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Global Automotive Biofuels Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Biofuels Market 2017-2021

About Automotive Biofuels

Biofuels are fuels produced through biological processes such as anaerobic digestion of biological (mostly plant derived) materials rather than geological processes that are involved in the formation of fossil fuels. In this report, we have considered ethanol and biodiesel as the two major types of biofuels that are used as automotive fuels.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive biofuels market to grow at a CAGR of 8.37% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive biofuels market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the production of biofuels for automotive use and given in dollar billion. The biofuels covered in the report are ethanol and biodiesel.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Biofuels Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

key vendors
  • ADM
  • INEOS Enterprises
  • Neste
  • Renewable Energy
Other prominent vendors
  • Aemetis
  • AJ Oleo Industries
  • Algenol
  • Bangchak Petroleum
  • Chemrez Technologies
  • Copersucar
  • Ekarat Pattana
  • Gevo
  • GranBio
  • North Queensland Bio Energy Corporation Limited
  • Pacific Ethanol
  • Patum Vegetable Oil
  • Petro Green
  • POET
  • PT Darmex Biofuel
  • PT Eterindo Wahanatama Tbk
  • PT Molindo Raya Industrial
  • PTT
  • Pure Essence International
  • Red Rock
  • Thai Agro Energy
  • Total
  • Valero Energy Corporation
  • Wilmar International
  • Cosan
  • Longyan Zhuoyue New Energy
  • Fujian Zhongde Energy
  • Louis Dreyfus Commodities
  • Guangzhou Devotion Thermal Technology
  • Ningbo Tech-Bank
  • Gushan Environmental Energy
  • Petrobras
  • Henan Tianguan Enterprise Group
  • Shandong Jinjiang Bioenergy Technology
  • Jiangsu Hengshunda Bio-Energy
  • Shell
  • Jiangsu Yueda Kate New Energy
  • Tangshan Jin Lihai Biodiesel
  • Jilin Fuel Ethanol
  • Zhenghe Bioenergy
Market driver
  • Stringent regulations for keeping a check on vehicular emissions is likely to drive use of automotive biofuels
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Subsidies to fossil fuel consumption hampering adoption of biofuels for automotive use
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Biofuel production to go green
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
    • Ethanol vehicles
    • Global ethanol vehicle market: Market size and forecast
      • Table Global ethanol vehicle market 2016-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global ethanol vehicle market segmentation by vehicle type 2016
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Value chain analysis
    • Regulatory framework
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Production and consumption of fuels for automotive sector
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive biofuels market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Table Automotive biofuels segmentation
    • Table Segmentation of global automotive biofuel market by type 2016 and 2021
    • Global automotive ethanol market
      • Table Global automotive ethanol market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Ethanol production analysis by source
      • Table Ethanol production by source 2016
    • Global automotive biodiesel market
      • Table Global automotive biodiesel market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Biodiesel production by source 2016
  • Geographic segmentation
    • Table Segmentation of global automotive biofuels market by geography 2016 and 2021
    • Automotive biofuel market in Americas
      • Table US GHG emissions by sector 2015
      • Table Automotive biofuel market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Automotive biofuel market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive biofuel market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Automotive biofuel market in APAC
      • Table Automotive biofuel market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Governments across globe backing biofuel vehicles
      • Table GHG emissions per mile in vehicle's lifecycle (pounds)
    • Stringent regulations for keeping a check on vehicular emissions is likely to drive use of automotive biofuels
    • Enhanced focus on solutions associated with sustainability and 'going green' concept by participants in entire automotive value chain
    • Banning use of older vehicles to curb pollution levels, especially in developing regions likely to pave way for expansion in automotive biofuels market
    • Economic revival across regions that are target markets for biofuel vehicles
  • Market challenges
    • Subsidies to fossil fuel consumption hampering adoption of biofuels for automotive use
    • Requirement of high capital investment for ethanol production compared with fossil fuel production
    • Lack of infrastructure: Scarcity of biofuel filling stations
    • Lack of consumer awareness on biofuels for automotive use, fear on potential damages to engine due to biofuel use, and relatively higher operating costs
      • Table Cost for a bus to travel 100 km
    • Reason for an increased risk of water remaining in ethanol
    • Occupational hazards associated with sugarcane cultivation and consequent labor issues may impact production of biofuels
    • Food security issues: Food used for generating fuel considered wastage of essentials that are basic for human survival
    • In commercial vehicle category, ethanol buses have higher sticker prices compared with gasoline versions, challenging use of biofuels
      • Table Price comparison between diesel, CNG, hybrid, electric, and ethanol buses ($)
  • Market trends
    • Growth in commercialization of second-generation ethanol
    • Biofuel production to go green
    • Research on third-generation biofuel: Algae fuel
  • Vendor landscape
    • Prominent vendors in global automotive biofuels market
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ADM
    • INEOS Enterprises
    • Neste
    • Renewable Energy Group
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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