2023 Report Highlights Second Generation Biofuels as Sustainable Solution for Global Energy Needs

Dublin, Oct. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Market for Second Generation Biofuels - Forecast and Analysis 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Second-generation biofuels, also known as advanced biofuels, have emerged as a pivotal category of renewable fuels, offering a sustainable solution to our energy needs. Unlike their first-generation counterparts, which rely on food crops, second-generation biofuels harness the power of non-food biomass sources such as agricultural residues, woody biomass, algae, and dedicated energy crops.

The second-generation biofuels market is on a steady growth trajectory, fueled by the growing global awareness of the urgency to reduce carbon emissions and shift towards sustainable energy sources. While it is still in its nascent stages compared to traditional biofuels, the market's expansion is driven by mounting environmental concerns, government policies that promote sustainable energy, and significant advancements in biofuel production technologies.

Challenges do exist in the second-generation biofuels landscape, including high production costs, limited access to sustainable feedstocks, competition with first-generation biofuels, and the ever-present uncertainty surrounding government policies and incentives. However, incentives and mandates enacted by various nations have the potential to play a pivotal role in incentivizing investments in second-generation biofuel production.

In this context, [ANALYST NAME] presents a comprehensive report titled "Global Market for Second Generation Biofuels - Forecast and Analysis," which delves deep into the global second-generation biofuels industry and its profound impacts on environmental, economic, and technological fronts. The report explores various forms of second-generation biofuels, their market potential, feedstocks, production technologies, and market overview.

The report pays special attention to Second Generation Biofuels, dissecting their unique characteristics, technological processes, and conversion routes. Extensive coverage is provided on the diverse feedstocks used in the production of Second Generation Biofuels, including bioethanol, black liquor, and green waste.

Furthermore, the report examines the environmental impact of Second Generation Biofuels, considering their influence on greenhouse gas emissions, the carbon cycle, soil health, water resources, and biodiversity. It fosters a comprehensive understanding of their sustainability in a changing world.

The investment landscape, investment costs, and operating costs in Second Generation Biofuels are also scrutinized, offering readers valuable insights into opportunities for growth and profitability in this dynamic sector.

Additionally, the report conducts a detailed analysis of more than 30 companies actively engaged in the Second Generation Biofuels market. It sheds light on their strategies and contributions to this evolving industry.

Moreover, country-specific analyses are presented for Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Thailand. These analyses showcase each country's biofuel production, policies, feedstocks, economic and ecological impacts, and strengths in the context of Second Generation Biofuels.

Key Topics Covered:

Part 1: Introduction to Second Generation Biofuels

A. What are Second Generation Biofuels?
A.1 Introduction
A.5 Second Generation Biofuels & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A.6 Commercial Development of Second Generation Biofuels
A.7 Pros & Cons of Second Generation Biofuels
A.8 Future Demand for Biofuels & Biomass

B. Global Market for Second Generation Biofuels
B.1 Market Overview
B.2 Historical Market Growth and Trends
B.3 Factors Driving Market Growth
B.4 Factors Hindering Market Growth
B.5 Market Opportunities and Future Prospects

C. Technologies Involved in Production of Second Generation Biofuels
C.1 Biochemistry
C.2 Co-Current Fixed Bed
C.3 Counter-Current Fixed Bed
C.4 Entrained Flow Gasifier
C.5 Fluidized Bed Reactor
C.6 Gasification
C.7 Pyrolysis
C.8 Torrefaction

D. Types of Second Generation Biofuels
D.1 BioDME
D.2 Bioethanol & Biobutanol
D.3 Biohydrogen
D.4 Biomethanol
D.6 Fischer-Tropsch Fuels
D.7 Hydro Thermal Upgrading (HTU)
D.8 Mixed Alcohols
D.9 Wood Diesel

E. Analysis of Lignocellulosic Ethanol
E.1 Overview
E.2 Importance of Size Reduction
E.3 Purpose of Pre-Treatment
E.4 Purpose of Hydrolysis
E.5 Fermentation
E.6 Distillation
E.7 Process Integration

F. Analysis of Synthetic Biofuels
F.1 Overview
F.2 Importance of Size Reduction
F.3 Gasification
F.4 Components of Product Gas
F.5 Necessity of Gas Cleaning
F.6 Gas Upgrading
F.7 Pathways for Fuel Synthesis
F.7.1 Fischer-Tropsch (FT) Synthesis
F.7.2 Bio-SNG Production
F.7.3 Production of Ethanol and Higher Alcohols via Gasification

G. Sustaining Second Generation Biofuels in Developing Countries
G.1 Economic Viability and Sustainability
G.1.1 Capital Intensity of Second Generation Biofuel Plants
G.1.2 Biomass Supply Costs
G.1.3 Production Costs and Competitiveness
G.2 Fiscal Impact and Budget Considerations
G.2.1 Foreign Currency Savings and Trade Benefits
G.2.2 Evaluating Subsidy Requirements and Policy Implications
G.3 Establishing a Regulatory Framework
G.3.1 Developing a Comprehensive Legal and Political Environment
G.3.2 Policy Incentives and Support Mechanisms
G.4 Ensuring Stable Biomass Supplies
G.4.1 Securing Sustainable and Reliable Feedstock Sources
G.5 Energy Access and Infrastructural Development
G.5.1 Expanding Energy Services and Infrastructure for Biofuel Projects
G.6 Addressing Food Security Concerns
G.6.1 Balancing Biofuel Production and Food Production Needs

H. Second Generation Biofuels, GHG Emissions & Impact on the Environment
H.1 Overview
H.2 Impact of Second Generation Biofuels on Ecosystems, Carbon Cycle and Global Climate
H.3 GHG Balances
H.4 Impact on Soil
H.5 Impact on Water
H.6 Impact on Biodiversity

I. Second Generation Biofuels and Genetic Engineering

J. Synthetic Biology for Second Generation Biofuels

K. Commercial Investment in Second Generation Biofuels
K.1 Overview
K.2 Investment Costs
K.3 Operating Costs
K.4 Cost Assessments and Targets

L. Transitioning to Second Generation Biofuels: Advancements and Challenges
L.1 Introduction to Biofuel Evolution
L.1.1 From First Generation to Second Generation Biofuels
L.1.2 Rationale for Transitioning
L.2 Advancements in Second Generation Biofuels
L.2.1 Technological Innovations and Research Breakthroughs
L.2.2 Feedstock Diversification and Sustainability Measures
L.3 Challenges in Transitioning
L.3.1 Economic and Market Factors
L.3.2 Policy and Regulatory Hurdles
L.3.3 Investment and Funding Constraints
L.4 Ensuring a Smooth Transition
L.4.1 Integration of First & Second Generation Biofuel Production
L.4.2 Balancing Existing Infrastructure & New Technology Adoption
L.5 Opportunities for Collaboration and Public-Private Partnerships

M. Case Studies for Second Generation Biofuels
M.1 POET-DSM Project Liberty
M.2 Abengoa Bioenergy Hugoton Biorefinery
M.3 Chemrec BioDME Plant
M.4 Raizen's Bioelectricity and Ethanol Project
M.5 Renewable Energy Group (REG) Biomass-based Diesel Production
M.6 GranBio's Bioflex 1 Biorefinery
M.7 Clariant Sunliquid Project
M.8 Renewable Energy Group (REG) Geismar Advanced Biofuel Plant
M.9 Indian Oil Corporation's Biomass-to-Ethanol Projects
M.10 INEOS Bio's Indian River BioEnergy Center

Part 2: Analysis of Second Generation Biofuels by Country

A. Brazil
A.1 Overview
A.2 First Generation Biofuels Production
A.3 National Policy Target for Biofuels
A.4 Types of Lignocellulosic Feedstock
A.5 Second Generation Biofuels in Brazil
A.6 Production Costs for Second Generation Biofuels in Brazil
A.7 Economic Impact
A.8 Ecological Impact
A.9 Second Generation Biofuels in Brazil: SWOT Analysis
A.10 Conclusion

B. China
B.1 Overview
B.2 First Generation Biofuels Production
B.3 National Policy Target for Biofuels
B.4 Types of Lignocellulosic Feedstock
B.5 Second Generation Biofuels in China
B.6 Production Costs for Second Generation Biofuels in China
B.7 Economic Impact
B.8 Ecological Impact
B.9 Second Generation Biofuels in China: SWOT Analysis
B.10 Conclusion

C. India
C.1 Overview
C.2 First Generation Biofuels Production
C.3 National Policy Target for Biofuels
C.4 Types of Lignocellulosic Feedstock
C.5 Second Generation Biofuels in India
C.6 Production Costs for Second Generation Biofuels in India
C.7 Economic Impact
C.8 Ecological Impact
C.9 Second Generation Biofuels in India: SWOT Analysis
C.10 Conclusion

D. Mexico
D.1 Overview
D.2 First Generation Biofuels Production
D.3 National Policy Target for Biofuels
D.4 Types of Lignocellulosic Feedstock
D.5 Second Generation Biofuels in Mexico
D.6 Production Costs for Second Generation Biofuels in Mexico
D.7 Economic Impact
D.8 Ecological Impact
D.9 Second Generation Biofuels in Mexico: SWOT Analysis
D.10 Conclusion

E. South Africa
E.1 Overview
E.2 First Generation Biofuels Production
E.3 National Policy Target for Biofuels
E.4 Types of Lignocellulosic Feedstock
E.5 Second Generation Biofuels in South Africa
E.6 Production Costs for Second Generation Biofuels in South Africa
E.7 Economic Impact
E.8 Ecological Impact
E.9 Second Generation Biofuels in South Africa: SWOT Analysis
E.10 Conclusion

F. Thailand
F.1 Overview
F.2 First Generation Biofuels Production
F.3 National Policy Target for Biofuels
F.4 Types of Lignocellulosic Feedstock
F.5 Second Generation Biofuels in Thailand
F.6 Production Costs for Second Generation Biofuels in Thailand
F.7 Economic Impact
F.8 Ecological Impact
F.9 Second Generation Biofuels in Thailand: SWOT Analysis
F.10 Conclusion

Part 3: Analysis of Major Players

A. Abengoa Bioenergy
B. Air Liquide
D. Alto Ingredients
E. Amyris Inc.
F. Aurora Algae
G. BBI Biotech
H. Beta Renewables
I. BioGasol
J. Blue Marble Biomaterials
K. BlueFire Renewables
L. Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC
M. Chemrec
N. Clariant
O. ClimeWorks
P. Danisco
Q. Enerkem
R. Frontier Renewable Resources
S. Gevo
T. GranBio
U. Gushan Environmental Energy
V. ICM Inc.
W. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
Y. Iogen Corporation
Z. Leaf Resources
A1. Lignol Innovations, Inc
B1. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels
C1. Raizen
D1. Renewable Energy Group (REG)
E1. Royal Nedalco
F1. Sapphire Energy
G1. Velocys

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