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Biodiesel in the US - Procurement Research Report

Biodiesel Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of biodiesel. Biodiesel is an alternative diesel fuel produced by reacting vegetable oil or animal fats with short-chain alcohols in a process called transesterification. Biodiesel can be used as a pure diesel fuel or blended with other oil-based fuel products that can be sourced from manufacturers, wholesalers and retail outlets. This report excludes other energy sources, such as diesel, gasoline, ethanol and solar power. This report also excludes other biofuels, such as bioethanol and biogas.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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