Liquid Biofuels Market (By Product: Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Others; By Feedstock: Sugar Crops, Starch Crops, Vegetable Oils, Animal Fats, Others; By Process: Fermentation, Transesterification, and Others; By Application: Transportation, Power Generation, Heat) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022 – 2030


The global liquid biofuels market was estimated at US$ 71.66 billion in 2021 and is expected to hit around US$ 126.45 billion by 2030 and poised to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Liquid Biofuels Market Size 2022 to 2030

Growth Factors

Depleting resources based on fossil fuel and upsurge in consumer awareness regarding protection of the environment are the key factors which are estimated to boost the market. Likewise, the availability of numerous tax incentives and regulatory policies around the world is likely to propel biofuel producers to invest further in R&D conditioning in order to achieve rearmost third- generation technologies commercialization.

Liquid biofuel is an energy-efficient alternative which helps reduce energy security pollution and risks levels associated with the combustion of fossil. Hence it can be blended in large amounts with traditional fossil fuels for use in applications similar as transportation. Although biodiesel has the capability to replace conventional energy, however its product capacity isn't enough to meet the current demand. Therefore, the market is largely regulated with various tax incentives in different countries. In addition, governments across the world have introduced multitudinous programs and strategies to alleviate the concerns associated with climate change. Energy security, climate change mitigation and pastoral development, are some of the crucial parameters responsible for similar policy goals.

The demand for renewable diesel, hydro reused esters, and bio jet fuel of fatty acids also called as hydro treated vegetable oil, is anticipated to lift during the forecast period. In addition, this rise in demand can be credited to their potential properties of being utilized unblended without any engines modification in transportation, fuel supply infrastructure and maintenance regimes.

Report Scope of the Liquid Biofuels Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size USD 126.45 Billion by 2030
Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.5% from 2021 to 2030

Base Year 2021
Largest Market North America
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Product, Feedstock, Application, Process, Region
Companies Mentioned Archer Daniels Midland Company, Gevo, Green Plains, Wilmar International, Algenol, Pacific Ethanol Inc., Valero Energy Corp., Petrobras; Butamax, Renewable Energy Corp., Bunge North America Inc.

 

The outbreak of the COVID-19 contagion has threatened to beget long- term damage on numerous industries. In addition, one among them is the transport industry, which is facing sharp drop in demand. The teardrop-down effect have been being witnessed in even biofuel prices steeper fall, especially among the ethanol prices. According to a study completed by Purdue University, on an average the yearly price of ethanol dropped down to to$0.82/ gallon in March 2020 from $1.32/ gallon in December 2019 owing to rapid drop in demand for transport services. Furthermore, reduced profit margins of producers of the ethanol have further diminished the production of ethanol, which is likely to further affect the market growth of liquid biofuels. In addition, in Canada, the national government is further trying to simplify enactment of low- carbon energies as the Canadian oil sector has taken a major blow owing to the epidemic. Growing turmoil in the hydrocarbon market as a result of the coronavirus will, thus, stem the uptake of liquid biofuels in the current time.

Product Insights

The bioethanol & biodiesel is the dominating segment of liquid biofuels market. Significant factors impacting the growth include innovation support (for second and third generation biofuels), favorable regulatory and political support, environmental support, geopolitical support, customer support, and agricultural and economic support.

The consumption of polish bioethanol has further witnessed a growth in the base year as authorizations gradationally which have been slightly escalated, and a limited proportion had been fulfilled via the usage of biodiesels. During the same time in the Netherlands, biofuel consumption grew because of higher mandates on diesel cars and upsurge in tax. Furthermore, in Sweden, the consumption of bioethanol is dropping down substantially owing to the dip in the sales of E85 as government flex-fuel cars energy taxes foreseen hurdle for the biofuel application.

Application Insights

On the basis of application, transportation is the dominating segment during the forecast period. Transportation biofuel consumption is demanded to triple by 2030 and has to be on the trail with the Sustainable Development Script (SDS). This compares the one tenth of global transportation energy demand, to be compared with the current position which is around3.5%.  In addition, stronger support and intention of policy which will gradually reduce the costs are needed to be balanced up with both the advanced biofuel consumption and adoption of biofuels in the numerous transportation sectors, as previsioned in the sustainable development scenario. Furthermore, as sustainable biofuels have a place in the scenario of sustainable development, more and more prevalent governance of sustainability has been paired to provide advanced biofuel production.

Brazil and India are likely to experience a growth in the product of liquid biofuel as both the countries have recorded the loftiest production all across their region. This factor is likely to boost the market further which is likely to gain sustainable development volume for 2030. In terms of bioethanol product, Brazil recorded the loftiest production across Central and South America.

Region Insights

North America has dominated the global market over the past few years, due to the feedstock cornucopia and arable and for the production of biofuel product. Brazil, U.S., the China and European Union are foreseen to be some of the key regions boosting the demand regarding liquid biofuels. Still, other economies similar as Indonesia, Thailand, Canada, Australia, and Philippines are anticipated to produce significant opportunities for the biofuel market. In addition, concerning the biofuel potential long- term global impact, growth of the biodiesel and bioethanol markets is majorly based on the availability of agricultural land for the non-food production.

Liquid Biofuels Market Share, By Region, 2020 (%)

The Canadian Clean Energies Standard (CFS) has likely to apply various morals for liquid, gaseous, and solid energies burned for the production of energy coupled with the sector of transportation. Furthermore, the government of Canada has been focusing more towards the achievement of periodic reductions of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) by 30 Mt in emigrations by the year 2030, which is adding up to the country’s problems in order to attain an overall GHG emission drop of more than 30% by 2030.

The market of South and Central America has been propelled because of the rising government enterprise and adding focus towards security of energy and independence. Likewise, the high dependence on fossil energies is forcing the distinct governments in the region to find an alternatives. Also, bio-fuels give excellent solutions to the extremity of depleting fossil energies in countries similar as Venezuela, Brazil, and others.

Key Market Developments

  • In May 2020, a key player based in Canada named BC Hemp Corporation declared its future plans to build a biofuel plant in Prince George, which is in British Columbia for an evaluated value of around $2 billion. In addition, by employing around 2500 people, the plant will be used for producing industrial-grade ethanol from the stock of hemp.
  • In February 2020, a key player based in Italy named NextChemcame in collaboration with a company situated in U.S. named Saola Energy in order to produce dieselwhich is renewable in nature from vegetable oils and residual fats. Furthermore, Saola will also employ its is omerization technologies and hydro-treatment in order to produce renewable diesel, while NextChem will provide the clients construction, engineering, and training services under the partnership.

Some of the prominent players in the global Liquid Biofuels market include:

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Gevo
  • Green Plains
  • Wilmar International
  • Algenol
  • Pacific Ethanol Inc.
  • Valero Energy Corp.
  • Petrobras; Butamax
  • Renewable Energy Corp.
  • Bunge North America Inc.

Segments Covered in the Report

By Product

  • Biodiesel
  • Bioethanol
  • Others

By Application

  • Transportation Fuel
  • Power Generation
  • Thermal Heating

By Feedstock

  • Sugar Crops
  • Starch Crops
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Animal Fats
  • Others

By Process

  • Fermentation
  • Transesterification
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of liquid biofuels market?
According to Precedence Research, the global liquid biofuels market size was reached at US$ 71.66 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to surpass around US$ 126.45 billion by 2030.
The global liquid biofuels market is growing at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period 2021 to 2030.
The major players operating in the liquid biofuels market are Archer Daniels Midland Company, Gevo, Green Plains, Wilmar International, Algenol, Pacific Ethanol Inc., Valero Energy Corp., Petrobras; Butamax, Renewable Energy Corp., and Bunge North America Inc.
The demand towards snowballing energy around the world is aiding the mining & energy industries in taking a transformational leap towards new types of energies. This is mixed with the growing concerns regarding the environment which is leading to the greater investments in the clean source of energy development.
North America will dominate the global liquid biofuels market over the next few years

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