November 9, 2007

The ‘Biofuels Market Outlook: Market Drivers, Growth Opportunities and Regulatory Change’ is a New Report That Provides Forecasts for the Biodiesel and Ethanol Markets

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of The Biofuels Market Outlook: Market Drivers, Growth Opportunities and Regulatory Change to their offering.

Over 80 per cent of the world's primary energy supply is currently derived from fossil fuels. Concerns around energy security, climate change and rising oil prices are driving the search for cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternatives. However, it is only recently that technological advances and reduced production costs have meant biofuels can fulfil this need.

'The Biofuels Market Outlook: Market drivers, growth opportunities and regulatory change' is a new report that provides forecasts for the biodiesel and ethanol markets, analyses the predicted growth of the biofuel economy, and how it is likely to influence fuel and biofuel prices. It details the strategies, incentives and legislation intended to boost the production and consumption of biofuels. It also contains the results of our proprietary industry survey detailing attitudes and perceptions towards biofuels. Quantify the size of the biofuels market and understand the key drivers, inhibitors, policies and regulations that will shape its future growth with this new report

Key Issues Examined In This Report...

Advanced biofuels. Lignocellulosic fuels made from non-food feedstocks (waste from agriculture and forestry) offer more efficient, cleaner cost-effective biofuels in the longer term.

Incentives. Future biofuels production and consumption expansion will depend heavily on incentives frameworks in order to stimulate the market. However, these will clearly affect the global fuel market.

Biomass: Food or fuel? Increased biomass production may lead to deforestation and rising food crop prices, a particular concern in countries where leading biomass crops are consumed as food.

Production costs. Feedstock prices, the process energy used, and the prices received for by-products from the production process drive production costs and vary widely across processes and geographical regions.

Biofuel cost effectiveness. Ethanol and biodiesel will lead the market in the medium term because of the high distribution costs of methanol and hydrogen and production, storage and consumption issues.

This New Report Will Enable You To...

Quantify the size of the ethanol and biodiesel market by region with this report's production and demand data across Europe, Brazil, India and the US with forecasts to 2012.

Assess the comparative performance of fossil fuels and biofuels with this report's analysis of biofuel cost by feedstock at the filling station with existing and future technology.

Examine the market dynamics of biofuels industry using this report's strategic analysis of key market drivers and inhibitors.

Understand the impact governmental strategies and initiatives on the biofuel market using this report's examination of of policies and regulations in major markets and key developing nations.

Benchmark leading executives' opinions on the future of biofuels using this report's analysis of our proprietary global survey detailing the key issues affecting the biofuels market.

Key Findings From This Report...

Biomass and biofuels accounted for nearly 21% of the world's total renewable energy production in 2005. In addition, Energy industry executives believe that biofuels will ac count for 5-10% of total global fuel production by 2017.

The cost of ethanol from starch crops will fall by nearly 20% between 2004 and 2010, while biodiesel produced from used oil and fat is likely to be the cheapest biofuel 2010.

Biofuels will account for 5-10% of total global fuel production by 2017 in the opinion of 47% of industry energy executives responding to our proprietary survey.

Ethanol production from beet and wheat will become a €20bn market in Europe by 2010. Advanced biofuels (second-generation) will account for Q10bn sales by that time.

Biodiesel is expected to grow to represent 6% of total EU diesel consumption by 2010 from 2% in 2005. The EU accounted for 85% of global biodiesel production in 2005.

Your questions answered...

Why is Brazil's biofuel economy the most advanced in the world?

How much biodiesel does the US produce every year?

To what extent are India and China developing biofuels?

How do fossil fuels and biofuels compare in terms of their cost-performance?

When will biofuels account for 50% of the world's primary energy demand?

Which governments around the world are doing the most to promote the biofuel economy?

Why is lignocellulosic ethanol more desirable than bioethanol?

Which countries produce and consume the most biodiesel?

The Biofuels Market Outlook Executive Summary What is biofuel? Industry forecasts for biofuels Biofuels market drivers and inhibitors The biofuel economy Biofuels market size and forecast Regulations and policies

Chapter Outline:

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 What is biofuel?

Chapter 3 Industry forecasts for biofuels

Chapter 4 Biofuel drivers and inhibitors

Chapter 5 The biofuel economy

Chapter 6 Biofuels market size and forecasts

Chapter 7 Biofuels policies and regulations

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Source: Business Insights