Global Markets for Gasifiers
The global market for new gasifiers is expected to reach 1088 units by 2021 from 887 units in 2016, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% from 2015 through 2021.
- An exploration of the global markets for gasifiers
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021
- A breakdown of the types of gasifier technologies, including fixed-bed, fluidized-bed, entrained-flow, and plasma
- Examinations of feedstocks, such as fossil fuel (coal, petcoke, and residuals), wood, forestry products, waste and waste wood, seed hulls, nut shells, organic refuse, and others (oil palm plantation waste, corn cobs and stover, coconut husks)
- Examination of government support mechanisms, climate change policy impacts, and market expansion constraints, such as emissions, component costs, natural gas and shale gas prices, and land requirements for feedstocks
- Profiles of major players in the industry
This report identifies, characterizes, describes and forecasts the markets for gasifiers on a global and regional basis. Attention is given to national/state incentives, international agreements, regulatory regimes and political policies that foster, hinder or avoid the implementation of gasifiers.
Forecasts are provided to estimate the robustness of the gasifier markets in their different size ranges, feedstocks and applications over time, covering the period of 2015 through 2021.
This report provides market data under geographic segmentation as well as technology segmentation. Estimated values provided where available are based on manufacturers’ total revenues.
The report divides the global market into seven regions as follows:
- North America: Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
- Western Europe (both EU and non-EU countries).
- Pacific Rim: China, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan.
- Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
- Southwest Asia: India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
- Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
- Southern Hemisphere: Australia, New Zealand, Africa, South America and the Caribbean.
Each region is unique in terms of feedstock availability and growth in gross domestic product (GDP). The gasifier market for each segment is analyzed in individual chapters.
Under technology segmentation, the report divides the global market into eight technology applications:
- Coal to energy (CTE).
- Coal to liquids (CTL).
- Biomass to energy (BTE).
- Biomass to liquids (BTL).
- Direct reduced iron (DRI) melting.
- Pet coke (includes refinery residuals).
- Waste to energy (WTE).
- Plasma gasifiers.
The status of technology development for each application is reviewed. The efficiencies possible under gasification and other competing technologies available in the specific markets determine the end cost to users.
Gasifiers have become a mainstream product in a broad range of applications, which include central power stations, waste treatment, industrial chemicals production, on-site small industrial operations, district cogeneration, residences in rural economically poor areas and more. They are becoming an essential part of the energy conversion landscape and are already a multibillion-dollar-a-year diversified industry on a strong growth path globally.
Vijay Subramanian has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Cincinnati, and extensive experience in the field of materials and their global markets. He worked for more than a decade in the automotive industry in the U.S., and later in India, and owns several U.S. patents. Dr. Subramanian has authored reports for BCC Research since 2012. Dr. Subramanian lives with his wife and two daughters in Kochi, India.