Global Markets for Gasifiers

Published - Apr 2013| Analyst - Michael Kujawa| Code - EGY106A
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Report Highlights

The global market for New Gasifiers, by application, was 595 annual new units in 2012 and is projected to increase to 644 annual new units in 2013 and 857 annual new units by 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.6%.

Report Includes

  • An exploration of the global markets for gasifiers.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011 and 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017.
  • 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.

Report Scope

This report identifies, characterizes, describes, and forecasts world markets for gasifiers on global and regional bases. Attention is given to national/state incentives, international agreements, regulatory regimes, and political policies that foster, hinder or neglect (whether benignly or otherwise) the implementation of gasifiers.

Forecasts are provided to estimate the robustness of gasifier markets in their different size ranges, feedstocks, and applications over time, covering the period 2012 through 2017.

Regional forecasts are made as granular as feasible or appropriate, covering the global market in terms of 10 geographic areas with what is perceived to be a commonality of usage patterns, market demand, and geographic proximity. This last factor is taken to indicate an organic proximity that will enable development of a regional market awareness of the availability of gasifiers and a need for their particular attributes as key components in energy, fuel or chemicals production systems.

A high level approach is taken to describe the theory of gasification and its various common forms, (i.e., downdraft, updraft, fixed bed, fluidized bed and plasma). Greater detail is developed for the characteristics of the markets for gasifiers, and the types of gasifiers that serve those markets, namely coal to energy (CTE), coal to liquids (CTL), direct reduction of iron (DRI melt) in steel mills, petcoke/refinery residuals, biomass to energy (BTE), biomass to liquids (BTE), waste to energy (WTE) and plasma. These market segments encompass nearly all applications and configurations of gasifiers, from utility–scale to jungle hut.

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.

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 photovoltaics, large wind turbines, small hydro, biogas, 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, distributed generation, and U.S. markets for power production machinery in a deregulated power industry. Mr. Kujawa has co–founded several companies engaged in the development of clean energy technologies, onshore and offshore wind projects, marine high definition aerial wildlife monitoring, and multi–megawatt solar parks. He is also involved in the commercial development of a marine aquaculture operation.

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