Reportlinker.com

Reportlinker.com

March 11, 2008 10:01 ET

High Growth Reported for the World Biofuels Market

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Renewable energies industry is available in its catalogue.

World Biofuels Market

Global demand to approach 90 million metric tons in 2011

Demand for biofuels will expand almost 20 percent per year through 2011 to 92 million metric tons, despite recent concerns about the impact of biofuels on the environment and world food supplies. Market expansion will be led by a more than doubling of the global market for bioethanol, with the biodiesel market achieving even more rapid growth. Other biofuels will also achieve double digit gains, though from a much smaller base.

Economic, environmental issues spur biofuel demand

The world market for biofuels has expanded rapidly in recent years as a combination of domestic politics, rising oil prices, increasing concerns about global warming, and potential economic opportunity have spurred a broad range of countries to pass laws that support biofuel industries. World bioethanol demand has benefitted from a powerful farm lobby in the United States that has succeeded in passing a renewable fuel mandate, as well as rising oil prices that have boosted bioethanol demand in Brazil. Growing concerns about global warming have helped stimulate both bioethanol and biodiesel demand in the European Union, while several countries in the Asia/Pacific region have instituted biofuel programs as a means of boosting their local economies. Though protective sentiments will remain high, global trade in biofuels will continue to develop, as many countries in Western Europe, North America and Asia/Pacific find that they cannot fully satisfy demand with domestic production. Despite, or perhaps even because of, the success of biofuels in recent years, questions have begun to arise about the wisdom of using biofuels as an alternative energy source going forward. While the impact of biofuels on world food supplies is expected to be a short term issue, the potential negative impact of biofuels on the environment could have longer term consequences. In spite of these concerns, though, countries' overarching need for energy security and domestic economic development will continue to drive rapid increases in consumption, most notably in the large North American market.

Economic, environmental issues spur biofuel demand

World biofuel production will track increases in demand as most countries seek to foster domestic biofuel industries, both to reduce reliance upon imported oil, and to foster domestic economic development. This will continue to favor the development of cereal-based (maize and wheat) bioethanol capacity in North America and Western Europe, as well as sugarcane-based bioethanol production in Latin America. Likewise, biodiesel production will center on soy oil in the Americas, rapeseed oil in Europe, and palm (and increasingly jatropha) in the Asia/Pacific. Next-generation cellulosic bioethanol and algal biodiesel technologies will become commercially significant in the longer term.

Study coverage

It offers historical demand data plus forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by type and application in 6 regions and 17 countries worldwide. In addition, the study assesses key technologies, evaluates market shares and profiles 29 global competitors.

Market Environment

Macroeconomic Overview

Demographics

World Petroleum Industry Outlook

Gasoline

Diesel

Other Fuels

World Motor Vehicle Trends

World Agricultural Outlook

Corn

Soybeans

Sugarcane & Sugar Beets

Other Biofuel Crops

World Fats & Oils Industry Outlook

Environmental Policy & Regulation

Global Warming

Food Versus Fuel

Energy Policy

Water Use

Competitive Alternative Fuels Outlook

LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS:

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region

2 World Population by Region

3 World Motor Vehicle Park

4 World Refined Products Demand

5 World Gasoline Demand

6 World Diesel Demand

7 World Corn Production

8 World Soybean Production

9 World Sugar Crop Production

10 World Fats & Oils Production

TECHNOLOGY

Processing Technologies

Enzymatic Hydrolysis

Fermentation

Transesterification

Pyrolysis and Gasification

Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis

TECHNOLOGY by Biofuel

Bioethanol

Biodiesel

Pure Vegetable Oil

Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL)

Biobutanol

Biomethanol

Biocrude

Other Biofuels

WORLD OVERVIEW

Demand

Bioethanol

Biodiesel

Other

Production

Bioethanol

Starch-based

Sugar-based

Other

Biodiesel

Vegetable Oils

Palm Oil

Other

Other Biofuels

Regional Overview

Demand

Production

Trade

LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS:

1 Biofuel Demand by Type & Region

Cht World Biofuel Demand by Type, 2006

2 Bioethanol Demand by Region

Cht World Bioethanol Demand by Region, 2006

3 Biodiesel Demand by Region

Cht World Biodiesel Demand by Region, 2006

4 Other Biofuels Demand by Region

5 Biofuel Production by Type & Region

Cht World Biofuel Demand by Application, 2006

6 Bioethanol Production by

Raw Material & Region

Cht World Bioethanol Production

by Raw Material, 2006

7 Bioethanol Production from

Starch Crops by Region

8 Bioethanol Production from

Sugar Crops by Region

9 Bioethanol Production from

Other Materials by Region

10 Biodiesel Production by

Raw Material & Region

Cht World Biodiesel Production

by Raw Material, 2006

11 Biodiesel Production from

Vegetable Oil by Type & Region

12 Biodiesel Production from Palm Oil by Region

13 Biodiesel Production from

Other Materials by Region

14 Other Biofuels Production by Region

15 Biofuel Demand by Region

Cht World Biofuel Demand by Region, 2006

16 Biofuel Production by Region

Cht World Biofuel Production by Region, 2006

17 World Biofuel Net Exports by Region

NORTH AMERICA

United States

Canada

Mexico

LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS:

1 NORTH AMERICA Regional Indicators

2 NORTH AMERICA Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

3 United States Indicators

4 United States Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

5 Canada Indicators

6 Canada Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

7 Mexico Indicators

8 Mexico Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

WESTERN EUROPE

Germany

France

Italy

Spain

United Kingdom

Other WESTERN EUROPE

LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS:

1 WESTERN EUROPE Regional Indicators

2 WESTERN EUROPE Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

3 Germany Indicators

4 Germany Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

5 France Indicators

6 France Biofuel Demand by Type & Application

7 Italy Indicators

8 Italy Biofuel Demand by Type & Application

9 Spain Indicators

10 Spain Biofuel Demand by Type & Application

11 United Kingdom Indicators

12 United Kingdom Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

13 Other WESTERN EUROPE Indicators

14 Other WESTERN EUROPE Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

ASIA/PACIFIC

China

Malaysia

India

Japan

Indonesia

Other ASIA/PACIFIC

LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS:

1 ASIA/PACIFIC Regional Indicators

2 ASIA/PACIFIC Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

3 China Indicators

4 China Biofuel Demand by Type & Application

5 Malaysia Indicators

6 Malaysia Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

7 India Indicators

8 India Biofuel Demand by Type & Application

9 Japan Indicators

10 Japan Biofuel Demand by Type & Application

11 Indonesia Kingdom Indicators

12 Indonesia Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

13 Other ASIA/PACIFIC Indicators

14 Other ASIA/PACIFIC Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

OTHER REGIONS

Latin America

Brazil

Other Latin America

Eastern Europe

Poland

Czech Republic

Other Eastern Europe

Africa/Mideast

South Africa

Other Africa/Mideast

LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS:

1 Latin America Regional Indicators

2 Latin America Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

3 Brazil Indicators

4 Brazil Biofuel Demand by Type & Application

5 Other Latin America Indicators

6 Other Latin America Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

7 Eastern Europe Regional Indicators

8 Eastern Europe Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

9 Poland Indicators

10 Poland Biofuel Demand by Type & Application

11 Czech Republic Indicators

12 Czech Republic Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

13 Other Eastern Europe Indicators

14 Other Eastern Europe Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

15 Africa/Mideast Regional Indicators

16 Africa/Mideast Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

17 South Africa Indicators

18 South Africa Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

19 Other Africa/Mideast Indicators

20 Other Africa/Mideast Biofuel Demand

by Type & Application

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

Market Share

Competitive Strategies

Marketing & Distribution

Mergers & Acquisitions

LIST OF TABLES & CHARTS:

1 Biofuel Industry Sales, 2006

Cht World Biofuel Market Share, 2006

2 Mergers & Acquisitions

3 Cooperative Agreements

Company Profiles

To order this report:

World Biofuels Market

More market research reports?

Go to http://www.reportlinker.com

Contact Information