Biomass Industry in Brazil

  • ID: 2142425
  • Report
  • Region: Brazil
  • 170 Pages
  • Taiyou Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Areva SA
  • ETH Bioenergia SA
  • Ptz Bioenergy Ltd.
  • RWE AG
  • SSE Plc
  • Vattenfall AB
  • MORE
Brazil has a large amount of biomass stock available in the country. Last year, Brazil accounted for over 20 billion MWh of power generation through biomass. With its lush green forests spread over 6.3 million hectares of land which basically consists of pine and eucalyptus has set Brazil with abundance in biomass feedstock. Hydroelectric power and natural gas dominate Brazil’s electricity generation capacity.

Brazil’s total installed renewable power capacity was 14GW in 2011, including the key renewable sectors being ethanol, biomass and small hydroelectric power leading the country’s renewable power supply. Historically, hydroelectric power has dominated Brazil’s electricity supply, with more than 80% of electricity being fed into the grid.

Brazil’s most abundant biomass feedstock is sugarcane, which makes cogeneration the most viable biomass technology for installation across the country. Brazil has abundant forest residues, which can be used as a source for electricity generation in Brazil. Currently, the majority of Brazil’s sugarcane is grown in the north east region around Sao Paulo. The surplus electricity generated from the existing sugar factories in Brazil is fed to the power grid. Biomass power plant size is often driven by biomass availability in close proximity as transport costs of the (bulky) fuel play a key factor in the plant's economics. It has to be noted, however, that rail and especially shipping on waterways can reduce transport costs significantly, which has led to a global biomass market.

Across Brazil, the total investments in additional installed generation capacity are estimated to reach $103.8 billion by 2019, including 25% to be set aside for investment in new renewable energy projects across Brazil. Brazil’s government may continue to promote market for biomass feedstock, driven by the prospect of the dependence on fossil fuels for electricity generation.

Currently, Brazil’s government does not have in place a Feed-in Tariff to promote biomass power generation - due to a lack of finances. Going forward, Brazil will likely continue to depend on government support mechanisms including incentives and subsidies to encourage the use of renewable resources including biomass power, driving installed biomass power capacity.

In this industry scenario Taiyou Research analyzes the Biomass Industry in Brazil. The report contains the following:

- An introduction to what is biomass and the various conversion processes for biomass to energy. Environmental impact of using biomass is also analyzed.

- An analysis of the challenges facing the global power industry and why the world needs biomass power. We analyze the global electricity market through electricity net generation and installed electricity capacity. Importance of renewable resources is analyzed along with installed electricity from renewable sources. The use of biomass for generating energy is looked at along with the likely fall in prices of biomass power.

- Outlook for the global biomass industry including an outlook for the global electricity market, outlook for the global renewables sector, outlook for the global biomass power market, and an outlook for the global biomass resource.

- Moving to the biomass power industry in Brazil, we analyze the industry profile, market statistics, biomass feedstock in the country, biomass industry regulations, competition in the industry including the major industry players, and an industry forecast.

- An analysis of the major players in the biomass industry in Brazil is included. Players are analyzed through a company overview, an analysis of their businesses, and a SWOT analysis.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Areva SA
  • ETH Bioenergia SA
  • Ptz Bioenergy Ltd.
  • RWE AG
  • SSE Plc
  • Vattenfall AB
  • MORE
1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction to Biomass
2.1 What is Biomass?
2.2 Sources of Biomass
2.3 Biomass to Energy: Conversion Processes
2.3.1 Thermal Conversion
2.3.2 Chemical Conversion
2.3.3 Biochemical Conversion
2.4 Environmental Impact of Using Biomass

3. Challenges Facing the Global Power Industry & the Need for Biomass
3.1 Global Electricity Market
3.2 Electricity Net Generation
3.3 Installed Electricity Capacity
3.4 Importance of Renewable Resources
3.5 Installed Electricity from Renewable Sources
3.6 Use of Biomass for Energy
3.7 Cost of Biomass Power: Fall in Prices Likely
3.8 Global Biomass Industry: Outlook
3.8.1 Outlook for the Global Electricity Market
3.8.2 Outlook for the Global Renewables Sector
3.8.3 Outlook for the Global Biomass Power Market
3.8.4 Outlook for Global Biomass Resource

4. Biomass Industry in Brazil
4.1 Industry Profile
4.2 Market Statistics
4.3 Biomass Feedstock in Brazil
4.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
4.5 Competition in the Industry
4.6 Industry Forecast

5. Analysis of Major Players
5.1 Areva SA
5.1.1 Company Overview
5.1.2 Business Analysis
5.1.3 SWOT Analysis
5.2 Cosan SA Industria e Comercio
5.2.1 Company Overview
5.2.2 Business Analysis
5.2.3 SWOT Analysis
5.3 Drax Group Plc
5.3.1 Company Overview
5.3.2 Business Analysis
5.3.3 SWOT Analysis
5.4 EDF Energy Plc
5.4.1 Company Overview
5.4.2 Business Analysis
5.4.3 SWOT Analysis
5.5 Enel SpA
5.5.1 Company Overview
5.5.2 Business Analysis
5.5.3 SWOT Analysis
5.6 E.ON UK Plc
5.6.1 Company Overview
5.6.2 Business Analysis
5.6.3 SWOT Analysis
5.7 GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited
5.7.1 Company Overview
5.7.2 Business Analysis
5.7.3 SWOT Analysis
5.8 Pohjolan Voima Oy
5.8.1 Company Overview
5.8.2 Business Analysis
5.8.3 SWOT Analysis
5.9 RWE AG
5.9.1 Company Overview
5.9.2 Business Analysis
5.9.3 SWOT Analysis
5.10 SSE Plc
5.10.1 Company Overview
5.10.2 Business Analysis
5.10.3 SWOT Analysis
5.11 UPM-Kymmene Corporation
5.11.1 Company Overview
5.11.2 Business Analysis
5.11.3 SWOT Analysis
5.12 Vattenfall AB
5.12.1 Company Overview
5.12.2 Business Analysis
5.12.3 SWOT Analysis
5.13 Bios Bioenergiesysteme Gmbh
5.14 Chemrec AB
5.15 Clenergen Corporation
5.16 Dragon Power Co., Ltd.
5.17 ETH Bioenergia SA
5.18 Euroenergy Group
5.19 Interargem GmbH
5.20 MW Power Oy
5.21 National Bio Energy Co., Ltd.
5.22 New England Wood Pellet Co
5.23 Orient Green Power
5.24 Ptz Bioenergy Ltd.
5.25 Purepower Holdings Limited
5.26 Wartsila Corporation
5.27 Welsh Power Group

6. Glossary

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Electricity Net Generation (Billion kWh), 2008-12
Figure 2: Global Cumulative Installed Electricity Generation Capacity (GW), 2008-2012
Figure 3: Rankings of Countries by Installed Renewable Power Generation Capacity, 2012
Figure 4: Total Installed Renewable Electrical Power Capacity Worldwide (%), 2012
Figure 5: Number of People Globally without Access to Electricity & Relying on the Traditional Use of Biomass (m), 2012
Figure 6: Average Generation Costs Worldwide of Electricity Generation from Renewables by Technology Type ($ per MWh), 2010-2035
Figure 7: Forecast for Global Net Electricity Generation (tn kWh), 2015–35
Figure 8: Primary Energy Demand by Fuel Under New Scenario Worldwide (Mtoe), 2020–2035
Figure 9: Average Investment in Renewables-based Electricity Generation by Technology (USD Million), 2010–2035
Figure 10: Global Potential for Bioenergy by Feedstock (Exajoules), 2050
Figure 11: Global Bioenergy Potential by Region (Exajoules), 2050
Figure 12: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Brazil (Billion kWh), 2008-2012
Figure 13: Forecast for Bioenergy Electricity Generation in Brazil (GWh), 2020

List of Tables

Table 1: Global Electricity Net Generation (Billion kWh), 2008-12
Table 2: Global Cumulative Installed Electricity Generation Capacity (GW), 2008-2012
Table 3: Total Installed Renewable Electrical Power Capacity Worldwide (GW), 2012
Table 4: Number of People Globally without Access to Electricity & Relying on the Traditional Use of Biomass (m), 2012
Table 5: Average Generation Costs Worldwide of Electricity Generation from Renewables by Technology Type ($ per MWh), 2010-2035
Table 6: Forecast for Global Net Electricity Generation (tn kWh), 2015–35
Table 7: Primary Energy Demand by Fuel and Scenario Worldwide (Mtoe), 2008–2035
Table 8: Average Investment in Renewables-based Electricity Generation by Technology (USD Million), 2010–2035
Table 9: Global Potential for Bioenergy by Feedstock (Exajoules), 2050
Table 10: Global Bioenergy Potential by Region (Exajoules), 2050
Table 11: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Brazil (Billion kWh), 2008-2012
Table 12: Forecast for Bioenergy Electricity Generation in Brazil (GWh), 2020
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- Areva SA

- Cosan SA Industria e Comercio

- RWE AG

- SSE Plc

- Vattenfall AB

- ETH Bioenergia SA

- New England Wood Pellet Co

- Ptz Bioenergy Ltd.

- Wartsila Corporation

- Welsh Power Group
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