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“EMD Is Likely To Remain The Preferred Energy Material For The Future Generation”, says new Visiongain report

05 September 2019

Visiongain’s new report the Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide Market Report: Forecasts by Application (Batteries, Alkaline Batteries, Zinc-carbon Batteries, Li-ion Batteries, Water Treatment, Other Applications) Plus Leading Company Analysis and Regional and Leading National Market Analysis. The Lithiated Manganese Dioxide (LMD) battery is one of the most significant innovations on the EMD market. It has a combination of 61 percent manganese, 4 percent lithium, and 35 percent oxygen by weight, and provides several advantages such as high power output, thermal stability, and enhanced safety, which increases demand among electric vehicle producers.

Electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) is the critical element of cathode material in contemporary alkaline, lithium and sodium batteries including electrochemical capacitors and manufacturing of hydrogen. EMD is likely to stay the preferred energy material for future generation in terms of environmental and cost factors, as it has been in latest decades. Reducing fossil fuels and rising oil prices have developed the need for sustainable sources of energy. The energy storage device from alternative and cheap sources, such as low-grade manganese ores, has a niche in the market for renewable energy and portable electronics. Despite vast manganese sources and present activity in generating modified EMD products from secondary sources, India is mostly importing EMD to satisfy its requirement, to a surprise.

Many of the renewable sources available (solar and wind) are intermittent, and the energy supply may not meet the requirement for energy. Therefore, storage is necessary if energy is to be stored for use at a later moment when it is required. In the renewable energy storage, mobile electronics and electrical transport systems markets, alkaline rechargeable batteries have become the ultimate option for energy storage systems. Continuous research and development efforts are therefore ongoing to generate from secondary sources an economically feasible, environmentally friendly power storage device.

Huge Demand from Battery Manufacturing Sector

EMD is one of the commonly used cathode components for primary batteries and supercapacitors for alkaline and lithium manganese batteries. It has also become very common in rechargeable batteries for lithium, potassium and magnesium-ion since the 1990s. Despite its constraints in attaining theoretical power density and practical rechargeability, its low manufacturing price, environmental compatibility, high redox potential, high rate capacity, better comparative performance over a broad temperature range, and lengthy storage life created intense interest for this material. Being an environmentally friendly and comparatively cheap material, manganese dioxide was highly demanded as a cathode material for energy storage compared to other metal oxide counterparts such as nickel and cobalt oxides

Research Works On EMD Is Necessary To Overcome Challenges In The Market

EMD material, future research may also concentrate on issues such as anode suitability, EMD-related conductivity issues, improving recharge capacity and reducing power density issues in rechargeable alkaline batteries and super capacitors. Some continuing study work in litigated EMD is giving this material a fresh perception. For example, technicians at Illinois University have been able to construct a prototype EMD battery that can be recharged up to 90% within two minutes, with the future challenge of creating electric vehicle batteries that can resist such elevated present rates.

Similarly, Stanford researchers ' manganese-based battery that capitalizes on the difference in salinity between fresh and salt water to produce electricity will be challenged to replace the costly silver anodes that are presently being used. Consequently, demand for these batteries is driving up as there is more potential to be used in electric vehicles with this material. Not only do these techniques have the ability to drive the demand for manganese further, they also alter the manner we live. This revolutionizes the manganese oxide industry and creates possibilities for investment in this field. Most importantly, these techniques will give researchers and scientists more impetus to investigate fresh and sustainable secondary sources of manganese for future energy storage and conversion.

Alkaline Batteries Have Seen A Rise In Demand, Which Indeed Supports Growth Of EMD

Over the previous few years, alkaline batteries have seen a rise in demand and are widely used in developed economies such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Switzerland. Alkaline batteries are intended to provide long-lasting efficiency and are used primarily in multiple electronic products such as clocks, radios and remote controls. High runtime and productivity resulted to the largest penetration of alkaline batteries on the market. The battery segment emerged as the most dominant application segment in 2018 with a complete share of over 90 percent and is anticipated to continue to lead over the forecast period. These long-lasting batteries are used in all mobile tools such as toys, digital diaries, iPods, artificial pacemakers, calculators, and wrist and stopwatches. The lithium-ion battery industry is anticipated to experience the greatest development in the coming years due to the growing demand from electric vehicles.

Leading Regional & National Analysis

Europe is expected to expand at a reasonable pace due to increased demand for EV and electronic appliances powered by batteries. European governments are investing continuously in lithium-ion battery charging stations to boost the sustainability of cars, which is supposed to play a key role in growing demand for battery-powered cars in the coming years.

Asia Pacific accounted for 32.0 percent of the market share of EMD in 2018 and is anticipated to gain traction over the forecast period owing to the increase in battery demand. During the estimated time period, the acceleration in demand for electronic products is expected to boost the regional market. Asia Pacific is the world's biggest EMD manufacturer because it has experienced an increase in power storage devices combined with a growing automotive electronics sector. This drives this region's demand for EMD and is anticipated to have a beneficial effect on market growth.

Leading Players

Qingdao BassTech Co., Ltd, Delta EMD Ltd., Metallics Mine-chem Pvt. Ltd., Tosoh Corporation, Mesa Minerals Limited (Mesa), Tronox Limited, Price International Corporation, American Manganese Inc., Xiangtan Electrochemical Scientific Ltd., Micromesh Minerals & Metals

Despite the lower global manganese ore prices, a fierce competition has been foreseen by the market. Furthermore, owing to falling prices and disappointing volumes, the EMD is extremely fragmented in nature. Sustainable policies have been embraced by top players in this industry to provide high-quality raw materials for long-term advantages. These businesses also focus primarily on product safety. These businesses look forward to taking sophisticated technology approaches and incorporating value chains to achieve economies of scale and greater profit margin. Fusions and acquisitions and joint ventures are some of the latest approaches that businesses are supposed to implement for greater market penetration

The comprehensive report offers market estimation and forecast for the period ranging 2019 – 2029 for leading national markets and rest of the world. Moreover, the report contains dedicated leading companies covering 10 leading producers in the field of advanced energy storage systems.

The EMD Market Report 2019-2029 will be of value to anyone who wants to better understand the energy storage market and its various segments. It will be useful for businesses who wish to better comprehend the part of the market they are already involved in, or those wishing to enter or expand into a different regional or technical part of the energy industry.

Notes for Editors
If you are interested in a more detailed overview of this report, please send an e-mail to sara.peerun@visiongain.com or call her on +44 (0) 207 336 6100.

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