Technologies Enabling Biomass-To-Bioenergy (TechVision)

Technologies Enabling Biomass-To-Bioenergy (TechVision)

  • December 2015 •
  • 66 pages •
  • Report ID: 3558376 •
  • Format: PDF
Biomass conversion to energy paves way for a less carbon intensive future

In a world which is continuously aspiring for greener alternatives to replace conventional fossil fuels, biomass to bioenergy technologies offer an optimal solution by producing energy and simultaneously reducing waste. The current study discusses the global scenario with respect to biomass to bioenergy technologies and provides a technology overview of the different types of bioenergy technologies available. Challenges and drivers for the industry have also been discussed in the study. Various industrial and academic players and their activities have been discussed. Opportunity Strategic Evaluation has been used to evaluate the status of various technologies in the market.

Research Scope
Globally, there is an increased interest in solutions enabling biomass-to-bioenergy conversion to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and to look for greener alternatives.
The current research service discusses biomass-to-bioenergy technologies and delves in detail on the status of the technologies and their future.

The research service offers insights primarily on the following:
- Various products from biomass-to-bioenergy conversion
- Key innovators
- Region wise technology adoption
- Funding agencies

Opportunities for Biomass Financing

Community Funding
- Besides the conventional funding system via the government or financial institutions, Germany has shown that local communities are able to contribute to the growth of bioenergy in the country via swarm financing or crowd funding.
- Besides increasing the share of renewable energy, more employment opportunities are created at the local level because the operation is run by the cooperative union.

Securitization Activities
Securitization activities, where assets are transformed into tradable investment products, can be considered as a potential method to increase the viability of biomass projects. However, this will require a more robust financial ecosystem, such as the involvement of rating agencies.

Establishment of Green Bonds
Green bonds are typically corporate bonds issued for projects with environmental benefits. The past two years has witnessed an increase in global fund-raising through green bonds, where the market has almost tripled in size between 2013 and 2014, with around $ billion issued in 2014. Green investments are especially attractive in Islamic finance, which calls for money to be used for the protection and preservation of society.