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Biodiesel Feedstocks: Technologies, Synthesis, Efficiency and Policies

  • ID: 5003975
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 173 Pages
  • BCC Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AG Processing Inc. (Agp)
  • Biocube Corp.
  • Ecodiesel Colombia Sa
  • Fathopes Energy
  • Ineos Group Ltd.
  • Munzer Bioindustrie Gmbh
  • MORE

Report Scope:

For the purpose of this report, biodiesel is defined as a fuel similar to conventional/traditional or “fossil” diesel but produced from renewable sources such as straight vegetable oil, animal oil/fats, tallow and waste cooking oil. The process used to convert these oils to biodiesel is called transesterification. The largest possible source of biodiesel comes from oil crops such as rapeseed, palm or soybean, making it a sustainable alternative compared to conventional diesel. Biodiesel meets both the biomass-based diesel and overall advanced biofuel requirement of the Renewable Fuel Standard, a program of the U.S. federal government. Biodiesel further meets specifications created by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) for legal diesel motor fuel (ASTM D975) and the definition for biodiesel itself (ASTM D6751).

Pure biodiesel is referred to as B100 (i.e., 100% biodiesel). However, B100 is rarely used, as existing diesel engines that run of fossil diesel may not be suitable for pure biodiesel. Hence, blends are used that have a certain proportion of biodiesel mixed with fossil diesel. Most of the current diesel engines manufactured by automobile (and truck) manufacturers are capable of handling biodiesel blended fuels. Biodiesel can be blended and used in many different concentrations, and the blends used in automobiles vary by country and government regulations. The most common blends currently in use are B5 (up to 5% biodiesel) and B20 (6% to 20% biodiesel). The high popularity of the low-level blend B5 is because it can be safely used in any compression-ignition engine designed to be operated on petroleum diesel. This includes light-duty and heavy-duty diesel cars and trucks, tractors, boats and electrical generators. B20 is another common blend in the U.S. and some other countries. B20’s popularity is mainly due to government incentives and financial benefits that various government programs offer.

This report covers the global biodiesel market for various end-user applications. The market is broken down by application, feedstock and end users. Revenue forecasts from 2019 to 2024 are given for each biodiesel segment and regional markets, with estimated values derived from manufacturers’ total revenues.

The report also includes a discussion of the major players in each regional market. It also explains the major drivers and regional dynamics of the global biodiesel market and current trends in the industry.

The report concludes with a special focus on the vendor landscape and detailed profiles of major vendors.

Important parameters and details regarding this report include the following:

For the purpose of this report, biodiesel is defined as a renewable or alternative fuel similar to conventional/traditional or “fossil’ diesel. It is produced from renewable sources such as straight vegetable oil, animal oil/fats, tallow, and waste cooking oil, mostly by esterifying vegetable oils or fats.

For the purposes of this report, biofuel produced through sources other than vegetable oil (such as used cooking oil and animal fats), but through the transesterification process is categorized as biodiesel in this report.

The report uses manufacturers’/producers’ total revenue to determine demand and arrive at the market size figures for each represented year.

For the purposes of this report, market size is defined as the demand (in dollar value) generated by end-users of biodiesel.

Companies such as suppliers and distributors are out of the scope of this report, and their revenue or financial figures are not considered.

The report considers B100 as well as other blends (such as B5 and B20) for market size calculation. However, the overall sales figure of blends such as B5 and B20 are not considered as they include a much higher ratio of fossil diesel. Instead, manufacturers’/producers’ (of biodiesel) revenue is considered to arrive at market size numbers.

Revenue forecasts from 2019 to 2024 are given for each biodiesel segment, and the regional market with estimated values are derived from manufacturers’ total revenues.

The report excludes renewable diesel (also called hydrotreated vegetable oil or HVO) as it is not traditional biodiesel and is considered a separate market. Renewable diesel also called as green diesel or HVO, is made primarily from waste and residues through a production process called hydrotreatment. In the production process, impurities are removed from the raw materials, which are then hydrotreated at a high temperature. The outcome is a colorless and odorless fuel that has an identical chemical composition with fossil diesel. Biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester or FAME), on the other hand, is produced by esterifying vegetable oils or fats, and the chemical composition is slightly different from that of fossil diesel.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center defines renewable diesel and biodiesel as: “Renewable diesel is distinct from biodiesel. While renewable diesel is chemically similar to petroleum diesel, biodiesel is a mono-alkyl ester, which has different physical properties and hence different fuel specifications (ASTM D6751 and EN 14214). The two fuels are also produced through very different processes. While biodiesel is produced via transesterification, renewable diesel is produced through various processes such as hydrotreating (isomerization), gasification, pyrolysis, and other thermochemical and biochemical means.”

The report begins by introducing the reader to how the global biodiesel market is evolving and how factors impact the market.

The report then proceeds to identify the following:

  • Primary forces with a direct impact on the market.
  • Secondary forces that have an indirect impact.
  • Key challenges that may hinder the growth of this market.
  • Key trends visible in the market.
  • Leading segments within the market.

Report Includes:

  • 58 tables
  • An overview of the global market for biodiesel and discussion on feedstocks, technologies and synthesis
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2018, 2019 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2024
  • Knowledge about transesterification and biodiesel production process from vegetable oil, animal oil/fats, tallow and waste cooking oil
  • Discussion on what makes biodiesel a sustainable alternative compared to conventional diesel
  • Coverage of advantages over traditional fuels, disadvantages/ challenges and efficiency of biodiesel
  • Insights into government initiatives across the globe, policies and incentives
  • Details of new developments and future outlook and mergers and acquisitions in the biodiesel industry
  • Evaluation of current market size, market forecast, and market share analysis of the leading suppliers of the industry
  • Comprehensive company profiles of major market players, including AG Processing Inc., Argent Energy, BioCube Corp., Cargill Inc., Epitome Energy, FutureFuel Corp., and Renewable Biofuels Inc.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AG Processing Inc. (Agp)
  • Biocube Corp.
  • Ecodiesel Colombia Sa
  • Fathopes Energy
  • Ineos Group Ltd.
  • Munzer Bioindustrie Gmbh
  • MORE

Chapter 1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Scope of Report
  • Information Sources
  • Methodology
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background

  • Overview
  • History
  • First-Generation Biofuels
  • Second-Generation Biofuels
  • Third-Generation Biofuels
  • Fourth-Generation Biofuels
  • Types of Feedstocks
  • Vegetable Oil-Based Feedstocks
  • Animal Fat-Based Biodiesel
  • Recent Advancements in Biodiesel
  • Algae as Feedstock
  • Growing Focus on Used Cooking Oils (UCO)
  • Focus on Converting Byproduct to Valuable Product
  • Industry Applications
  • Global Biodiesel Market Forecast

Chapter 4 Global Biodiesel Market by Type of Feedstock

  • Introduction
  • Vegetable Oil-Based Biodiesel
  • Soybean Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Rapeseed/Canola Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Used Cooking Oil (UCO)
  • Other Vegetable Oils
  • Animal Fat-Based Biodiesel

Chapter 5 Global Biodiesel Market by Application Segment

  • Fuel
  • Specific Fuel Applications
  • Power Generation

Chapter 6 Global Biodiesel Market by Region

  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Canadian Programs Promoting the Use of Biodiesel
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • France
  • Sweden
  • Others
  • APAC
  • Phase 1 Trade Agreement between U.S. and China and Possible Impact
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea
  • Others
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Chapter 7 Industry Structure and Patent Analysis

  • Supply Chain Analysis
  • Turnkey Biodiesel Operators
  • Competitive Structure
  • Biodiesel Producers
  • Biofuel and Renewable Fuel Producers
  • Large Fossil Fuel and Diesel Producers
  • Diversified Producers and Manufacturers
  • Key Technology Vendors in Biofuel Space
  • Market Drivers
  • Government Incentives and Initiatives
  • Funding and Financing Availability
  • Growing Stringent Regulations to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Growing Energy Demand
  • Market Challenges
  • Strong Growth of the HVO Market
  • Low Technology and Market Knowledge of Biodiesel
  • Low Support from Government and Lack of Incentives
  • High Price of Biodiesel Compared to Fossil Diesel
  • Cases of Fraud Biodiesel and UCO
  • Key Trends in the Market
  • Growing Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership Between Various Stakeholders
  • Government Initiatives to Increase the Use of Locally Produced Feedstock
  • Strong Growth of UCO-Based Biodiesel Segment
  • Research on Glycerol Usage
  • Patent Analysis
  • Analysis of the Global Biodiesel Market
  • Power of Suppliers
  • Power of Buyers
  • Competition Among Existing Players
  • Threat of New Entrants
  • Threat of Substitutes

Chapter 8 Company Profiles

  • AG PROCESSING INC. (AGP)
  • ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CO.
  • ARGENT ENERGY
  • AVRIL GROUP
  • BDI-BIOENERGY INTERNATIONAL GMBH
  • BIOCUBE CORP.
  • BIOD ENERGY (INDIA) PVT LTD.
  • CARGILL INC.
  • CHINA CLEAN ENERGY INC.
  • CRIMSON RENEWABLE ENERGY LLC
  • ECODIESEL COLOMBIA SA
  • EMAMI AGROTECH LTD. (EAL)
  • EPITOME ENERGY
  • FATHOPES ENERGY
  • FUTUREFUEL CORP.
  • GERMAN BIOFUELS GMBH
  • GREENERGY INTERNATIONAL LTD.
  • INEOS GROUP LTD.
  • LOUIS DREYFUS CO.
  • LUKOIL NEFTOCHIM BURGAS AD
  • MANUELITA S.A.
  • MUNZER BIOINDUSTRIE GMBH
  • RENEWABLE BIOFUELS INC.
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY GROUP
  • VERBIO VEREINIGTE BIOENERGIE AG
  • WESTERN DUBUQUE BIODIESEL LLC
  • WILMAR INTERNATIONAL LTD.
  • WORLD ENERGY

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, Through 2024
Table 1: Approximate Oil Yield per Year of Common Crops
Table 2: Microalgae and Oil Content
Table 3: Global Market for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, Through 2024
Table 4: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2018
Table 5: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2019
Table 6: Global Market Share Forecast for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2024
Table 7: Global Market for Vegetable Oil-Based Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 8: Global Market for Soybean Oil-Based Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 9: Global Market for Palm Oil-Based Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 10: Global Market for Rapeseed/Canola Oil-Based Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 11: Global Market for Sunflower Oil-Based Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 12: Global Market for Corn Oil-Based Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 13: Global Market for UCO-Based Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 14: Global Market for Animal Fat-Based Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 15: Global Market for Biodiesel, by Application Segment, Through 2024
Table 16: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Application Segment, 2018
Table 17: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Application Segment, 2019
Table 18: Global Market Share Forecast for Biodiesel, by Application Segment, 2024
Table 19: Global Market for Biodiesel in Fuel Applications, Through 2024
Table 20: Global Market for Biodiesel in Fuel Applications, Through 2024
Table 21: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2018
Table 22: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2019
Table 23: Global Market Share Forecast for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2024
Table 24: Global Market for Biodiesel in Automotive Fuel Applications, Through 2024
Table 25: Global Market for Biodiesel in Aviation Fuel Applications, Through 2024
Table 26: Global Market for Biodiesel in Power Generation Applications, Through 2024
Table 27: Global Market for Biodiesel, by Region, Through 2024
Table 28: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Region, 2018
Table 29: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Region, 2019
Table 30: Global Market Share Forecast for Biodiesel, by Region, 2024
Table 31: North American Market for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, Through 2024
Table 32: North American Market for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, Through 2024
Table 33: North American Market for Biodiesel, by Country, Through 2024
Table 34: U.S. Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 35: Canadian Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 36: European Market for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, Through 2024
Table 37: European Market for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, Through 2024
Table 38: European Market for Biodiesel, by Country, Through 2024
Table 39: German Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 40: Italian Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 41: U.K. Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 42: Spanish Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 43: French Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 44: Swedish Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 45: APAC Market for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, Through 2024
Table 46: APAC Market for Biodiesel, by Country, Through 2024
Table 47: Indonesian Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 48: Thai Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 49: Malaysian Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 50: South Korean Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 51: South American Market for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, Through 2024
Table 52: South American Market for Biodiesel, by Country, Through 2024
Table 53: Brazilian Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 54: Argentine Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 55: Colombian Market for Biodiesel, Through 2024
Table 56: Key Patent Holder Companies of Biodiesel Technologies Issued Since 2000
Table 57: Select Patents Issued on Biodiesel Technologies Since 2010, by Year
Table 58: Shares of Patent Issued on Biodiesel Technologies Since 2000, by Select Assignee’s Country

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2018-2024
Figure 1: Global Market for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2018-2024
Figure 2: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2018
Figure 3: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2019
Figure 4: Global Market Share Forecast for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2024
Figure 5: Global Market for Vegetable Oil-Based Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 6: Global Market for Soybean Oil-Based Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 7: Global Market for Palm Oil-Based Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 8: Global Market for Rapeseed/Canola Oil-Based Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 9: Global Market for Sunflower Oil-Based Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 10: Global Market for Corn Oil-Based Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 11: Global Market for UCO-Based Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 12: Global Market for Animal Fat-Based Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 13: Global Market for Biodiesel, by Application Segment, 2018-2024
Figure 14: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Application Segment, 2018
Figure 15: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Application Segment, 2019
Figure 16: Global Market Share Forecast for Biodiesel, by Application Segment, 2024
Figure 17: Global Market for Biodiesel in Fuel Applications, 2018-2024
Figure 18: Global Market for Biodiesel in Fuel Applications, 2018-2024
Figure 19: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2018
Figure 20: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2019
Figure 21: Global Market Share Forecast for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2024
Figure 22: Global Market for Biodiesel in Automotive Fuel Applications, 2018-2024
Figure 23: Global Market for Biodiesel for Aviation Fuel Applications, 2018-2024
Figure 24: Global Market for Biodiesel in Power Generation Applications, 2018-2024
Figure 25: Global Market for Biodiesel, by Region, 2018-2024
Figure 26: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Region, 2018
Figure 27: Global Market Shares of Biodiesel, by Region, 2019
Figure 28: Global Market Share Forecast for Biodiesel, by Region, 2024
Figure 29: North American Market for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2018-2024
Figure 30: North American Market for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2018-2024
Figure 31: North American Market for Biodiesel, by Country, 2018-2024
Figure 32: U.S. Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 33: Canadian Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 34: European Market for Biodiesel, by Type of Feedstock, 2018-2024
Figure 35: European Market for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2018-2024
Figure 36: European Market for Biodiesel, by Country, 2018-2024
Figure 37: German Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 38: Italian Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 39: U.K. Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 40: Spanish Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 41: French Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 42: Swedish Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 43: APAC Market for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2018-2024
Figure 44: APAC Market for Biodiesel, by Country, 2018-2024
Figure 45: Indonesian Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 46: Thai Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 47: Malaysian Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 48: South Korean Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 49: South American Market for Biodiesel, by Fuel Application Subsegment, 2018-2024
Figure 50: South American Market for Biodiesel, by Country, 2018-2024
Figure 51: Brazilian Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 52: Argentine Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024
Figure 53: Colombian Market for Biodiesel, 2018-2024

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  • AG Processing Inc. (Agp)
  • Archer Daniels Midland Co.
  • Argent Energy
  • Avril Group
  • BDI-Bioenergy International Gmbh
  • Biocube Corp.
  • Biod Energy (India) Pvt Ltd.
  • Cargill Inc.
  • China Clean Energy Inc.
  • Crimson Renewable Energy Llc
  • Ecodiesel Colombia Sa
  • Emami Agrotech Ltd. (Eal)
  • Epitome Energy
  • Fathopes Energy
  • Futurefuel Corp.
  • German Biofuels Gmbh
  • Greenergy International Ltd.
  • Ineos Group Ltd.
  • Louis Dreyfus Co.
  • Lukoil Neftochim Burgas Ad
  • Manuelita S.A.
  • Munzer Bioindustrie Gmbh
  • Renewable Biofuels Inc.
  • Renewable Energy Group
  • Verbio Vereinigte Bioenergie Ag
  • Western Dubuque Biodiesel Llc
  • Wilmar International Ltd.
  • World Energy
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