The Market for Liquid Biofuels Outside North America

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LONDON, Nov. 8, 2017

Use this report to:
– Receive a general overview of biofuel types, manufacturing methods, feedstock options, typical plant costs, and operating margins

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– Analyze the liquid biofuels markets in individual world regions: Europe, South America,
Asia and the Pacific Rim, and Africa and the Middle East
– Identify significant developments and quantify various market sectors
– Receive a breakdown of industry structure and company profiles of various players in the field

The market for liquid biofuels outside of North America totaled $48.8 billion in 2014 and $41.7 billion in 2015. This market is expected to reach $89.6 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.5%.
The first generation biofuels segment of this market should reach $46.3 billion in 2015 and $39.3 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 16.6% through the forecast period.
The other fuels market is projected to increase from $2.4 billion in 2015 to $5.0 billion in 2020, with a CAGR of 16.2%.

This BCC Research report aims to offer an in-depth analysis for liquid biofuels markets in world regions other than North America.

While the term “biofuels” describes solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel derived from recently dead biological material as opposed to fossil fuels — which are derived from long dead biological material — for the purposes of this report biofuels will refer to liquid fuels only. At present, two biofuel types are commercially available, namely bioethanol and biodiesel. As the term “ethanol” has come to refer to bioethanol in common English language usage, this report also will adhere to that convention.

In addition to ethanol and biodiesel, often referred to first-generation biofuels, several more fuel types may be manufactured from raw materials derived from plant resources. In the past few years, commercial plants have been used in the production of second-generation ethanol (cellulosic ethanol), hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and biobutanol. Meanwhile, other biofuels, such as algae-based biodiesel or green gasoline, have been studied intensively.

The primary drivers for the industry are government mandates that have established specific levels of biofuel blends with fossil fuels. In this study, the biofuels market is analyzed by feedstock type, production capacity, and by producer. Market values are calculated from historical per liter sales prices and forecast prices according to potential future markets. Conclusions are illustrated with statistical information on markets, applications, industry structure and dynamics, along with technological developments.

While biofuels account for just 1% of world fuel consumption, they are the subject of considerable global interest. Conventional energy resources, mainly fossil fuels, are becoming limited due to a rapid worldwide increase in demand.

A growing imbalance in energy demand and supply affects consumer prices as well as the environment, prompting a search for new sustainable energy resources. Biomass is one such environmentally sound renewable resource from which various fuels can be manufactured. Fuels produced from plant materials also have the potential to invigorate lagging agricultural sectors in emerging countries, such as those in Eastern Europe and parts of Asia.

The study aims to give individuals an in-depth analysis of the biofuels industry, as well as identify significant developments and forecasts important trends, quantify the various market sectors, and highlight companies active in those areas.

As this industry is diverse and fragmented, it is difficult to find studies that gather extensive data from far-reaching resources. However, this report contains a unique collection of information, analyses, forecasts, and conclusions that is hard (or impossible) to find elsewhere.

This report on biofuel products, process technology, market players and industry trends is intended to present pertinent information for anyone concerned with the interface between agriculture, energy and fuels. Interested parties might include new business and business development managers, project investors and developers, green power marketers, energy market advisors, energy professionals, engineers, venture capital investors, commodity brokers and analysts, biofuel producers, biofuels technology and equipment suppliers, feedstock suppliers, energy and environmental researchers, vegetable oil crushers and refiners, fuel blenders, marketers and distributors, and oil and gas project developers.

This BCC Research report presents a general overview of biofuel types, manufacturing methods, feedstock options, typical plant costs, and operating margins, followed by an analysis of individual world regions: Europe, South America, Asia and the Pacific Rim, and Africa and the Middle East. Each region is evaluated in terms of fuel production and demand, the legislative framework for biofuel use, incentives for production, and the number and capacity of manufacturing plants.

Where known, a full listing of existing commercial-scale plants (greater than 10 million liters per year, producing and non-producing) is presented, as are listings of plants under construction. Each regional evaluation includes estimates of market size for sales of ethanol, biodiesel, and other fuel types, and a forecast for growth to 2020. Values are given in U.S. dollars. Forecasts are in constant U.S. dollars and growth rates are compounded. The report includes a breakdown of industry structure and brief company profiles of the various players in the area.

The methodology used for the report consists of data collected from several sources; analysis of governmental studies, annual reports, company brochures, patent literature, business, technical and industry journals and conference literature; also governmental specialists and industry experts was contacted and assisted BCC in identifying and updating production and consumption statistics, as well as identifying new developments for advanced biofuels.

The data collected was carefully analyzed and categorized by geographic location and took into consideration policy framework, biofuel production capacity, feedstock available and predicted advances in the biofuel industry.

The information sources for this study include online governmental studies and data; companies' annual reports and industrial and governmental experts. Statistical and other data were collected from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), The European Biodiesel Board, the European Renewable Ethanol (ePure), The Methanol Institute, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), European Biofuels Technology Platform, Biodiesel Magazine, Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biofuels Review,, International Confederation of European Beet Growers (CIBE), the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC), Portuguese Directorate General for Energy and Geology (DGEG), Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels, the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce (MDIC), The Brazilian Association of Biodiesel Producers (APROBIO), Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), Colombian National Biofuels Federation and Indian Sugar Mills Association.

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