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Global Biomass Market Forecast – Assessment of Opportunities, Trends and Challenges 2014-2023

Global Biomass Market Forecast – Assessment of Opportunities, Trends and Challenges 2014-2023

Biomass has been used world over for cooking and heating for many years now. However, only recently has be use of biomass for the purpose of electricity generation come to the forefront. While the cost of power generation from biomass still remains high as compares to the cost of thermal power generation, biomass as a source for electricity generation is nevertheless growing around the world.

Owing to technical advances in equipment manufacturing for the biomass power market, it is likely that the cost of biomass power is going to fall in the coming years. Furthermore, benefits from government subsidies, energy efficiency incentives, and incentives targeting an expansion of the market for renewables will boost the demand for additional biomass power. It is likely that between 2021-2035, the average generation costs (USD per MWH) for biomass power will reach $126, thus driving more countries to utilize biomass power.

Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are emerging as the major players in the biomass power industry. These countries need to overcome the challenge of shortage in biomass feedstock supply in order to move forward in achieving their targets for making biomass power a reality.

Taiyou Research analyzes the Global Biomass Market in the research report Global Biomass Market Forecast - Assessment of Opportunities, Trends and Challenges (2014-2023). The report covers the following:

Introduction to biomass including the sources of biomass, conversion processes of biomass to energy and the environmental impact of using biomass.

Challenges facing the global power industry and why the world needs biomass power. We analyze the global electricity market, the importance of renewable resources, installed electricity statistics from renewable sources, use of biomass for energy, cost of biomass power, and an outlook for the global biomass industry.

Outlook for the global biomass industry is segmented by an outlook for the global electricity market, for the global renewable sector, the global biomass power market and an outlook for the global biomass resource.

Analysis of the potential biomass resources by country. Countries analyzed include Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Challenges and growth drivers of the global biomass power industry are analyzed.

Biomass industry across major markets is analyzed. Countries include Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom and the United States.

Each market is analyzed through an industry profile, market statistics for data ranging from 2009 to 2013/2014, biomass feedstock available in the country, biomass industry regulations, competition in the industry and an industry forecast till 2023.

Analysis of the major industry players in the global biomass market such as Areva SA, Vattenfall AB, UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Cosan SA, Boralex, Drax Group and many others. The players are analyzed through a company overview, business analysis, products and services, a financial analysis and a SWOT analysis.

A total of 36 major industry players are analyzed in the report


1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction to Biomass
2.1 Sources of Biomass
2.2 Biomass to Energy: Conversion Processes
2.2.1 Thermal Conversion
2.2.2 Chemical Conversion
2.2.3 Biochemical Conversion
2.3 Environmental Impact of Using Biomass
3. Challenges Facing the Global Power Industry & Need for Biomass
3.1 Global Electricity Market
3.1.1 Electricity Net Generation
3.1.2 Installed Electricity Capacity
3.2 Importance of Renewable Resources
3.3 Installed Electricity from Renewable Sources
3.4 Use of Biomass for Energy
3.5 Cost of Biomass Power: Fall in Prices Likely
3.6 Global Biomass Industry: Outlook
3.6.1 Outlook for the Global Electricity Market
3.6.2 Outlook for the Global Renewables Sector
3.6.3 Outlook for the Global Biomass Power Market
3.6.4 Outlook for Global Biomass Resource
4. Potential of Biomass Resource by Country
4.1 Finland
4.2 Germany
4.3 Italy
4.4 Sweden
4.5 United Kingdom
5. Impacts on the Global Biomass Power Industry
5.1 Challenges Facing the Market
5.1.1 High Capital Costs
5.1.2 Growing Demand of Electricity & Shortage in Supply of Biomass Feedstock
5.1.3 Popularity of Natural Gas for Power Generation
5.1.4 Growth of Liquid Biofuels for Transport
5.2 Factors Driving the Market
5.2.1 Favorable Regulatory Mechanisms
5.2.2 Bright Future Ahead for Co-firing and Cogeneration in the EU
5.2.3 Improvement in the Feedstock Storage Market
6. Biomass Industry in Australia
6.1 Industry Profile
6.2 Market Statistics
6.3 Biomass Feedstock in Australia
6.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
6.5 Competition in the Industry
6.6 Industry Forecast
7. Biomass Industry in Brazil
7.1 Industry Profile
7.2 Market Statistics
7.3 Biomass Feedstock in Brazil
7.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
7.5 Competition in the Industry
7.6 Industry Forecast
8. Biomass Industry in China
8.1 Industry Profile
8.2 Market Statistics
8.3 Biomass Feedstock in China
8.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
8.5 Competition in the Industry
8.6 Industry Forecast
9. Biomass Industry in Finland
9.1 Industry Profile
9.2 Market Statistics
9.3 Biomass Feedstock in Finland
9.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
9.5 Competition in the Industry
9.6 Industry Forecast
10. Biomass Industry in Germany
10.1 Industry Profile
10.2 Market Statistics
10.3 Biomass Feedstock in Germany
10.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
10.5 Competition in the Industry
10.6 Industry Forecast
11. Biomass Industry in India
11.1 Industry Profile
11.2 Market Statistics
11.3 Biomass Feedstock in India
11.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
11.5 Competition in the Industry
11.6 Industry Forecast
12. Biomass Industry in Italy
12.1 Industry Profile
12.2 Market Statistics
12.3 Biomass Feedstock in Italy
12.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
12.5 Competition in the Industry
12.6 Industry Forecast
13. Biomass Industry in Sweden
13.1 Industry Profile
13.2 Market Statistics
13.3 Biomass Feedstock in Sweden
13.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
13.5 Competition in the Industry
13.6 Industry Forecast
14. Biomass Industry in the UK
14.1 Industry Profile
14.2 Market Statistics
14.3 Biomass Feedstock in the UK
14.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
14.5 Competition in the Industry
14.6 Industry Forecast
15. Biomass Industry in the US
15.1 Industry Profile
15.2 Market Statistics
15.3 US Biomass Feedstock
15.4 Biomass Industry Regulations
15.5 Competition in the Industry
15.6 Industry Forecast
16. Analysis of Major Players
16.1 Areva SA
16.1.1 Company Overview
16.1.2 Business Analysis
16.1.3 Products & Services
16.1.4 Financial Analysis
16.1.5 SWOT Analysis
16.2 Boralex Inc.
16.2.1 Company Overview
16.2.2 Business Analysis
16.2.3 Products & Services
16.2.4 Financial Analysis
16.2.5 SWOT Analysis
16.3 Cosan SA Industria e Comercio
16.3.1 Company Overview
16.3.2 Business Analysis
16.3.3 Products & Services
16.3.4 Financial Analysis
16.3.5 SWOT Analysis
16.4 Covanta Holding Corporation
16.4.1 Company Overview
16.4.2 Business Analysis
16.4.3 Products & Services
16.4.4 Financial Analysis
16.4.5 SWOT Analysis
16.5 Delta Electricity
16.5.1 Company Overview
16.5.2 Business Analysis
16.5.3 Products & Services
16.5.4 Financial Analysis
16.5.5 SWOT Analysis
16.6 Drax Group Plc
16.6.1 Company Overview
16.6.2 Business Analysis
16.6.3 Products & Services
16.6.4 Financial Analysis
16.6.5 SWOT Analysis
16.7 EDF Electricité de France SA
16.7.1 Company Overview
16.7.2 Business Analysis
16.7.3 Products & Services
16.7.4 Financial Analysis
16.7.5 SWOT Analysis
16.8 EDF Energy Plc
16.8.1 Company Overview
16.8.2 Business Analysis
16.8.3 Products & Services
16.8.4 Financial Analysis
16.8.5 SWOT Analysis
16.9 Enel SpA
16.9.1 Company Overview
16.9.2 Business Analysis
16.9.3 Products & Services
16.9.4 Financial Analysis
16.9.5 SWOT Analysis
16.10 Energisa SA
16.10.1 Company Overview
16.10.2 Business Analysis
16.10.3 Products & Services
16.10.4 Financial Analysis
16.10.5 SWOT Analysis
16.11 E.ON UK Plc
16.11.1 Company Overview
16.11.2 Business Analysis
16.11.3 Products & Services
16.11.4 Financial Analysis
16.11.5 SWOT Analysis
16.12 Fortum Oyj
16.12.1 Company Overview
16.12.2 Business Analysis
16.12.3 Products & Services
16.12.4 Financial Analysis
16.12.5 SWOT Analysis
16.13 GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited
16.13.1 Company Overview
16.13.2 Business Analysis
16.13.3 Products & Services
16.13.4 Financial Analysis
16.13.5 SWOT Analysis
16.14 Pohjolan Voima Oy
16.14.1 Company Overview
16.14.2 Business Analysis
16.14.3 Products & Services
16.14.4 Financial Analysis
16.14.5 SWOT Analysis
16.15 RWE AG
16.15.1 Company Overview
16.15.2 Business Analysis
16.15.3 Products & Services
16.15.4 Financial Analysis
16.15.5 SWOT Analysis
16.16 SSE Plc
16.16.1 Company Overview
16.16.2 Business Analysis
16.16.3 Products & Services
16.16.4 Financial Analysis
16.16.5 SWOT Analysis
16.17 UPM-Kymmene Corporation
16.17.1 Company Overview
16.17.2 Business Analysis
16.17.3 Products & Services
16.17.4 Financial Analysis
16.17.5 SWOT Analysis
16.18 Vattenfall AB
16.18.1 Company Overview
16.18.2 Business Analysis
16.18.3 Products & Services
16.18.4 Financial Analysis
16.18.5 SWOT Analysis
16.19 Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd
16.20 Bios Bioenergiesysteme Gmbh
16.21 Chemrec AB
16.22 Clenergen Corporation
16.23 Dragon Power Co., Ltd.
16.24 ETH Bioenergia SA
16.25 Euroenergy Group
16.26 Greenko Group PLC
16.27 Interargem GmbH
16.28 MW Power Oy
16.29 National Bio Energy Co., Ltd.
16.30 New England Wood Pellet Co
16.31 Orient Green Power
16.32 Ptz Bioenergy Ltd.
16.33 Purepower Holdings Limited
16.34 Vapo Oy
16.35 Wartsila Corporation
16.36 Welsh Power Group
17. Glossary
List of Figures
Figure 1: Global Electricity Net Generation (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 2: Global Cumulative Installed Electricity Generation Capacity (GW), 2009-2013
Figure 3: Rankings of Countries by Installed Renewable Power Generation Capacity, 2013
Figure 4: Total Installed Renewable Electrical Power Capacity Worldwide (%), 2013
Figure 5: Number of People Globally without Access to Electricity & Relying on the Traditional Use of Biomass (m), 2013
Figure 6: Average Generation Costs Worldwide of Electricity Generation from Renewables by Technology Type ($ per MWh), 2010-2035
Figure 7: Forecast for Global Net Electricity Generation (tn kWh), 2015–2035
Figure 8: Primary Energy Demand by Fuel Under New Scenario Worldwide (Mtoe), 2020–2035
Figure 9: Average Investment in Renewables-based Electricity Generation by Technology (USD Million), 2010–2035
Figure 10: Global Potential for Bioenergy by Feedstock (Exajoules), 2050
Figure 11: Global Bioenergy Potential by Region (Exajoules), 2050
Figure 12: Potential of Biomass Resource (%) in Finland, 2030
Figure 13: Potential of Biomass Resource in Germany (Exajoules/Year), 2030
Figure 14: Potential of Biomass Resource in Italy (%), 2030
Figure 15: Potential of Biomass Resource (%) in Sweden, 2030
Figure 16: Potential of Biomass Resource in the UK (%), 2030
Figure 17: Cost of Electricity from CCS Power Plants Versus Other Options for Entry into Service in 2016 ($/MWh)
Figure 18: EU Share of Cogeneration Total Electricity (%), 2013
Figure 19: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Australia (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 20: Forecast for Bioenergy Electricity Generation in Australia (GWh), 2020
Figure 21: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Brazil (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 22: Forecast for Installed Biomass Power Capacity in Brazil (MW) 2013-2022
Figure 23: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in China (Billion kWh), 2007-2011
Figure 24: Biomass Power Generation Plants in China, 2013
Figure 25: Potential Available Biomass Resources (100m tce*), 2010-2030
Figure 26: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Finland (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 27: Power Generation in Finland from Renewable Sources (GWh) 2013-2023
Figure 28: Forecast for Power Generation in Finland from Biomass (GWh), 2013-2023
Figure 29: Waste Power & Net Biomass Generation in Germany (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 30: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in Germany (MW), 2013-2023
Figure 31: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in India (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 32: Forecast for Installed Biomass & Waste Generation Capacity in India (GW), 2013-2023
Figure 33: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Italy (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 34: Biomass Energy Potential in Italy by Feedstock (Mtoe) 2013
Figure 35: Power Generation in Italy from Renewables (GWh) 2013-2023
Figure 36: Forecast for Power Generation in Italy from Biomass (GWh) 2013-2023
Figure 37: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Sweden (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 38: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in Sweden (MW) 2013-2023
Figure 39: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in the UK (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 40: Biomass Power Plants in the UK (Part 1) 2013
Figure 41: Biomass Power Plants in the UK (Part 2) 2013
Figure 42: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in the UK (MW) 2013-2023
Figure 43: Waste Power & Net Biomass Generation in the US (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Figure 44: Biomass Feedstock Resource in the US, 2013
Figure 45: Installed Capacity of Biomass Power Generation in the US (GW), 2013-2035
Figure 46: Financial Performance of Boralex Inc. (in CAD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 47: Financial Performance of Cosan (in BRL Million), 2009-2013
Figure 48: Financial Performance of Covanta Holding Corporation (in USD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 49: Financial Analysis of Drax Group (in GBP Million), 2009-2013
Figure 50: Financial Performance of Electricite de France (in EURO Million), 2009-2013
Figure 51: Financial Performance of Enel SpA (in EURO Million), 2009-2013
Figure 52: Financial Performance of Fortum Corporation (in EURO Million), 2009-2013
Figure 53: Financial Performance of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings (in HKD Million), 2009-2013
Figure 54: Financial Performance of RWE AG (in EURO Million), 2009-2013
Figure 55: Financial Performance of SSE Plc (in GBP Million), 2010-2014
Figure 56: Financial Performance of UPM-Kymmene Corporation (in EURO Million), 2009-2013
List of Tables
Table 1: Global Electricity Net Generation (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 2: Global Cumulative Installed Electricity Generation Capacity (GW), 2009-2013
Table 3: Total Installed Renewable Electrical Power Capacity Worldwide (GW), 2013
Table 4: Number of People Globally without Access to Electricity & Relying on the Traditional Use of Biomass (m), 2013
Table 5: Average Generation Costs Worldwide of Electricity Generation from Renewables by Technology Type ($ per MWh), 2010-2035
Table 6: Forecast for Global Net Electricity Generation (tn kWh), 2015–2035
Table 7: Primary Energy Demand by Fuel and Scenario Worldwide (Mtoe), 2008–2035
Table 8: Average Investment in Renewables-based Electricity Generation by Technology (USD Million), 2010–2035
Table 9: Global Potential for Bioenergy by Feedstock (Exajoules), 2050
Table 10: Global Bioenergy Potential by Region (Exajoules), 2050
Table 11: Potential of Biomass Resource (exajoules/year) in Finland, 2030
Table 12: Potential of Biomass Resource in Germany (Exajoules/Year), 2030
Table 13: Potential of Biomass Resource in Italy (Exajoules/Year), 2030
Table 14: Potential of Biomass Resource (Exajoules/Year) in Sweden, 2030
Table 15: Potential of Biomass Resource in the UK (Exajoules/Year), 2030
Table 16: Cost of Electricity from CCS Power Plants Versus Other Options for Entry into Service in 2016 ($/MWh)
Table 17: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Australia (Billion kWh), 2007-2011
Table 18: Forecast for Bioenergy Electricity Generation in Australia (GWh), 2020
Table 19: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Brazil (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 20: Forecast for Installed Biomass Power Capacity in Brazil (MW) 2013-2022
Table 21: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in China (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 22: Potential Available Biomass Resources (100m tce*), 2010-2030
Table 23: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Finland (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 24: Major Players in the Finnish Biomass Power Sector, 2013
Table 25: Power Generation in Finland from Renewable Sources (GWh) 2013-2023
Table 26: Forecast for Power Generation in Finland from Biomass (GWh), 2013-2023
Table 27: Waste Power & Net Biomass Generation in Germany (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 28: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in Germany (MW), 2013-2023
Table 29: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in India (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 30: Forecast for Installed Biomass & Waste Generation Capacity in India (GW), 2013-2023
Table 31: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Italy (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 32: Biomass Energy Potential in Italy by Feedstock (Mtoe) 2013
Table 33: Major Players in the Italian Biomass Market, 2013
Table 34: Power Generation in Italy from Renewable Sources (GWh) 2010-2020
Table 35: Forecast for Power Generation in Italy from Biomass (GWh) 2013-2023
Table 36: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in Sweden (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 37: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in Sweden (MW) 2013-2023
Table 38: Waste & Net Biomass Power Generation in the UK (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 39: Forecast for Installed Solid Biomass Capacity in the UK (MW) 2013-2023
Table 40: Waste Power & Net Biomass Generation in the US (Billion kWh), 2009-2013
Table 41: Installed Capacity of Biomass Power Generation in the US (GW), 2013-2035

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