CCBJ Vol I No 06-07: Bioenergy & Biofuels

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In this special edition, CCBJ presents a quantitative assessment of the bioenergy industry, survey results and a forecast, as well as a qualitative review of segments derived from more than 50 interviews with executives, experts, regulators and investors.

The U.S. bioenergy industry, which includes biopower and the biofuels business, has grown from a relatively stagnant market of around $5 billion in annual revenues during the years 1990 to 2002 to close to $25 billion in 2008. In this special edition, CCBJ presents a quantitative assessment of the bioenergy industry, survey results and a forecast, as well as a qualitative review of segments derived from more than 50 interviews with executives, experts, regulators and investors.

Inside this edition:

  • Biofuels overview: A comprehensive look at the phenomenal rise of the $58-billion global biofuels business and forecasts for future growth.
  • Second-generation biofuels: cellulosic biofuels and algae for biodiesel; developments in both the biochemical and thermochemical R&D pathways.
  • Biomass power: Consolidation is the trend for traditional combustion plants; Utilities test co-firing with coal; waste managers tap into landfill-gas-to-energy opportunities; anaerobic digestion expands from Europe to North America.
  • Forest biorefining: Explores the strategies that leading forest products companies are using to evolve from producing lumber and fiber to producing biofuels and chemicals.
  • Shell's international biofuels business strategy; Turmoil in U.S. and European biodiesel markets; the future of U.S. corn-based ethanol; Brazil's fast-growing sugarcane ethanol industry.

Companies:

ADM, Aurora BioFuels, Black & Veatch, Borregaard, Brown and Caldwell, Cosan SA, Coskata, Covanta Energy, DuPont Danisco, Fulcrum Bioenergy, Iogen, Metcalf & Eddy, POET, Renergy, Renewable Energy Group, Shell International Renewables, Southern Company, US Renewables Group, W.R. Grace, Weyerhaeuser-Chevron and many more.

 

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