Jan. 24, 2012, Boulder, CO - Pike
Research announced the launch of its new Bioenergy
Advisory Service, a subscription-based information suite that provides
independent and objective market intelligence and strategy insights for
companies and other organizations engaged in the fast-growing biomass
ecosystem. Worldwide, biomass is the fourth largest energy
resource after coal, oil, and natural gas -- estimated at about 14
percent of global primary energy. As global energy demand
escalates and efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions intensify, an
increasing number of countries are turning to biomass resources as fuel
for commercial-scale electricity production and feedstock for biofuels
"The bioenergy market -- encompassing the use of biomass for
electricity, heat, and fuel -- represents a major growth opportunity in
the crowded renewable energy landscape," says senior analyst Mackinnon
Lawrence. "Over the past decade, the biofuels industry has
emerged as an important player in the global fuel landscape, currently
producing the equivalent of just under two million barrels per day.
By helping to diversify national energy portfolios and providing a
sustainable base load source of electricity, biopower has solidified its
role as a key renewable alternative to fossil fuel resources such as
As part of its Bioenergy service, Pike Research's industry
analysts offer timely and actionable market insights, covering specific
technology and business sectors as well as overall market conditions and
trends. Research reports include an in-depth examination of
business models, technology issues, policy and regulatory factors, the
competitive landscape, and market sizing, segmentation and forecasting.
Pike Research's key findings and forecasts about the emerging
Bioenergy market include the following:
Although biomass utilization is primarily local, supply chain
footprints are expanding globally, with trade in biomass resources
emerging as a major growth driver.
In the midst of an explosion of feedstock opportunities and a
number of end-market options, scale-up efforts around bioenergy will
hinge on stakeholders' ability to effectively manage increasing levels
of market and regulatory complexity.
Worldwide biopower generation capacity will grow to at least 86
gigawatts (GW) by 2021, from 58 GW in 2011, representing a total
investment of $104 billion from 2008 to 2021.
Biofuels production capacity is expected to reach 65.7 billion
gallons per year by 2021, with industry value increasing from $82.7
billion in 2011 to $185.3 billion by 2021.
Algae-based biofuels production will gain traction over the next
decade, reaching an estimated value of $1.3 billion by 2020. Global
revenues from waste-to-energy systems will experience strong growth
over the next five years, more than tripling in size from $4.2 billion
in 2011 to almost $13.6 billion by 2016.
Pike Research's Bioenergy
Advisory Service focuses on the utilization of
renewable biomass feedstocks for the production of electricity, heat,
liquid fuels, and chemicals. The service includes coverage of global
regulatory and public policy trends, business models and economic
factors, technology and intellectual property issues, and the emerging
competitive landscape and supply chain for bioenergy markets. Executive
Summaries and further information about the Advisory Service are
available for free download on Pike Research's website.
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