In the last couple of years, biofuels have become a popular source of renewable energy around the world. Biofuels have also emerged as the most cost effective renewable energy resource. The availability of biofuels is not an issue and many countries have put in place various regulations and tax incentives supporting the development of the biofuels industry.
While earlier the industry witnessed a wide range of first generation biofuels such as biodiesel, vegetable oil, green diesel, and syngas, with the advancement of technology, the world has moved on towards the usage of biofuels that are made with a better product than the earlier biofuels. Now we have a whole range of second generation biofuels, third generation biofuels, and even fourth generation biofuels.
This report from Taiyou Research focuses on the Second Generation Biofuels. Second Generation Biofuels focus more on using non-food crops such as waste biomass, stalks of corn, wheat, wood, and other. Many second generation biofuels also utilize biomass to liquid technology. Cellulosic biofuels is a major second generation biofuel.
Taiyou Research’s report on Second Generation Biofuels begins with a brief overview of the global biofuels industry, including industry statistics and an analysis of the future demand for biofuels and biomass.
After laying the groundwork for the report, the sections move on an analysis of the impact of biofuels on the following:
The report then analyzes the various forms of biofuels that are available today – liquid, solid, and gas biofuels. Moving on to the analysis of next generation biofuels, the report takes a look at the advantages of advanced biofuels and the challenges facing the further development of such types of biofuels. The section on next generation biofuels also analyzes the technological developments that have taken place till date.
Second Generation Biofuels are analyzed with a focus on the various feedstocks that are being used for deriving second generation biofuels, the various technologies involved in the production process, and of course, the types of second generation biofuels.
Second generation biofuels focused in this report includes:
Bioethanol & Biobutanol
Hydro Thermal Upgrading (HTU)
Factors such as regulatory support and blending mandates are discussed under the growth drivers for second generation biofuels.
A focus on lignocellulosic ethanol and synthetic biofuels are the value-adds of this report.
The impact of second generation biofuels on the environment, greenhouse gas emissions and the carbon cycle are analyzed in this report along with a look at the impact on soil and water as well.
Investment in second generation biofuels and an analysis of the pilot projects for second generation biofuels bring to an end the first section of this research profile.
Moving on to section two, the report analyzes the production of second generation biofuels in the following countries:
An analysis of over thirty companies active in the second generation biofuels market are analyzed comprehensively in this research report from Taiyou Research