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The Global Biomass Market Outlook 2017 Snapshot: Current Status, Key Players, Growth Potential and the Future Outlook

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The Global Biomass Market Outlook 2017 Snapshot: Current Status, Key Players, Growth Potential and the Future Outlook
Published: February 24, 2017 Content info: 71 Pages; 45 Figures
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The report gathers data on biomass and waste power generation across the top ten countries leading the market for biomass. The report covers the key players, key feedstock available, and the prominent biomass power technology installed in each of the 10 countries - the US, Germany, Brazil, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Italy, China, India, and Australia.

This report examines the emerging factors driving the growth of the biomass power market, as the use of biomass for electricity generation slowly becomes widespread globally, led by government support. This study found approximately 1.4bn people globally lack access to electricity. From the point of view of electricity supply, the pressures of a rapidly increasing population, rising concern of global warming, and the need to achieve national energy security is driving an unprecedented interest in exploring renewable power resources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, marine power as well as biomass for achieving a low carbon electricity mix by both the governments and electricity utilities.

The report highlights how parts of North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific are using biomass feedstock, in a bid to increase the total electricity supply. Similar to any renewable resource, the demand for biomass for electricity generation is driven by government legislation and regulations, encouraging the growth of biomass feedstock for electricity generation. Further, the report examines how biomass feedstock suppliers and utilities in the biomass market are learning to combat rising transportation costs associated with gathering feedstocks and transporting the feedstock to the electricity generation sites, through development of cost effective biomass power technologies.

Globally the term bioenergy is used to describe biomass, biogas, and biofuels. Bioenergy is used to generate electricity, produce heat, and power vehicles. This report focuses on the emerging trends in the biomass market for electricity generation only. The term biomass can refer to any material derived from recently living organisms, which includes plants, animals and their byproducts. Based on the findings, the report considers renewable energy to include all renewable energy sources other than traditional biomass. The term traditional biomass refers to the level of biomass consumption in the residential sector in developing countries and refers to the use of wood, charcoal, agricultural residues, and animal dung for cooking and heating.

Key features:

  • Identification of the ten most promising countries in the biomass power market and highlights how various geographic markets are expanding their share in the total electricity supply mix using biomass feedstock for electricity generation.
  • Five-year assessment of the latest biomass and waste power generation and installed biomass capacity.
  • Electricity market trends and legislation are being influenced by availability of biomass feedstock
  • List of major key players of biomass renewable energy
  • Information on government policy framework in renewables energy and biomass power for supporting the biomass market
  • Identification of biomass energy development and potential resource globally and in major countries in the future
  • Analysis across countries with abundant feedstock availability including India, Germany, and the UK - biomass feedstock production is led by fertilizer price pressures, in addition to competition for available land and water resources.
Table of Contents
Product Code: PGRBIOMASSSNAP2017

Table of Contents

  • Disclaimer

Table of Contents

Table of figures

Executive summary

  • Market development
  • The US
  • Germany
  • Brazil
  • The UK
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • Future outlook

Chapter 1 - Introduction to the report

  • Overview

Chapter 2 - Market development

  • Summary

Chapter 3 - The US

  • Summary

Chapter 4 - Germany

  • Summary

Chapter 5 - Brazil

  • Summary

Chapter 6 - The UK

  • Summary

Chapter 7 - Sweden

  • Summary

Chapter 8 - Finland

  • Summary

Chapter 9 - Italy

  • Summary

Chapter 10 - China

  • Summary

Chapter 11 - India

  • Summary

Chapter 12 - Australia

  • Summary

Chapter 13 - Future outlook

  • Summary

Table of figures

  • Figure 1: Share of biomass and waste in total electricity net generation (%), 2014
  • Figure 2: Share of biomass and waste in total renewables electricity net generation (%), 2014
  • Figure 3: World electricity net generation (bn kWh), 2011-15
  • Figure 4: World cumulative installed electricity generation capacity (GW), 2011-15
  • Figure 5: World installed renewable power generation capacity rankings, 2015
  • Figure 6: World total installed renewable electrical power capacity (GW), 2015
  • Figure 7: Share of biomass and waste in total renewables electricity net generation (m), 2013
  • Figure 8: EU share of cogeneration in total electricity (%), 2014
  • Figure 9: Comparison of cost electricity from CCS power plants and other low carbon generation for entry into service in 2022 ($/MWh), 2015
  • Figure 10: World average generation costs of renewables based electricity generation by technology type ($ per MWh), 2030
  • Figure 11: US, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2011-15
  • Figure 12: US, biomass resource map, 2015
  • Figure 13: US, cumulative installed biomass power generation capacity forecast (GW), 2014-40
  • Figure 14: Germany, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2011-15
  • Figure 15: Germany, installed solid biomass capacity forecast (MW), 2015-20
  • Figure 16: Brazil, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2010-14
  • Figure 17: Brazil, installed biomass power capacity forecast (MW), 2016-23
  • Figure 18: UK, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2011-15
  • Figure 19: UK, installed solid biomass capacity forecast (MW), 2015-20
  • Figure 20: Sweden, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2010-14
  • Figure 21: Sweden, installed solid biomass capacity forecast (MW), 2015-20
  • Figure 22: Finland, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2010-14
  • Figure 23: Finland, renewable power generation (GWh), 2015-20
  • Figure 24: Finland, biomass power generation (GWh), 2015-20
  • Figure 25: Italy, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2010-14
  • Figure 26: Italy, biomass energy potential by feedstock (Mtoe), 2015
  • Figure 27: Italy, power generation from renewables including (GWh), 2015-20
  • Figure 28: Italy, annual power generation from biomass forecast (GWh), 2015-20
  • Figure 29: China, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2010-14
  • Figure 30: China, biomass resource map, 2015
  • Figure 31: China, potential available biomass resources (EJ/year), 2030
  • Figure 32: India, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2010-14
  • Figure 33: India, installed biomass and waste generation capacity forecast (GW), 2016-22
  • Figure 34: Australia, net biomass and waste power generation (bn kWh), 2011-15
  • Figure 35: Australia, bioenergy electricity generation forecast (GWh), 2020 and 2050
  • Figure 36: World net electricity generation (tn kWh), 2020-40
  • Figure 37: World primary energy demand by fuel and scenario (Mtoe), 2011-35
  • Figure 38: Average investment in renewables based electricity generation by technology in the New Policies Scenario ($bn), 2014-35
  • Figure 39: World bioenergy potential by feedstock (exajoules), 2050
  • Figure 40: World bioenergy potential by region (exajoules), 2050
  • Figure 41: Germany, biomass resource potential (exajoules/year), 2020 and 2030
  • Figure 42: Italy, biomass resource potential (exajoules/year), 2020 and 2030
  • Figure 43: The UK, biomass resource potential (exajoules/year), 2020 and 2030
  • Figure 44: Sweden, biomass resource potential (exajoules/year), 2020 and 2030
  • Figure 45: Finland, biomass resource potential (exajoules/year), 2020 and 2030
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