Global demand for biofuels will grow 20 percent annually through 2011, despite concerns about their impact on the environment and food supplies. Bioethanol and biodiesel will lead gains. North America will remain dominant while the Asia/Pacific region and Western Europe grow faster.
This study analyzes the 37.7 million metric ton world biofuel industry. It presents historical demand and production data for the years 1996, 2001 and 2006, and forecasts for 2011 and 2016 by fuel (e.g., bioethanol, biodiesel, pure vegetable oil, biomethanol, biobutanol); world region (e.g., North America, Asia/Pacific, Western Europe); and for 16 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 29 major players, including Archer-Daniels-Midland, POET, Cosan, Sofiproteol, VerSun Energy, Santelisa Vale Bioenergia, Abengoa, VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie, and Cargill.