Syngas is conceptually similar to natural gas, containing a mixture of hydrogen, methane, and carbon monoxide. It can be combusted in a gas turbine engine to produce electricity. Syngas only has 50% of the energy density as compared to natural gas, due to which syngas is mostly suited for the production of transportation fuels and other chemical products. Syngas can also be utilized as a basic chemical building block in the petrochemical and refining industries.
Usage as an Alternative of Natural Gas is Driving the Market
Syngas is seen as that replacement of natural gas, which is a more thermally efficient liquid fuel. Combustion of syngas at the cost of zero carbon emissions can be used to generate electricity. Thus, it provides a much cleaner, economical, and renewable source of energy instead of the common used natural gas. Synthesis gas and its derivatives are of significant commercial importance. The high growth in demand for new production plants to produce hydrogen, they are required to satisfy the new fuel environmental standards. This is coupled with the expansion of chemical production in China and India. Moreover, there are new applications of gas-to-liquids and coal-to-liquids processes into the construction pipeline, with biomass-to-liquids in fast pursuit. The drive to reduce the overall syngas production cost has also witnessed significant research and development efforts, like ceramic membrane reactors (ITM Syngas and OTM alliance), to obviate the need for a cryogenic oxygen plant, catalytic plasma reactors, micro-reactors, and membrane steam reforming with flameless distributed combustion, etc.
China Dominating the Syngas Market
China dominates the Asia-Pacific syngas market on account of the increased demand for chemicals and abundant coal reserves in the country. The growth of the syngas and derivatives market is primarily being driven by the rising demand for electricity in China. Furthermore, feedstock flexibility and the polygeneration nature of syngas for the production of electricity, chemicals, and fuels are also expected to be among the key factors driving the syngas market during the forecast period.
Key Developments in the Market:
Feb 2018: Haldor Topsoe, a world leader in catalysis and surface science, has signed a shareholder agreement with Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute and Xiangcheng Suzhou District for a joint R&D company in the Jiangsu Province of China.
Major Players: Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Haldor Topsøe, KBR Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, and Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd, among others.
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1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Market
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 Flexibility in Feedstock
4.1.2 Growing Demand for Electricity
4.2.1 Sizeable Capital Investment and Funding
4.3.1 Utilization of biomass/waste
4.3.2 Underground Coal Gasification Technology
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Feedstock
5.1.2 Natural gas
5.2 By Technology
5.2.1 Steam Reforming
5.2.2 Partial Oxidation
5.2.3 Autothermal Reforming
5.2.4 Combined or Two-step Reforming
5.2.5 Biomass Gasification
5.3 By Gasifier Type
5.3.1 Fixed bed
5.3.2 Entrained flow
5.3.3 Fluidized bed
5.4 By End-user Industry
5.4.1 Power generation
18.104.22.168 Oxo chemicals
22.214.171.124 Dimethyl ether
5.4.3 Liquid fuels
5.4.4 Gaseous fuels
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.4 South Korea
6.5 Australia & New Zealand
6.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services and Recent Developments)
8.1 Agrium Inc.
8.2 BASF SE
8.3 BP Global
8.4 CF Industries Holdings Inc.
8.5 ConocoPhillips Corporation
8.8 Foster Wheeler AG
8.9 General Electric
8.10 Haldor Topsoe
8.11 KBR, Inc.
8.12 Linc Energy Ltd
8.13 Linde Group
8.16 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd
8.17 Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd
8.18 OXEA GmbH
8.19 Royal Dutch Shell
8.20 Sasol Ltd.
8.21 Siemens AG
8.22 SynGas Technology LLC
8.23 Technip SA
*List not Exhaustive
**Subject to availability on public domain
- Agrium Inc.
- BASF SE
- BP Global
- CF Industries Holdings Inc.
- ConocoPhillips Corporation
- Foster Wheeler AG
- General Electric
- Haldor Topsoe
- KBR Inc.
- Linc Energy Ltd.
- Linde Group
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
- Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd.
- OXEA GmbH
- Royal Dutch Shell
- Sasol Ltd.
- Siemens AG
- SynGas Technology LLC
- Technip SA