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Biodiesel Market (2009 - 2014)

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Publishing Date: February 2010
Report Code: EP 1209

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Report Description

The limited availability of petrol and its surging prices have brought about the development of alternative fuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol, and biogas. The major advantages of biodiesel are that it enhances engine life, and unlike petroleum, it does not pollute the environment.

The biodiesel market is slated for a huge growth in the next few years not only because of the growing environmental concerns, but also because of the surging prices for non-renewable sources of energy, especially petroleum. Governments across the globe are encouraging the use of biodiesel; and many countries have initiated blending of conventional diesel with a percentage of biodiesel.

This report analyzes the markets for the major feedstock currently used for biodiesel production, such as vegetable oils, waste oils, and animal fats; as well as potential feedstock such as algae, jatropha, and sunflower oil. The report includes an in-depth analysis of transesterification, the technology to convert oils to biodiesel, and a comparative analysis between conventional petrol diesel and biodiesel on parameters such as pricing, feedstock availability, and the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The report extensively analyzes the automotive, aerospace, railways, and heating applications of biodiesel. Each of the major and micro biodiesel markets include detailed analysis of the factors influencing the market, trends and forecasts, competitive landscape, and in-depth geographic analysis of the biodiesel markets in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Rest of the World.

The report identifies factors that drive or inhibit market growth in order to support the market trends and forecasts made herein for each sub-segment. More than 38 company profiles are provided for a deeper insight into the competitive landscape. The market tables are categorized as per geographies and feedstocks.

The intended audience of this report includes:

  • Biodiesel producers
  • Feedstock suppliers
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Aerospace companies and organizations
  • Government authorities

Table Of Contents
1 Introduction
  1.1 Key Take Aways
  1.2 Report Description
  1.3 Markets Covered
  1.4 Research Methodology
  1.5 Stakeholders

2 Summary

3 Market overview
  3.1 Evolution Of The Biodiesel Market
      3.1.1 Market Definition
  3.2 Market Forces Analysis
      3.2.1 Incentives And Government Mandates
      3.2.2 Increasing R&D Investments
      3.2.3 Feedstock Availability And Competition From Ethanol For Subsidy
      3.2.4 Novel Biodiesel Feedstock
      3.2.5 Sustainability
  3.3 Global Biodiesel Market
      3.3.1 Drivers
   Tax Incentives Supports Market Development
   Biodiesel Benefits
   Environmental Security Drives Demand
   Government Mandates Stimulates Production
   Energy Independence And Economic Security
   Volatile Petroleum Prices Provides Growth Prospects
      3.3.2 Restraints & Opportunities
   Insufficient Feedstock Restraints Growth
   Food Vs Fuel Debate
   Fluctuating Raw Material Prices
   Emergence Of New Feedstocks
  3.4 Biodiesel Market Moving Towards Consolidation
  3.5 Europe Dominating Production
  3.6 Major Players And Their Market Share
  3.7 Biodiesel Market Trends, By Region
      3.7.1 Americas: Reviving With New Biodiesel Destinations
      3.7.2 Europe: Increasing Tax, Decreasing Production
      3.7.3 Asia: Biodiesel Market Opportunity
  3.8 Patent Analysis Of Biodiesel Market

4 Global Biodiesel Market Opportunities
  4.1 Global Biodiesel Market Dynamics
      4.1.1 Global Biodiesel Production Overview
  4.2 Key Issues And Their Market Impact
      4.2.1 Feedstock Cost & Availability
   Market Impact
   Possible Solution
      4.2.2 Governmental Support
   Market Impact
   Possible Solutions
  4.3 Biodiesel: A Green Fuel
      4.3.1 Potential To Reduce Ghg Emissions
  4.4 Biodiesel Vs Petroleum Diesel
      4.4.1 Pricing
   Global Pricing Trends In Biodiesel
   Retail Cost Component Analysis
      4.4.2 Biodiesel Vs Petroleum Diesel: Comparative Analysis
  4.5 Biodiesel Market: Opportunities
      4.5.1 Short-Term Growth Opportunities
      4.5.2 Midterm Growth Opportunities
   Commercialization Of Biodiesel From Algae
   Export From Developing Nations
   Community Projects
      4.5.3 Long-Term Opportunities
  4.6 Biodiesel Applications
      4.6.1 Automotive Application
           Improved Vehicle Performance
           Support From Vehicle Manufacturers
           Governmental Initiatives
           Requires Engine Modifications
           Reduction In Fuel Economy
           Lower Cloud-Point
      4.6.2 Marine Applications
      4.6.3 Railway Applications
      4.6.4 Heating Oil (Boiler Fuel) Application
      4.6.5 Other Applications
  4.7 Glycerin As A Biodiesel Byproduct

5 Feedstock Analysis
  5.1 Feedstock FFA Content: Price Processing Cost Correlation
  5.2 Vegetable Oil Feedstock
      5.2.1 Methyl Ester Characteristics Of Various Vegetable Oils
      5.2.2 Edible Oil Feedstock
   Soy Oil Feedstock
   Rapeseed Oil Feedstock
   Palm Oil Feedstock
      5.2.3 Inedible Oil Feedstock
   Jatropha Oil
   Pongamia Oil
      5.2.4 Waste Vegetable Oil
  5.3 Animal Fat
  5.4 Other Feedstocks
   Sunflower Oil Feedstock
   Other Feedstock Sources

6 Biodiesel Production Technologies
  6.1 Transesterification Issues
      6.1.1 Feedstock-Related Issue
      6.1.2 Process Related Issues
   Type Of Alcohol Used
   Use Of Catalyst
   Reaction Time, Temperature, And Agitation
  6.2 Technological Innovations To Improve Cost-Effectiveness

7 Geographic Analysis
  7.1 European Biodiesel Market
      7.1.1 Production & Capacity Analysis
      7.1.2 European Biodiesel Market: Issues & Challenges
   Phasing Out Of Incentives And Tax Exemption
   Lack Of Distribution Channels
   Decrease In Support For Rapeseed Oil
      7.1.3 Biodiesel Policy In Europe
   EC Biofuel Directives
   Biodiesel Targets
      7.1.4 Future Impact Of Europe On Global Biodiesel Market
  7.2 American Biodiesel Market
      7.2.1 U.S. Biodiesel Market: Overview
      7.2.2 Production And Capacity Analysis
      7.2.3 Price Differential Analysis: Biodiesel Vs. Conventional Diesel
      7.2.4 Biodiesel Policy
   Biodiesel Targets Of Federal Government
   Biodiesel Targets Of U.S. State Governments
   Investment Subsidies And Tax Credits
   Other Measures
      7.2.5 U.S. Biodiesel Market: Issues & Challenges
      7.2.6 Future Impact Of U.S. On Global Biodiesel Market
  7.3 Asian Biodiesel Market
      7.3.1 Biodiesel Production Analysis
      7.3.2 Biodiesel Policy
   Future Impact Of Asia On Global Biodiesel Market
  7.4 Row Biodiesel Market
      7.4.1 Australian Biodiesel Market
      7.4.2 African Biodiesel Market

8 Competitive Landscape

9 Appendix
  9.1 Kyoto Protocol
      9.1.1 Protocol Provisions
  9.2 Tax Incentives (U.S.)
  9.3 Biodiesel Grants (U.S.)
  9.4 Primary Feedstock Used In Different Countries
  9.5 U.S. Patents
  9.6 European Patents
  9.7 Asia Patents
List Of Figures
1. Parental Structure Of The Biodiesel Market
2. Evolution Of Biodiesel
3. Market Forces Analysis For Biodiesel 
4. Top Companies And Their Strategies
5. Global Biodiesel Producers, By Geography
6. Biodiesel Production Capacity, By Company  In 2009 (Million Gallons)
7. Comparative Analysis Of Geographic Trends In Global Biodiesel Market
8. Number Of Biodiesel Patents Increasing Over The Years
9. Europe Files Largest Number Of Biodiesel Patents,  2005-2009
10. Year Wise Comparision OF Biodiesel Patents
11. Vegetable Oil Is Dominant Feedstock
12. Biodiesel Market Issue Impact Analysis
13. Biodiesel Lifecycle CO2 Emission
14. Effect Of Biodiesel Blend Level On CO2 Emission
15. Etail Cost Components Of Petroleum Diesel And Biodiesel
16. Glycerine Demand In Different Applications Short And Medium Term
17. Glycerine Demand In Different Applications Long Term
18. Feedstock FFA Content: Price Processing Cost Correlation
19. Primary Edible Oil Feedstock Price Comparison
20. Biodiesel Production: Standard Recipe
21. Transesterification Process SWOT Analysis
22. European Biodiesel Production And Capacity
23. European Biodiesel Production And Capacity, By Country
24. U.S. Biodiesel Market (2001 2009)
25. U.S. Biodiesel Capacity And Production:  Trends And Forecasts
26. Price Differential Analysis: Biodiesel Vs Petroleum Diesel In U.S.
27. Asia Biodiesel Production Analysis
28. Row Biodiesel Production Analysis
29. Industry Growth Strategy (2008 2009)
30. Year Wise Biodiesel Market Competitive Scenario

List Of Tables
1. Global Biodiesel Market, By Products  2007 2014 ($Million)
2. Top Five Biodiesel Producing Countries
3. Emission Reduction Values Of Biodiesel
4. Biodiesel Lifecycle Operations
5. Petroleum Diesel Lifecycle Operations
6. Comparison Of Feedstock Types
7. Biodiesel Characteristics Of Major Edible Vegetable Oils
8. Global Soybean Oil Biodiesel Market,  By Geography 2007 2014 ($Million)
9. Global Rapeseed Oil Biodiesel Market,  By Geography 2007 2014 ($Million)
10. Global Palm Oil Biodiesel Market, By Geography 2007 2014 ($Million)
11. Comparison Of Inedible Oil Feedstocks
12. Global Animal Fat Biodiesel Market, By Geography 2007 2014 ($Million)
13. Other Feedstocks Biodiesel Market, By Geography 2007 2014 ($Million)
14. Global Biodiesel Market, By Geography 2007 2014 ($Million)
15. European Biodiesel Market, By Product 2007 2014 ($Million)
16. Americas Biodiesel Market, By Products 2007 2014 ($Million)
17. EISA Fuel Production Mandates  (Billion Gallons Per Year)
18. Biodiesel Tax Credits
19. Asia Biodiesel Market, By Product 2007 2014 ($Million)
20. ROW Biodiesel Market, By Products 2007 2014 ($Million)
21. Biofuel Excise Rates For Australia (Cents Per Gallon)
22. Mergers And Acquisitions (2007 2009)
23. Agreements And Collaborations (2007 2009)
24. Research & Developments (2007 2009)

Global Biodiesel Market

Increasing environmental concerns and the need for energy independence have led to the biodiesel market. Despite the economic recession, global biodiesel production totaled 5.1 billion gallons in 2009, representing a 17.9% increase over 2008 levels. The biodiesel market is expected to grow from $8.6 billion in 2009 to $12.6 billion in 2014. Market growth is primarily dependent on the availability, quality, and yield of feedstock, as it accounts for 65% to 70% of the cost of biodiesel production.

Biodiesel derived from rapeseed oil forms the largest segment of the overall market. Germany is the single largest producer of biodiesel with 2.8 million tons produced in 2008. The biodiesel market also offers immense opportunities countries such as U.K., India, and China, as these regions have high diesel fuel prices and a large number of diesel fueled vehicles.

While growth may be affected by feedstock availability issues and the food v/s fuel debate, the market is expected to witness a paradigm shift with the increasing conversion efficiency of existing feedstock, and the development of newer feedstock sources such as algae.

Transportation forms the main application market for biodiesel, with automotives accounting for 70% of the global biodiesel production. As the use of conventional fuel for transport purposes is increasing greenhouse gas emissions at an alarming rate, governments across the globe have begun providing incentives for green energy.

The global biodiesel market is highly fragmented with intense competition between key players such as Renewable Energy Group, Ineos Bio, GreenHunter, Brasil Ecodiesel, Archer Daniel Midland Co., and Petrobras etc. These players are majorly involved in mergers and acquisitions to increase their production capacities and market reach. R&D efforts by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), National Biodiesel Board (NBB), and European Biodiesel Board (EBB) have also played a significant role in the development of the global biodiesel market.

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