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. The Bioethanol Market is expected to reach a total of USD 75.85 Billion by the end of 2025 with a 5.36 % CAGR.SEKAB, a Sweden based E-Technology company, has been selected to technologically assist the 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 Market segmentation:
On the basis of Feedstock, the market is separated into Starch-Based, Sugar-Based, Cellulose-Based, and Others. 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, and Others. 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 to E70, and E75 to 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
2020 - 2025
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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:
a. Middle East
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.
Recent Developments and Trends
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
2.2 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
3.1 Executive Summary
3.2 Key Inferences
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
5.1.6 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
5.2.5 Alcoholic Beverages
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
5.3.4 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
6.1.1 Regional Trends
6.1.2 Impact Analysis
6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis
18.104.22.168 By Geographical Area
22.214.171.124 By Feedstock
126.96.36.199 By End-Use Industry
188.8.131.52 By Blend
6.1.4 Market Attractiveness Analysis
184.108.40.206 By Geographical Area
220.127.116.11 By Feedstock
18.104.22.168 End-Use Industry
6.1.5 Market Share Analysis
22.214.171.124 By Geographical Area
126.96.36.199 By Feedstock
188.8.131.52 By End-Use Industry
184.108.40.206 By Blend
6.2 North America
6.1.2 United States
6.3.6 South Korea
6.5 Latin America
6.4.5 Rest of Latin America
6.6 Middle East & Africa
7. Strategic Analysis
7.1 PESTLE analysis
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
8.1.2 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
8.10 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