Analyzing the Market for Cellulosic Ethanol - 2014

  • ID: 2967272
  • September 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 280 Pages
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The constantly upward spiraling demand for energy worldwide has also led to a consequent investment of industrial and scientific effort into sources of fuel which will be able to feed the increasing needs of civilized society and industry.

These latent pangs of future fuel shortages were almost as instantly recognized in the chronological period as the investment of newer energy production sources. The finite nature of resources demands and drives the constant search for cleaner, better combustible and newer fuels. A ground breaking step in this direction is the development of Cellulosic Ethanol.

This report is a complete handbook on this dynamic fuel source and its position in the global energy scenario. The report builds on the global energy industry and the consumption patterns which are fed by the traditional sources like Oil, Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear Energy and Hydroelectricity. The report also presents a track on the global energy consumption patterns along with the resources being used for them.

Taking into consideration the revenue cycles in the global energy markets, the report explains the revenue derived from these demand patterns from traditional READ MORE >

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A. Executive Summary

B. Analyzing the Global Energy Industry
B.1 Industry Profile
B.2 Global Energy Demand & Resource
B.3 Energy Consumption Patterns Worldwide
B.3.1 Energy Demand – Oil Based
B.3.2 Energy Demand – Coal Based
B.3.3 Penetration of Natural Gas in Energy Markets
B.3.4 Electricity Driven Demand
B.3.5 Role of Nuclear Energy as Energy Feeder
B.3.6 Hydroelectricity Consumption
B.4 Industry Outlook

C. Revenue Returns on Global Energy Markets
C.1 Oil Demand – Fuelling Growth Worldwide
C.2 China’s Coal Demand – Major Influence in World Markets
C.3 Developing World Electricity Consumption - Adding Up in the Global Pie
C.4 Renewable Energy
C.4.1 Hydroelectricity
C.4.2 Wind Energy

D. Global Energy Demand & Supply Dynamics
D.1 Oil
D.2 Natural Gas
D.3 Energy Prices
D.4 Energy Usage

E. Looking at the Global Energy Crisis
E.1 Energy Crisis
E.2 Growing Need for Unconventional Energy Sources

F. Emergence of Ethanol as an Energy Source

G. Introduction to Cellulosic Ethanol
G.1 What is Cellulosic Ethanol?
G.2 History of Cellulosic Ethanol
G.3 Production Methods of Cellulosic Ethanol
G.3.1 Cellulolysis
G.3.1.1 Pretreatment
G.3.1.2 Cellulolytic Processes
G.3.1.3 Microbial Fermentation
G.3.1.4 Combined Hydrolysis and Fermentation
G.3.2 Gasification Process
G.4 Economics of Cellulosic Ethanol
G.5 Environmental Impact of Cellulosic Ethanol
G.6 Comparing Production of Ethanol from Cellulosic Biomass and Corn
G.7 Looking at Feedstocks
G.8 Role of Agricultural Residues
G.8.1 Grass Seed Straw Residues
G.8.2 Wheat Straw
G.9 Role of Forestry Residues
G.10 The Changing Role of Municipal Solid Wastes
G.11 Role of Sludge as Supplemental Feedstock

H. Analyzing the Major Conversion Technologies: Producing Ethanol from Cellulosic Feedstocks
H.1 Introduction
H.2 Acid Hydrolysis
H.3 Enzymatic Hydrolysis
H.4 Thermochemical Processes

I. Analyzing Ethanol Production from Different Feedstocks

J. Analyzing the Utility of Ethanol in Transportation
J.1 Introduction
J.2 Role of E10: 10% Ethanol & 90% Unleaded Gasoline
J.3 Role of E85: 85% Ethanol & 15% Unleaded Gasoline

K. Commercializing Cellulosic Ethanol
K.1 Introduction
K.2 Cellulosic Ethanol Production
K.3 Country-wise Cellulosic Ethanol Commercialization
K.3.1 Canada
K.3.2 China
K.3.3 Spain
K.3.4 United Kingdom
K.3.4 United States
K.4 Implementation of Renewable Fuels Standard & Cellulosic Ethanol Developments

L. Factors Impact Growth of the Industry
L.1 Government Grants & Fuel Prices
L.2 Favoring of Ethanol as an Oxygenate
L.3 Assistance of Regulatory Laws

M. Challenges & Issues Facing the Industry
M.1 Issues Related to Distribution & Delivery
M.2 Rising Cost of Transportation
M.3 Cartelized and Highly Condensed Market

N. Technological Patterns Prominent in the Industry
N.1 Introduction
N.2 Biomass Gasification
N.3 Corn Fractionation
N.4 Corn Oil Extraction
N.5 Others

O. Role of Industrial Biotechnology in the Development of Cellulosic Ethanol
O.1 Introduction
O.2 Advances in Industrial Biotechnology Aiding Cellulosic Ethanol Developments
O.3 How is Biotechnology Used in Production of Ethanol from Cellulose?
O.4 Introduction to Industrial Biotechnology & How it is Helping Ethanol Production?
O.5 Biotech Breakthroughs & Potential Developments in the Production of Cellulosic Ethanol
O.5.1 Remarkable Cost Reductions
O.5.2 Enzyme Breakthroughs
O.5.3 First Commercial Production of Cellulosic Ethanol
O.6 Policies Aiding Ethanol Meet the Challenge of the Advanced Energy Initiative?
O.6.1 Biorefinery Construction
O.6.2 Research & Development
O.6.3 Infrastructure Construction & Upgrading
O.6.4 Market Creation/Expansion

P. Production Patterns

Q. Influence of Cellulosic Ethanol on the Farm Economy
Q.1 Historical Background
Q.2 Yield of Cellulosic Crops
Q.3 Land Dedicated to Cellulosic Crops
Q.4 Dealing with Transition Issues
Q.5 Debate: Food versus Fuel Worries
Q.6 Issues Dealing with Farm Subsidies
Q.6.1 History of Farm Subsidies
Q.6.2 Energy Payments or Commodity Subsidies?
Q.6.3 Potential for Further Policy Measures
Q.7 Influence of Transitioning to Cellulosic Ethanol on Corn Ethanol
Q.7.1 Historical Background
Q.7.2 Factors Influencing the Industry
Q.7.3 Transitioning to Cellulosic Ethanol
Q.7.4 Promoting the Benefits to More Farmers
Q.8 Issues Related to Energy Balance
Q.8.1 Controversies Related to Net Energy
Q.8.2 Issues with Analysis of Net Energy
Q.8.3 ‘All Btu are Not Created Equal’
Q.8.4 Data and Methods, and Lack of Comparisons
Q.8.5 Determining an Appropriate Energy Efficiency Standard for Ethanol
Q.9 Impact on Rural Economy
Q.9.1 Historical Background
Q.9.2 One-Time Benefits
Q.9.3 Determining the Benefits from Continued Biorefinery Operations
Q.10 Overall Impact of Cellulosic Ethanol on the US Economy

R. Ethanol Production and Use - Impact on the Economy
R.1 Introduction
R.2 Development of the Ethanol Industry
R.3 Economic Impacts of Ethanol Production
R.3.1 Generalized Benefits of Ethanol Production
R.3.2 Impact on Rural Populations
R.4 Impact of Ethanol on Rural Economies
R.4.1 Introduction
R.4.2 Analyzing the Status in Iowa
R.4.3 Analyzing the Status in Minnesota
R.4.4 Analyzing the Status in Nebraska
R.4.5 Analyzing the Status in Indiana
R.5 Economic Impact of the Renewable Fuels Standard Legislation

S. Analyzing the Economics of Ethanol Production
S.1 Introduction
S.2 Feedstock Costs
S.3 Variable Costs
S.4 Operating Costs
S.5 Costs Related to the Plant
S.6 Issues Facing the Industry in terms of Economy

T. Analyzing the Regulatory Framework
T.1 Oxygen Legislation – Bill H.R.6
T.2 Renewable Fuels Standard
T.4 Energy Policy Act of 2005
T.5 Cellulosic Alcohol Subsidy
T.5 Legislation Related to GHG Emissions
T.5.1 RFG
T.5.2 Winter Oxygenated Fuel

U. Government Incentives & Support Mechanisms
U.1 Federal Funding for R&D
U.2 Tax Incentives
U.3 Financial & Technological Assistance
U.4 Support through Business Programs
U.5 Support through Cooperative Programs
U.6 Other Support Programs
U.7 Analyzing the Pros & Cons of Government Policies
U.7.1 Advantages
U.7.2 Disadvantages
U.7.3 Conclusion

V. Leading Industry Players
V.1 Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation
V.2 Archer Daniels Midland Co.
V.3 Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings
V.4 Cargill
V.5 Codexis, Inc
V.6 Dyadic International, Inc
V.7 Genencor International
V.8 Green Plains Renewable Energy.
V.9 Iogen Corporation
V.10 KL Energy
V.11 Lignol
V.12 Mascoma Corporation
V.13 NatureWorks, LLC
V.14 Novozymes
V.15 Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
V.16 Petrobras
V.17 Renova Energy (Wyoming Ethanol)
V.18 SunOpta
V.19 Tate & Lyle
V.20 The Andersons Inc.
V.21 U.S. BioEnergy Corporation
V.22 VeraSun Energy Corporation
V.23 Verenium
V.24 Xethanol BioFuels, LLC

W. Analyzing the Industry through Case Studies
W.1 Potential of Cellulosic Ethanol in China
W.2 Research & Development by NREL
W.3 Analysis of Brazil’s Ethanol Industry
W.4 Congress Depending on Cellulosic Ethanol
W.5 Company Updates

X. Appendix

Y. Glossary of Terms

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- Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation
- Archer Daniels Midland Co.
- Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings
- Cargill
- Codexis, Inc
- Dyadic International, Inc
- Genencor International
- Green Plains Renewable Energy.
- Iogen Corporation
- Lignol
- Mascoma Corporation
- NatureWorks, LLC
- Novozymes
- Pacific Ethanol, Inc.
- Renova Energy (Wyoming Ethanol)
- SunOpta
- Tate & Lyle
- The Andersons Inc.
- U.S. BioEnergy Corporation
- VeraSun Energy Corporation
- Verenium
- Xethanol BioFuels, LLC

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