According to Nova one advisor, the Biofuel market size was accounted at USD 131.85 billion in 2021 and is predicted to be worth around USD 331.89 billion by 2030 with a notable CAGR of 11.9% from 2022 to 2030.
Latest Study on "Biofuel Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Production, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2022-2030".
Biofuel is derived from organic matter such as plants, algae, and animal waste. It plays an important role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Biofuels are renewable alternatives to conventional fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and kerosene. They can be used in passenger vehicles, trucks, ships, and airplanes. Currently, ethanol and biodiesel are the two common types of liquid biofuels. Ethanol is produced from corn and cellulosic feedstock such as crop residues and wood. Algae biofuels are an alternative to commonly known biofuel sources, such as corn and sugarcane. Vegetable oils, yellow grease, used cooking oils, or animal fats are used in the production of renewable diesel.
Rise in Adoption of Renewable Energy Augmenting Market Demand for Biofuel
Biofuels can be used to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) and CO2 emissions. Fossil fuels are the main source of global warming. Adoption of biofuels can lead to lower GHG emissions, depending on the source and its circumstances. Thus, liquid biofuels help improve local air quality, reduce bio-waste, and protect ecosystems. Regulatory policies such as the Renewable Fuel Standard, a federal program that requires transportation fuel sold in the U.S. to contain a minimum volume of renewable fuels, encourage the adoption of biofuels. The EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) stipulates that biofuels should have at least 50% lower emissions than their fossil fuel alternatives for installations in operation before October 2015, and 60% for installations starting after this date, rising to 65% lower for biofuel plants commencing operation after 1 January 2021.
Increase in the R&D of biofuels is expected to augment the global market during the forecast period. In October 2022, a study ‘Efficient process for xylitol production from nitric acid pretreated rice straw derived pentosans by Candida tropicalis GS18', published in the Biomass and Bioenergy Journal identified a potential Candida tropicalis strain for efficient xylitol production. Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol. Rye straw can be converted into fuel and xylitol.
Supply Security and Risk Abatement of Conventional Oil
Crude oil reserves are mostly concentrated in Middle East & Africa, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. However, reserves in these regions are witnessing high pressure due to rise in demand for fuel worldwide. This could be a basis for future conflicts between oil-producing nations aiming to secure remaining reserves for themselves. Thus, diversification of energy sources is a robust solution for risk abatement in this situation. South America, Russia, and Sub-Saharan Africa are some of the largest producers of biomass. Of these regions, only Russia has major fossil fuel deposits. Crude oil prices are volatile as natural and manmade events can potentially disrupt the supply of oil & gas. These include geopolitical risks, sanctions, crude inventory draws, and speculative positioning by oil producers. Therefore, other regions and countries are significantly investing in renewable energy to reduce their dependency on oil reserves.
Increase in Adoption of Bioethanol in Vehicles
In terms of type, the global biofuel market has been segregated into biodiesel, bioethanol, bio-heavy oil, and others. According to recent trends in the biofuel market, the bioethanol segment held major share of 67.5% in 2021. It is estimated to dominate the market during the forecast period. Bioethanol is a renewable fuel produced from various plant materials. It is used as a blending agent with gasoline to increase octane and cut down carbon monoxide and other smog-causing emissions. E10 is the most common blend of ethanol and is approved for use in most conventional gasoline-powered vehicles. Bioethanol is made from plant starches and sugars, particularly corn starch.
Rise in Production of Biofuel from Vegetable Oils
Based on feedstock, the global biofuel market has been classified into corn, sugarcane, vegetable oil, palm oil, and others. The vegetable oil segment dominated the global biofuel market and accounted for 28.34% share in 2021. Biodiesel can be produced from vegetable oils such as sunflower, soybean, rapeseed, and castor oil. Biodiesel production from vegetable oils is eco-friendly, as it recycles waste cooking oil and provides renewable energy with lower pollution.
Regional Outlook of Global Biofuel Market
North America accounted for prominent share of 39.8% of the global market in 2021. Implementation of stringent regulations is expected to boost adoption of biofuels in the region in the next few years. Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 of the U.S., the Renewable Fuel Standard mandates that 36 billion gallons per year (bg/y) of biofuels need to be produced by 2023.
Future of the biofuel market in Asia Pacific and Europe is promising with the rise in production of liquid biofuels in Southeast Asia and increase in launch of ethanol-powered vehicles. These regions held 26.6% and 8.9 % share of the global market, respectively, in 2021. Middle East & Africa and Latin America are relatively minor markets for biofuel compared to other regions.
Some of the prominent players in the Biofuel market include:
- Cargill, Inc.
- Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
- BTG International Ltd.,
- Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
- Drax Group PLC
- EnviTec Biogas AG
- Green Plains
- AR Energy Group
- Abengoa Bioenergy SA
- VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG
Segments Covered in the Report
This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Nova one advisor, Inc. has segmented the global Biofuel market
- Bio-heavy Oil
- Vegetable Oil
- Palm Oil
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
Key Benefits for Stakeholders
- This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the global Biofuel industry analysis from 2022 to 2030 to identify the prevailing Biofuel industry opportunity.
- The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
- In-depth analysis of the global Biofuel industry segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
- Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
- Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
- The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global Biofuel industry trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.
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