighter and/or more energy-efficient cards and appliances.  Nanotechnologies can also be used to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Identifying nanoscale materials and devices that currently are or in the future could be used in energy production or conservation applications.
  • Analyzing and predicting trends in the most likely application(s) for each of these materials and devices.
  • Projecting the resulting market for specific nanoscale materials and devices.
  • Estimating the potential net impact of nanoscale materials and devices on the global energy balance.
  • Drawing attention to manufacturers of renewable energy systems and associated advanced materials and devices that are most likely to benefit from the trends identified above.

This report provides:

  • An overview of the global market for nanoscale materials (nanopowders, nanocomposites, nanoscale thin films, and others) and devices (nanosensors).
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011and 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017.
  • Discussion of nanotechnology applications that are currently in commercial use or are likely to be commercialized in the next five years.
  • An in-depth technology review and a detailed patent analysis.
  • Comprehensive company profiles for major players.

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This report is a business opportunity report intended especially for developers and vendors of nanoscale materials and devices that target the energy systems market. It should also be useful to vendors of energy systems interested in understanding where the market is headed with respect to nanoscale enabling technologies.

Other readers who will find the report’s findings and conclusions informative include:

  • Investors.
  • Members of the energy trade, professionals and advocacy organizations.
  • The general nanotechnology interest community.
  • Officials of government agencies and multinational organizations concerned with energy developments and nanotechnology.

While the report is oriented to the interests and concerns of a non-technical audience, it contains a great deal of technical information that should also be of interest to scientists and engineers working in the nanotechnology and energy fields.

SCOPE AND FORMAT

The report focuses on the global market for nanoscale materials (e.g., nanopowders, nanocomposites, nanoscale thin films and others) and devices (e.g., nanosensors) used in the following types of energy applications:

  • Renewable and non-renewable energy production (e.g., petroleum refining, solar energy).
  • Energy transmission, conversion and storage (e.g., transmission systems, transformers, batteries and fuel cells).
  • Energy end uses (motor vehicles, building HVAC systems, manufacturing).

The report concentrates on nanotechnology applications that are currently in commercial use or are likely to be commercialized by 2017. Other applications that, while promising, are not likely to make it out of the laboratory by 2017, are not covered in-depth.

The report does not cover nanoscale materials and devices used to monitor and/or control the environmental impacts of energy production, or use such as nanomaterials used in automotive catalytic converters. 

Date of Publication:
Aug 22, 2017
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