Biodiesel Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size & Forecasts up to 2023

Biodiesel Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size & Forecasts up to 2023

Report Code: CM0132 Category: Chemicals & Materials Published: August, 2017

Biodiesel is a renewable transportation fuel consisting of fatty acid methyl esters, generally produced by transesterification of vegetable oils and animal fats. Biodiesel is an alternative fuel similar to conventional fossil diesel. Almost all biodiesel is produced using base-catalyzed transesterification as it is the most economical process requiring only low temperatures and pressures. Biodiesel has many environmentally beneficial properties such as carbon neutral, renewable sources of energy, and density of biodiesel fuel. Biodiesel fuels are used in a wide variety of applications ranging from fuel to power generation and solvents & cement manufacturing.


Figure 1: Global Biodiesel Market by Value 2015 – 2023

Global Biodiesel Market


Market Insights

The global biodiesel market was sized over USD 32.95 billion in 2015. The global biodiesel market is projected to grow with a CAGR between 3.5% and 4.0% during 2017-2023 and reach USD 43.26 billion by 2023. The global biodiesel market is primarily driven by the motives of concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change coupled with a desire for renewable and sustainable energy sources. Moreover, increasing demand for biodiesel fuels form end-user applications such as railway, aircraft, marine, heating oil, cleaning and generators will drive the global biodiesel market over the forecast period. Furthermore, the growing demand for biodiesel fuel to replace conventional fossil fuel in commercial, automotive and power generation is anticipated to drive the biodiesel market globally over the forecast period. However, volatility in raw material prices required for the production of biodiesel and the unavailability of raw materials will restrain the growth of the global biodiesel market. Nevertheless, increasing investment in R&D activities from the government in the feedstock and growing focus in developing domestic & more secure fuel supplies from key players will bring more opportunities in the biodiesel market globally over the forecast period. 


Segments Covered:

The report segments the biodiesel market by feedstock, by application, and by region. Market segmentation based on feedstock includes animal fat, waste vegetable oil, algae, jatropha, and others. Moreover, the global biodiesel market based on application is segmented as automotive fuel, power generation, solvent & cement manufacturing, cleaning, heating oil and others.


Geographic Coverage and Analysis:

The report provides regional analysis covering geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of the World. In this section the key trends and market size for each geography is provided over the period of 2017 - 2023.


Figure 2: Global Biodiesel Market by Region

Biodiesel Market by Region


Europe is accounted for the largest production of biodiesel due to support by the government to increase energy independence and meet the rising energy demand. Moreover, Germany and France are major and remarkable producers of biodiesel over the last decade but are anticipated to decline in the upcoming years due to imposition of taxes on green fuels which have made biodiesel too expensive and economic slowdown. However, North and South America biodiesel market are anticipated to grow at a highest CAGR rate over the forecast period due to initiatives taken by the government of U.S, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina to reduce dependence on foreign petroleum and to promote bio-fuel sector by creating jobs and improving the environment. Nevertheless, Asia Pacific biodiesel market is also likely to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to growth in automotive sector and increasing demand in diesel driven vehicle are at rapid pace especially in economies such as China and India. Furthermore, India is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR rate in the Asia Pacific region due to government initiatives in promoting green fuel to reduce pollution as well as to reduce dependency on crude oil.


Companies Profiled:

The companies covered in the report include Green Earth Fuels, LLC, ACCIONA Energy, American Energy Producer, China Biodiesel International Holding, Crimson Renewable Energy, Deerfield Energy, Imperium Renewables, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Wilmar International Limited, Neste Corp., BIOX Corp., and Cargill Inc.


Report Highlights:

The report provides deep insights on demand forecasts, market trends, and micro and macro indicators. In addition, this report provides insights into the factors that are driving and restraining the demand for biodiesel globally as well as regionally. Moreover, IGR-Growth Matrix analysis given in the report brings an insight into the investment areas that existing or new market players can consider. The report provides insights into the market using analytical tools such as Porter’s five forces analysis and value chain analysis of biodiesel. Moreover, the study highlights current market trends and provides forecast from 2017 to 2023. We also have highlighted future trends in the biodiesel market that will impact the demand during the forecast period. Moreover, the competitive analysis given in each regional market brings an insight into the market share of the leading players. Additionally, the analysis highlights the rise and fall in the market shares of the key players in the market. This report will help manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of the biodiesel market to understand the present and future trends in this market and formulate their strategies accordingly.


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