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Biomass to Energy (Analyst version) - The World Market for Biomass Power Plants 2013/2014

  • ID: 2683765
  • October 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 327 Pages
  • Ecoprog

The market for biomass power plants will grow throughout the world in the years to come: 3,500 biomass power plants (BMPPs) will be operational in 2020. This is a growth of almost 50 per cent in 8 years. The situation is similar for the installed capacities: they will increase from 37.5 GWel today to almost 55 GWel in 2020.

The internationally increasing subsidisation of renewable energies is the main reason for this growth. Biomass has a special status among the renewable energies as generating energy from biomass can follow the demand – contrary to the energetic use of sun or wind.

The fourth edition of our study analyses the worldwide market for electricity generation from solid biomass. We have elaborated it in cooperation with energy agencies, public authorities and associations as well as with operators and plant manufacturers from the segment of electricity generation from biomass.

The Analyst version of the report “The World Market for Biomass Power Plants” includes:

- A detailed analysis of all essential political, economic, managerial and technical trends in the construction and operation of biomass power plants.

- A concrete differentiation of the current and future market volumes by country up to and including 2020, based on a transparent and comprehensible methodology.

- An overview on projects, including more than 930 new construction projects, of which more than 260 are currently under construction, more than 100 were approved and more than 500 are being planned or discussed.

- A description and analysis of the most important operators and plant manufacturers of biomass power plants throughout the world.

Preface for the Analyst version
Management summary

1 Background
1.1 Differentiation
1.2 Fuels
1.3 Reasons for incinerating biomass
1.4 Political promotion of electricity generation from biomass
1.5 Ecological critique of electricity generation from biomass

2 Technology
2.1 Delivery and processing of the fuel
2.2 Combustion
2.3 Energy generation
2.4 Flue gas cleaning

3 Costs and revenues of biomass power plants
3.1 Investment costs
3.2 Current costs
3.3 Revenues

4 Market factors worldwide
4.1 Legal framework
4.2 Biomass potential

5 The worldwide market for biomass power plants
5.1 Existing plants
5.2 Market development

6 Competition
6.1 Operators: competition and market shares
6.2 Technolog providers: competition and market shares
7 National markets
7.1 Australia
7.2 Austria
7.3 Belgium
7.4 Brazil
7.5 Bulgaria
7.6 Canada
7.7 China
7.8 Croatia
7.9 Czech Republic
7.10 Denmark
7.11 Estonia
7.12 Finland
7.13 France
7.14 Germany
7.15 Hungary
7.16 India
7.17 Indonesia
7.18 Ireland
7.19 Italy
7.20 Japan
7.21 Latvia
7.22 Lithuania
7.23 Malaysia
7.24 Mexico
7.25 Netherlands
7.26 Norway
7.27 Poland
7.28 Portugal
7.29 Romania
7.30 Russia
7.31 Serbia
7.32 Slovakia
7.33 Slovenia
7.34 Spain
7.35 Sweden
7.36 Switzerland
7.37 Thailand
7.38 Ukraine
7.39 United Kingdom
7.40 Uruguay
7.41 USA
7.42 Other countries
Data origin and methodology
Business register
By specialist fields


Figure 1: Biomass in electricity production
Figure 2: Overview of the different biomass fuels
Figure 3: Fuels by calorific value and density
Figure 4: Example of a biomass power plant
Figure 5: Example of a grate firing
Figure 6: Example of a fluidised bed combustion
Figure 7: Example of a pyrolysis process
Figure 8: Average specific investment costs by market region worldwide
Figure 9: Average specific investment costs by market region in Europe
Figure 10: Overview investment costs
Figure 11: Exemplary calculation of annual current costs of a biomass power plant
Figure 12: Average wood chip prices in Germany
Figure 13: Exemplary calculation of plant revenues
Figure 14: Overview of current subsidisation systems by country
Figure 15: EU member states targets for the development of electricity generation from biomass
Figure 16: Kyoto targets and status of implementation
Figure 17: Price development of EU certificate trading
Figure 18: Forest areas worldwide
Figure 19: Use of forests worldwide
Figure 20: Cultivated arable land worldwide
Figure 21: Biomass power plants worldwide
Figure 22: Biomass capacities worldwide
Figure 23: Average plant size by region
Figure 24: Shares of fuels by installed capacity by region
Figure 25: CHP share by installed capacity
Figure 26: Market forecast worldwide
Figure 27: Development of electricity generation capacities by market region
Figure 28: Increase of capacities by region and country
Figure 29: Market volume by region
Figure 30: Market volume worldwide
Figure 31: Market forecast new construction and maintenance
Figure 32: Development of number of plants by country (1/2)
Figure 33: Development of capacities by country (capacity MWel) (1/2)
Figure 34: Market volume new construction by country (million €) (1/2)
Figure 35: Market volume maintenance by country (million €) (1/2)
Figure 36: Total market volume by country (million €) (1/2)
Figure 37: The world's largest BMPP operators
Figure 38: Market shares number of plants and installed capacity
Figure 39: Market shares installed capacity and market volume
Figure 40: Electricity generation by energy sources in Australia
Figure 41: Project outlook Australia
Figure 42: Market forecast Australia
Figure 200: Electricity generation by energy sources in the USA
Figure 201: Renewable Portfolio Standards in the USA
Figure 202: Commissioning of plants in the USA
Figure 203: Market forecast USA
Figure 204: Project outlook USA
Figure 205: Locations of plants and projects in USA
Figure 206: Project forecast other countries
Figure 207: Differentiation of market regions
Figure 208: Average specific investment costs by market region

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