Analyzing China’s Biofuel Industry

Analyzing China’s Biofuel Industry

  • January 2015 •
  • 325 pages •
  • Report ID: 200012 •
  • Format: PDF
Although biofuels are mainly used to replace or supplement the traditional petroleum-based transportation fuels, they can also be deployed to generate heat and electricity. Being an alternative to fossils, biofuels can be applied to existing vehicles with little or no engine modification. Although they release CO2 when burned in internal combustion engines, they differ from fossil fuels partly because their use reduces the net emission of carbon dioxide and other gases associated with global climate change and partly because they are biodegradable.

Biofuels have had a long history of use in the transport sector. This began in the 1970s and early 1980s when a substantial increase in biofuels production and use in many countries resulted from high oil prices. But biofuels became less competitive vis-à-vis fossil fuels after the collapse of oil prices in the mid-1980s, and global interest in biofuels for transport waned considerably in the 1990s and the first years of the 21st century.

The recent sustained increase in international oil prices has once again highlighted the potential for biofuels to contribute to transport fuel demand, particularly in countries that import the bulk of fossil fuel supplies. Global concerns about the effects of fossil fuel use on the environment, as well as recognition of the benefits of energy supply diversification also support increasing biofuels production and use.

There is a lot happening in the field of biofuels in China, and to capture these, Aruvian's R'search brings you the complete guide to the Chinese Biofuels Industry – Analyzing China’s Biofuels Industry.

The report begins with an analysis of the basic know-hows one needs to be familiar with before starting on the fascinating journey of discovering the biofuels industry in China. The economics of biofuels, issues facing the industry, regulatory barriers as well as incentives, technologies involved, major types of biofuels, and many other topics are discussed in depth at the starting of the report.

Divided into eleven sections, Aruvian’s report then moves on to Section 2, which analyzes the Chinese Energy Industry. From looking at the energy challenges facing the country to the macroeconomic drivers in China, and the rising demand for energy in the transportation sector, the section also takes a look at the various sectors of the energy industry such as oil, natural gas, electricity, coal, amongst others.

Section 3 is focused on the Chinese Biofuels Industry. History of the industry’s development through the years, the biofuel diffusion policy in China, position of the biofuel policy in the Chinese renewable energy plan, the strategic implementation of the biofuel policy, and the dominating role of the Chinese government in the biofuels industry is analyzed in details in the report.

Section 4 is a complete analysis of the biodiesel industry in China. Market overview, statistics, R&D profile, production, and end-use technologies are just some of the points focused on in this section. A comprehensive analysis is carried out on the availability of biomass for biodiesel production and the potential use of these biomass sources in agriculture and forestry. Biomass sources such as Jatropha Curcas, Pistacia chinensis Bunge, Xanthoceras sorbifolia Bunge, and many others are discussed in this section. Seedcake and Glycerin are analyzed as the by-products. Markets and cost analysis of the by-products of biodiesel are something to watch out for in the report.

The economics, prices and competitiveness of biodiesel in China is touched upon, along with the benefits of biodiesel and the barriers facing the development of biodiesel in China.

The future of biodiesel till 2020 in terms of biodiesel demand and production potential is also included.

Section 5 moves on to analyzing the bioethanol industry in China. Market overview, statistics, end-use technologies, biomass such as sweet sorghum, cassava, sugarcane, etc., are analyzed in the section. By products, economics of bioethanol along with prices and competitiveness is also focused upon. Benefits of bioethanol in China and barriers facing the development of the bioethanol industry in China is also analyzed. A study of the use of cellulose ethanol in China is also explored in-depth.

Section 6 analyzes the potential of biomass to liquids in China. Availability of BTL in the country, potential of BTL, by-products, the economics, prices and competitiveness of BTL is analyzed in the section.

China’s biofuel industry and the national energy policy is researched, along with the policy framework on liquid biofuels. China’s energy scenario and the role of biofuels is another point researched in section 7.

Section 8 and 9 analyzes China’s biodiesel and bioethanol industries in a SWOT Framework Analysis, while section 10 analyzes the leading industry contributors such as Anhui Fengyuan Petrochemical, Biolux, Henan Tianguan Group, etc. The section profiles ten industry players, thus concluding the report.

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