Biorefinery Products: Global Markets
BCC Research estimates that the global demand for bioproducts will increase at a double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6% over the next five years to reach $700.7 billion in 2018 from $387.6 billion in 2013, when it will attain a market penetration rate of 5.5% in 2018, from an estimated rate of 4.2% in 2013.
- A complete techno-economic and environmental analysis of industrial biorefinery products.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2010, 2011 and 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
- Breakdown of product demand by division, including energetic (ethanol, biodiesel, electricity/heat), nonenergetic (chemicals, materials, herbal/botanicals); and by segment, including fuel (transport, mechanical, etc.), energy (heat, electricity), material (plastics, resins), chemical (alcohols, solvents, acids, surfactants, etc.), and herbal/botanical (drugs, body care, aroma, etc.).
- Forecasts for biomass conversion processes and equipment to produce fuels, power, and chemicals from biomass.
- Evaluations of the prospects for biorefineries built on different "platforms," such as the "sugar platform," based on fermentation of sugars extracted from biomass feedstocks, versus the "syngas platform," based on thermochemical conversion processes.
- Detailed patent analysis and a research-and-development update.
The report begins with an overview that defines and quantifies biorefinery products and assesses market trends and categories/segments. This section also indicates the importance of the bioproducts industry and where it fits in the economy.
The next section presents the demand for bioproducts by type and analyzes the market for chemicals, biofuels, pharmaceuticals, energy generation and biomaterials. These are quantified by type with regional breakdowns.
The following section quantifies the demand by application for transportation fuels, heat and power generation, and chemicals.
The technology section presents demand by type of technology used for the conversion of biomass to bioproducts, including the technology generation and platform. Technology development for biobased products and patent evaluation is also assessed.
The next section discusses product development in the chemical, pharmaceutical, materials, power and fuel sectors, which will enable utilization of the 170 billion tons of biomass that Earth’s biology produces every year.
The following section outlines the industry structure, identifies the various segments in the biorefinery industry and shows how each market segment will grow over the next five years to 2018. A number of influencing factors are considered, including macro factors that affect the global bioeconomy and industry-specific factors such as new product development and the public acceptance of biorefinery products.
The international section presents the baseline economic forecast and shows historical yearly foreign currency exchange rates.
The market shares of the major companies involved in the manufacture of biobased products are then presented and discussed.
The next section analyzes and discusses future regulation of the biorefinery industry. It discusses the major legislation, policies and regulations and their effects on biorefinery products.
The final section presents profiles of bioproducts and identifies the various companies involved in the manufacture of these products.
Edward Gobina is an innovator, inventor and pioneer in membrane reactor-separator technology. He is a full U.K. Professor of Chemical and Processing Engineering with 32 years of research and teaching experience in environmental engineering, petrochemical reaction engineering and catalysis and membrane technology. His scientific achievements number more than 150 articles, 20 granted patents, 30 patent applications, and over 100 invited/guest speaker presentations and contributed presentations as well as participation in prestigious refereed scientific journals, newsletters, proceedings and reviews. He has been a project analyst for BCC Research since 1998 and has authored over 22 BCC Research reports, providing critical links in the entire chemical and energy infrastructure chain from hydrogen to advanced oil and gas exploitation, sensors/monitoring, and LNG infrastructure. Professor Gobina is a member of the European Membrane Society (EMS), the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). He is the current director of the Centre for Process Integration and Membrane Technology (CPIMT) within the School of Engineering at the Robert Gordon University in the U.K.