Gasifier Balance of Plant (BOP) Components: Global Markets

Published - Sep 2014| Analyst - Michael Kujawa| Code - EGY120A
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Report Highlights

BCC Research estimates the global market for gasification balance of plant (BOP) components totalled $55.1 billion in 2013. The market should reach $73.2 billion in 2014 and $96.1 billion in 2018, registering a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 11.8% over the next five years.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for gasifier components, including a basic breakdown of pre-reactor, gasification, and post-reactor.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018.
  • Discussions of coal/petcoke/residuals gasifiers, biomass, DRI melt, MSW, as well as agriwaste, forestry products, wastewood, husks, and shells.
  • Identifications of the types of gasifiers, including fixed bed, fluidized bed, entrained flow, and plasma.
  • Examinations of gasifier applications, components, and the industry structure.
  • Delineation of government policies and international standards.
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major players.

Report Scope

This report identifies, characterizes, describes, and forecasts world markets for gasifier balance of plant (BOP) components markets on global, regional, and gasification application bases. Individual components from all gasification stages are described and categorized in terms of their appropriate gasification stage, and their market is quantified by unit count per year and the dollar value of the forecast sales.

Regional forecasts are made with as much detail as is feasible or appropriate, covering the global market in terms of five geographic areas with what is perceived to be a commonality of usage patterns, market demand, and geographic proximity. Some discussion is repeatedly devoted to whether or not a particular type of BOP component can be sourced locally or if it has to be imported.

High-value component types and suites are defined and categorized in terms of their role as part of a whole-systems component or a pre-, during-, or post-gasification component or system. The report quantifies the markets for each of those gasification stages, as well as for each of five regions and in terms of a world summary. 

Attention is also given to market segmentation and proliferation of small gasifiers, with particular focus on factors that enhance or hinder both their usage and market size. The factors considered include reliability, the necessity of support services, the differences between developed world and developing world markets, and success factors for each type of application.

Numerous components are enumerated in terms of their annual unit sales and the dollar value the market will pay. The prices of equipment sold to markets in Asia, Asia Minor, or Latin America and most of Africa are devalued by 35% to adjust for the lower revenue structure in those lands.

A number of in-depth discussions are carried out to determine whether one type of equipment is used instead of another in specific applications. As an example, post-gasification-stage air filters can be wet electrostatic precipitators, baghouses, candle filters, or cyclones. Forecasts for BOP suites in the different gasification-stage groupings were adjusted to account for the cost impact of a choice of one or the other, or use of a combination of filtration systems.

Analyst Credentials

Michael Kujawa has authored market research analysis reports covering a wide gamut of conventional and renewable energy technologies, including topics such as bulk power installations of gasifiers, photovoltaics, large wind turbines, small hydro, biogas, and geothermal and ocean energy conversion systems. He has also covered world markets for stationary and transportation fuel cells, building-integrated photovoltaics, cogeneration equipment, building management systems, and distributed generation, and U.S. markets for power generation in a deregulated utility industry. Mr. Kujawa has co-founded several companies engaged in the development of clean energy technologies and projects, including onshore and offshore wind energy, marine high-definition aerial wildlife monitoring, and multimegawatt solar parks. He is also involved in the commercial development of a ocean-sited marine aquaculture operation and a nearshore shellfish farm.

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