Second generation biofuels yield more energy efficient output than conventional fossil fuels and are environment-friendly as well. Other enabling factors such as favourable environmental regulations & policies, investments/funds provided by the North American and European governments for R&D and commercialization of second generation biofuels, also drive growth of the second generation biofuels market. The global second generation biofuels market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 49.4% over 2014 - 2020 and it is expected to be valued at $ 23.9 billion in 2020.
Based on biofuel types, the market is segmented into Cellulosic ethanol, Biodiesel, Biobutanol, BioDME and others. Currently, most of the second generation biofuels, such as Cellulosic ethanol, (algae-based) Biodiesel are in the initial stages of commercialization, whilst Biobutanol and BioDME are in the laboratory/pilot production phase. Attributed to usage of high yield feedstock (algae), coupled with high potential for reduction of GHG emissions, it is estimated that Biodiesel will garner the largest market share in terms of production (among the other types of second generation biofuels).
Geographically, the second generation biofuels market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and LAMEA. Owing to favorable regulations and financial support from the governments of developed regions - North America and Europe, have garnered majority market share in 2013, however, this scenario would change by 2020.
To leverage opportunities in the second generation biofuels market, many companies are setting up plants for production of such biofuels. Some of the key manufacturing companies profiled in the report are Algenol Biofuels, Abengoa bioenergy, POET-DSM, GranBio, INEOS Bio, Inbicon, Clariant, ZeaChem, DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Fiberight LLC.KEY BENEFITS
The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global second generation biofuels market with current and future trends to elucidate imminent investment pockets in the market
The analysis helps in understanding strategies adopted by various companies for the growth of the global second generation biofuels market
SWOT analysis of the key market players are provided to illustrate the business strategies adopted by the producers of second generation biofuels
Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the second generation biofuels market is provided. For example, the government subsidies will drive the market; however, high initial capital investment and complexity in production process is expected to hinder the market growth
The current market conditions of global second generation biofuels market across all geographic regions are comprehensively analyzed; issues and potentials related to commercial production and feedstock availability are detailed in the report
The quantitative analysis of the market through 2013 - 2020 is provided to elaborate the market potential
The second generation biofuels market is segmented based on fuel types, feedstock types and geography.
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MARKET BY FEEDSTOCK TYPE
MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY