World Fuel Cell Generator Markets Report 2023-2030: Hydrogen Takes Center Stage as Financial Incentives and Robust Hydrogen Infrastructure Ignite Innovations

Dublin, Aug. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Fuel Cell Generator Market by End User (Marine, Aquaculture, Construction, Agriculture, Data Centers, Emergency Response Generators), Size (Small (Up to 200 kW), Large (>200 kW)), Fuel Type (Hydrogen, Ammonia, Methanol), Region - Global Forecast to 2030" report has been added to's offering.

The global fuel cell generator market is on a trajectory of substantial expansion, poised to surge from its current valuation of USD 0.4 billion in 2023 to an impressive USD 2.1 billion by 2030, marking an extraordinary Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.4%.

The driving forces behind this remarkable growth are the escalating demand for reliable energy solutions for data centers and emergency response scenarios, firmly establishing fuel cell generators as the go-to power source in these critical settings.

Within this landscape of rapid evolution, Europe emerges as a dynamic epicenter for the fuel cell generator market's growth during the forecast period. The region stands as a trailblazer in sustainability endeavors, exemplified by its resolute commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and embrace clean energy alternatives.

Fuel cell generators, renowned for their low-emission and zero-pollution power generation capabilities, seamlessly align with Europe's ambitious environmental targets. The continent has successfully orchestrated a supportive policy and regulatory framework, fostering the development and adoption of fuel cell technology.

Financial incentives, grants, and robust research funding have collectively catalyzed innovation and investments in the fuel cell sector. Europe's robust hydrogen infrastructure further amplifies its standing, enabling efficient production, storage, and distribution of hydrogen as a fuel for fuel cell generators.

In the realm of the fuel cell generator market, a select group of major players holds sway, boasting extensive regional presence. Key industry leaders including Bloom Energy (US), Doosan Fuel Cell Co., Ltd. (South Korea), Ballard Power Systems (Canada), ABB (Switzerland), and Loop Energy Inc. (Canada) steer the course of this thriving market segment.

Hydrogen: The largest segment of the fuel cell generator market, by fuel type

Based on fuel type, the fuel cell generator market has been split into three types: hydrogen, ammonia, and methanol. Compared to other fuel cell technologies, hydrogen fuel cells have quick refueling times, enabling speedy deployment for vehicles and other uses. Additionally, hydrogen fuel cells have a high-power density, which allows them to supply a lot of power in a tiny, light design.

Small size (up to 200 kW) segment is expected to emerge as the largest segment based on size

By size, the fuel cell generator market has been segmented into small scale (up to 200 kW) and large scale (above 200 kW)

. Recent advancements in fuel cell technology, such as improved efficiency, durability, and cost reduction, have made small-scale fuel cell generators more viable and attractive. These technological developments have increased the overall performance and reliability of fuel cell systems, making them a practical and competitive option for small-scale power generation applications.

By end user, the marine segment is expected to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period

Based on end user, the fuel cell generator market is segmented into marine, aquaculture, construction, agriculture, data centers, and emergency response generators. Fuel cell generators can be used as auxiliary power units on ships and boats.

They provide a reliable and efficient source of electricity for various onboard systems, including lighting, navigation, communication equipment, refrigeration, and other electrical loads. Fuel cells offer quiet operation, reduced vibrations, and improved energy efficiency compared to traditional diesel generators, enhancing the overall onboard experience.

Premium Insights

  • Rising Demand for Clean Power Generation to Boost Adoption of Fuel Cell Generators by Environmentally Conscious Industries
  • European Fuel Cell Generator Market to Grow at Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
  • Data Centers to Account for Largest Market Share in 2030
  • Hydrogen to Account for Largest Market Share in 2030
  • Small Scale (Up to 200 Kw) Segment to Account for Largest Market Share in 2030

Market Dynamics


  • Global Focus on Reducing Carbon Emissions and Environmental Impact
  • Rising Need for Reliable and Constant Power Supply


  • High Cost of Catalysts Used in Fuel Cell Generators
  • High Capital Expenditure Associated with Hydrogen Energy Storage


  • Integration of Renewable Energy Sources into Power Grids
  • Supportive Government Policies, Incentives, and Rebates on Installation of Fuel Cell Generators


  • Water Management in Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
  • High Operational Temperature of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Case Study Analysis

  • Samsung Heavy Industries Plans to Develop Clean Power Ships by Joining Hands with Bloom Energy
  • Southern Communication Services Employs Plug Power's Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Uninterrupted Power Supply
  • Ikea Uses Bloom Energy's Fuel Cell Generators as Backup Systems in Power Generation Plant

Companies Mentioned

  • ABB
  • AFC Energy plc
  • Altergy
  • Ballard Power Systems
  • Bloom Energy
  • Boc Limited
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Doosan Fuel Cell Co. Ltd.
  • Eodev
  • Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. Kg
  • Fuji Electric Co. Ltd.
  • Gaussin
  • Gencell Ltd.
  • H2Sys
  • Loop Energy Inc.
  • Nedstack Fuel Cell Technology Bv
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Plug Power Inc.
  • Powercell Sweden Ab
  • Powerup Energy Technologies
  • Proton Motor Power Systems plc
  • Siemens Energy
  • Teco 2030
  • Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation
  • Tw Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies
  • Yanmar Holdings Co. Ltd

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