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Bioethanol Market by Feedstock (Starch-Based, Sugar-Based, Cellulose-Based), End-Use Industry (Transportation, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Alcoholic Beverages), Blend (E5, E10, E15 to E70, E75 to E85), by Region - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Investment, and Forecasts ( 2021 – 2026)

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 8488
Pages: 175

Bioethanol Market Size and Growth Analysis:

The Bioethanol Market is expected to reach a total of USD 75.85 Billion by the end of 2026 with a 5.36 % CAGR.

Bioethanol Market has a decent growth pace in the global market, which is mainly driven by demand for naturally fermented ethanol, which finds use in various end-user industries..SEKAB, a Sweden-based E-Technology company, has been selected to technologically assist Nordfuel’s Biorefinery in Finland which is scheduled to be functional by 2021. This facility will produce biofuel and Bioethanol from softwood residues and has pooled in an investment totaling close to EURO 150 million.

What is Bioethanol?
Bioethanol is ethyl alcohol obtained from the fermentation of various renewable sources like corn, wheat, grain sorghum & sweet sorghum, cassava, barley, potato, sugarcane, sugar beet, and cereals. Even though ethanol can also be derived as a by-product from a chemical reaction with ethylene and other petroleum products, these chemicals are non-renewable sources and, hence, it is not known as bioethanol. It is mainly employed as a fuel alternative for petroleum fuel. Bioethanol fuel is eco-friendly that has comparatively lower emissions than coal and gasoline that harm the environment. Apart from fuel, bioethanol is employed in alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. Food crops are used to produce bioethanol; nevertheless, with the introduction of second- & third-generation biofuel technologies, the dependence on food crops for producing bioethanol has reduced. The manufacturers' focus is more on utilizing agricultural & forest residues and energy crops like miscanthus, switchgrass, sugar cane bagasse for producing bioethanol.

Bioethanol is a kind of alcohol produced by fermentation, generally from carbohydrates produced in sugar or starch crops like corn, sugarcane, or sweet sorghum. Cellulosic biomass, obtained from non-food sources, like trees and grasses, is also being developed as a feedstock for ethanol production. 

Bioethanol Recent Developments in Industry:

  •  TVS launches India's first ethanol-based motorcycle Apache RTR 200 Fi E100 at Rs 1.2 Lakh. With the government mounting primary pressure on the domestic two-wheeler business to move away from fossil fuel vehicles and look at substitute energy, country's third-biggest two-wheeler maker TVS motor company introduced an ethanol-based version of its 200cc sports-bike Apache. 
  •  Recent news from European renewable ethanol association ePURE members has affirmed the dominant role of bioethanol in decreasing emissions in the European Union (EU). In 2018, ePURE members produced 5.81 billion litres of ethanol, and also 5.55 million tonnes of co-products, affirming the significance of ethanol biorefineries to the EU's goals to tackle climate change and offset its animal-feed protein deficit.

Bioethanol Market segmentation:

On the basis of Feedstock, the market is separated into

  • Starch-Based
  • Sugar-Based
  • Cellulose-Based

Among the mentioned feedstock types, the starch-based feedstock segment is the largest and is expected to have the fastest growth rate in the forecast as mentioned earlier period. The growth is mainly attributed to the fact that starch-based Bioethanol uses barley, wheat, and corn as raw products, which is preferred by many as they are more organic.

On the basis of End-Use Industry, the market is separated into

  • Transportation,
  • Pharmaceuticals,
  • Cosmetics,
  • Alcoholic Beverages,

Of the mentioned, the transportation segment is the fastest growing and mainly due to the increasing usage of fuels in automobiles.

On the basis of Blend, the market is separated into

  • E5
  • E10
  • E15
  • E70
  • E75
  • E85

The increased usage of transportation fuels has driven the demand for various blending types. Of the mentioned, the E blend segment is the fastest growing and is expected to lead the global market by the end of the projected forecast period.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2025

Base Year


Forecast Period

2020 - 2025



Segments Covered

By Product, Type, Consumption, Distribution Channel and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa




Market Leaders Profiled

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Netherlands), POET LLC (US), The Andersons (US), Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (US), Green Plains (US), Petrobras (Brazil), Flint Hills Resource (US), Valero Energy Corporation (US), Abengoa Bioenergy SA (Spain), and Archer Daniels Midland Company (US) 


Bioethanol Market Drivers:

Bioethanol is employed in fuel blending, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, food aroma, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, inks & paints, and power generation. The global bioethanol market expansion is mainly dependent on the transportation fuel market extension as transportation fuel accounts for around 90% of the total bioethanol business. Rising population, increasing urbanization and ever-rising call for energy together with increasing environmental worries are some of the factors expected to drive bioethanol consumption at a holistic level. Besides that, low carbon footprint when compared to its traditional counterparts, and government support at the policy level and in the type of tariffs are the other two factors estimated to promote the application of bioethanol as a transport fuel across various regions. Different rules for clean air and deduction in greenhouse gases, etc. are also estimated to play a significant role in fuelling the market. The global bioethanol market is expected to raise highly over the outlook period due to the increasing call for a cleaner and renewable source of energy. The factors driving global bioethanol market are an increase in environmental worries that results in the inclination of manufacturers towards bioethanol production, blending mandates by regulatory bodies like EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and more raw material availability. Furthermore, the development of second- & third-generation biofuels is estimated to create innumerable expansion opportunities in the global bioethanol market.

 Bioethanol Market Restraints:

 Rising competition from other oxygenates or octane enhancers and the increasing call for electric & hybrid vehicles are the factors that are probable to restrain the global bioethanol market expansion.

Bioethanol Market Opportunities:

 Research and development, product trials, market approach, effective use of government initiatives, etc. will prove to be useful measures for improving profitability in the bioethanol industry. In order to the efforts of global thought leaders, environmentalists and different stakeholders working to promote the alteration of traditional oil with bioethanol, major opportunities lie ahead for market participants to create the marketability of their product.

 Bioethanol Market Challenges:

 More investment price of cellulosic ethanol and concerns about the employment of food crops for fuel production are estimated to hamper the global bioethanol market expansion during the foreseen period.

Bioethanol Market geographical analysis:

Market Segmentation based on the region:

  1. North America
    1. U.S
    2. Canada
  2. Europe
    1. Norway
    2. Germany
    3. Sweden
  3. Asia Pacific
    1. China
    2. India
    3. Japan
  4. Latin America
    1. Brazil
    2. Mexico
    3. Argentina
  5. Middle East and Africa

a. Middle East

b. Africa

North America is one of the biggest bioethanol markets and will raise highly over the foreseen period relating to government and environmental rules, particularly in the US. Furthermore, technological developments and quickly developing automotive business is estimated to contribute highly over the next seven years towards increasing consumption in this region. Latin America bioethanol market will offer an ocean of opportunity for bioethanol market due to the availability of arable land and high fertility in the soil, particularly in Brazil and Columbia. High production of sugar cane in Brazil is probable to escalate the creation of these fuels in this region.

Europe bioethanol market is estimated to rise over the forecast period on account of the environment and government rules from the European Union, including Biofuels Directive and compulsory blending obligations of biofuel to fossil fuels in Germany. An increasing call for energy self-sufficiency from European countries involving France, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium and Spain will boost the employment of this biofuel in this region. The Asia Pacific bioethanol market is estimated to offer ample opportunities for business on account of huge population and availability of fertile land in India, Thailand and China. Furthermore, India is an agricultural country estimated to contribute highly towards the advancement of this fuel. MEA is further expected to aid demand expansion as a result of a vast agricultural area in African countries and cheap labour expenses.

Bioethanol Market key players:

Major companies plying their trade in the Bioethanol Market include Royal Dutch Shell plc (Netherlands), POET LLC (US), The Andersons (US), Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (US), Green Plains (US), Petrobras (Brazil), Flint Hills Resource (US), Valero Energy Corporation (US), Abengoa Bioenergy SA (Spain), and Archer Daniels Midland Company (US) are the leading shareholders of the global market for Bioethanol Market. There is a constant competition between these companies regarding the pricing and quality of the product.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Study Deliverables                  

                1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

                1.4 General Study Assumptions                

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Introduction                               

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Econometric Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Analysis Design                         

                2.4 Study Timeline                          

3. Overview                                       

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferences                         

                3.3 Epidemology                              

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)                                    

                4.1 Market Drivers                          

                4.2 Market Restraints                    

                4.3 Key Challenges                         

                4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market                              

5. Market Segmentation                                              

                5.1 Feedstock                   

                                5.1.1 Introduction           

                                5.1.2 Starch-Based          

                                5.1.3 Sugar-Based           

                                5.1.4 Cellulose-Based    

                                5.1.5 Others      

                                5.1.6 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Feedstock          

                                5.1.7 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Feedstock        

                                5.1.8 Market Share Analysis, By Feedstock          

                5.2 End-Use Industry                     

                                5.2.1 Introduction           

                                5.2.2 Transportation      

                                5.2.3 Pharmaceuticals   

                                5.2.4 Cosmetics

                                5.2.5 Alcoholic Beverages            

                                5.2.6 Others      

                                5.2.7 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By End-Use Industry            

                                5.2.8 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By End-Use Industry          

                                5.2.9 Market Share Analysis, By End-Use Industry            

                5.3 Blend                            

                                5.3.1 Introduction           

                                5.3.2 E5

                                5.3.3 E10             

                                5.3.4 E15 to E70

                                5.3.5 E75 to E85

                                5.3.6 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Blend    

                                5.3.7 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Blend  

                                5.3.8 Market Share Analysis, By Blend   

6. Geographical Analysis                                              

                6.1 Introduction                               

                                6.1.1 Regional Trends    

                                6.1.2 Impact Analysis     

                                6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Feedstock

                                       By End-Use Industry

                                       By Blend

                                6.1.4  Market Attractiveness Analysis     

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Feedstock

                                       End-Use Industry


                                6.1.5  Market Share Analysis      

                                       By Geographical Area

                                       By Feedstock

                                       By End-Use Industry

                                       By Blend

                6.2 North America                          

                                6.1.1 Introduction           

                                6.1.2 United States         

                                6.1.3 Canada     

                6.3 Europe                         

                                6.2.1 Introduction           

                                6.2.2 U.K             

                                6.2.3 Spain         

                                6.2.4 Germany 

                                6.2.5 Italy            

                                6.2.6 France       

                6.4 Asia-Pacific                 

                                6.3.1 Introduction           

                                6.3.2 China         

                                6.3.3 India          

                                6.3.4 Japan         

                                6.3.5 Australia   

                                6.3.6 South Korea           

                6.5 Latin America                             

                                6.4.1 Introduction           

                                6.4.2 Brazil          

                                6.4.3 Argentina

                                6.4.4 Mexico     

                                6.4.5 Rest of Latin America          

                6.6 Middle East & Africa                               

                                6.5.1 Introduction           

                                6.5.2 Middle-East            

                                6.5.3 Africa         

7. Strategic Analysis                                       

                7.1 PESTLE analysis                         

                                7.1.1 Political     

                                7.1.2 Economic 

                                7.1.3 Social         

                                7.1.4 Technological         

                                7.1.5 Legal          

                                7.1.6 Environmental       

                7.2 Porter’s Five analysis                              

                                7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers        

                                7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers    

                                7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants     

                                7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services              

                                7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry     

8. Market Leaders' Analysis                                        

                8.1 POET LLC                      

                                8.1.1 Overview 

                                8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                                8.1.3 Financial analysis  

                                8.1.4 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.5 SWOT analysis       

                                8.1.6 Analyst View          

                8.2 The Andersons                         

                8.3 Pacific Ethanol, Inc.                 

                8.4 Flint Hills Resource                  

                8.5 Royal Dutch Shell plc                               

                8.6 Green Plains                              

                8.7 Archer Daniels Midland Company                     

                8.8 Abengoa Bioenergy SA                          

                8.9 Petrobras                    

                8.10 Valero Energy Corporation                

9. Competitive Landscape                                           

                9.1 Market share analysis                            

                9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis                       

                9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures                         

                9.4 New Product Launches                         

10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities                                         


                a) List of Tables                

                b) List of Figures                              

  • Global,Regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis in terms of by feedstock,by end use,by blend,along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market
  1. Global Bioethanol  Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Bioethanol  Market By Feedstock, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Starch-Based Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Sugar-Based Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Cellulose-Based Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Others Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Bioethanol  Market By End-Use Industry, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Transportation Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Pharmaceuticals Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Cosmetics Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Alcoholic Beverages Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global Others Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Bioethanol  Market By Blend, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global E5 Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  15. Global E10 Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  16. Global E15 to E70 Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  17. Global E75 to E85 Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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